Make cinemagraphs from still images (for $300/year)

The results of Plotagraph Pro, which enables warping still images to create animations, look pretty interesting (see below), though at a subscription rate of $300 (roughly 2.5x that of Photoshop & Lightroom combined), I think it’ll be a challenging sell. You can see the tool in action via a tutorial on the site.



3 thoughts on “Make cinemagraphs from still images (for $300/year)

  1. Very nice program, but they need a different sales model, a monthly option will produce a much better response, $300 is a large chunk to pay upfront for a program that you probably won’t use too intensely.
    Seems to produce some nice effects though.

  2. Agree. Interesting software but something I would use only now and then.

    More generally, I can only support so many companies who ask for a monthly subscription for their software (Adobe takes a large chunk of our budget!). This means that, now, software has to be pretty impressive and useful to us before I will sign up for a monthly subscription. Have to say that almost always these days, if companies ask for a monthly subscription, I will not subscribe. And, those companies asking for a monthly payment should understand they need to think again about their payment options because I am sure they will be losing many sales when they use the word ‘subscription.’ I’m sure I am not the only person who feels this way about subscription models.

    I’m sure companies who develop software have to cover their costs and make a profit but without the support of customers, then the software will fail or will not deliver target revenues.

  3. hi John,
    I tried my hand at doing something like this internally in Photoshop. The first output that seems encouraging is downloadable here:
    It was produced via a inverted pyramid scheme – one original input image spawns five derivatives (the artistic effects themselves come from the PhotoDonut plug-in) and then an Action is used to create twenty primary frames and also initiates lots of tweening (using the Timeline feature in Photoshop CC).
    More experimentation to follow …

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