Plotagraph Pro is all kinds of new and Innovative!
It was about a year ago that I reached out to the Plotagraph Pro Team and asked if I might be able to review their software. I was intrigued by the ability to make an animated image from a still photograph. It seemed impossible and too good to be true.
You may have heard of Cinemagraphs, but those aren’t the same as Plotagraphs. A Cinemagraph is usually a video that has some creative masking done to make one part remain perfectly still while another part moves. The important thing here is that it is made from a video but has the still characteristics of an image. A Plotagraph is a still image that is animated to appear like a video. With Plotagprah, you can animate any still photo with endless possibilities.
Last year when I reviewed Plotagraph they were still in the beta testing stage. Now, however, they are a fully functioning product with both a web and desktop (Mac also) application. They have also created a social platform for sharing your newly created Plotagraphs and I have to say, it is gorgeous! I could spend hours just navigating the social platform to see how others animate their Plotagraphs.
Last year there was some (well okay, a lot) of contention around the price point for the software. It was $299 per year which made it nearly inaccessible to hobbyist photographers. Plotagraph listened and now has several options for accessing the software. All of their options are monthly with no contracts. I love that! That is how I operate f.64 Elite. That gives the member the option to come and go as they please and does not lock them into a year long contract.
In this review/tutorial, I am going to show you how I animated this Milky Way photograph and walk you through the gorgeous Social Media Platform.