Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

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Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby njbuk » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:52 am

I want to show GIFs in Instagram - that is an issue as Instagram does not show GIFS, so GIFS need to ne converted to MP4 videos


There are 2 options

1) convert the GIF to MP4 - that would need to be a server side application - is that possible with wifibooth ?

2) don't record GIFS, record video ( which might be better any way ) save as MP4 video and email/SMS in the normal way - is this possible with wifibooth
in this option there would be no print available


I want to show the full image including branding in Instagram - as the image ratio is 4x6 the branding is clipped off

is the possible in wifibooth to have a sqaure layout opion that includes the branding so it shows up in Instagram correctly ?

thank you for your help inadvance

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Re: Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby tim » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi njbuk,
Well I think the answer depends upon how you are going to upload the media to Instagram: how will you do this?
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Re: Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby njbuk » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:35 am

Tim

Nicholas

MP4 in Instagram - wifibooth creates MP4 either direct or converts from GIF

user emails MP4 file to their account - opens email, share mp4 attachment to Instagram - simple -



Square images


instagram shows square format images

square format should include image and branding

- so suggest option to share images as square format, by alling white margin to sides or top, but print as formated 6 x 4


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Re: Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby tim » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:06 am

OK.
So I don't think adding white margins to a 6x4 photo to make it 6x6 will make for a nicer experience in Instagram -- Insta will already do this for you with a touch of a button, and you can't be sure a user wants to use insta when sharing.
It's weird that insta still doesn't support GIFs. They did add it in Direct though (giphy) so i'll wait a bit and see if they add GIF support for real.... https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/1788 ... ging-giphy
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Re: Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby njbuk » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:38 pm

Thank you for replying - it is appreciated

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Re: Instagram - Square Images and GIFS

Postby tim » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:40 am

MP4 support is coming soon, want to try it out?
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