Google Plus just released a cool new photography feature that allows you to create animated gif’s from your uploaded single photo files.
The process is actually quite simple if you do a little bit of planning ahead while you are taking photos.
The new feature is called Auto Awesome.
You need to take a series of photos at the same time, at least 5 photos.
Upload all your photos to your G+ account.
This is where G+ uses it’s magic and stitches all the similar photos together to create a motion animation file.
All of your photos will be there plus the extra animated photo that you can share to your circle.
What I did to create my animated motion gifs below were to use the high speed shutter on my DSLR.
I just held my shutter down and clicked off 9 photos high speed as my son crossed the finish line.
I uploaded all 9 photos and G+ created the .gif below of my son crossing the finish line at his recent triathlon.
You can easily share the animated gif to your Google Plus page.
If you want to save the .gif to your computer, just right click and save it.