Lumia Cinemagraph Beta is now available to download with new sharing options

Just yesterday, Microsoft detailed some changes coming to Cinemagraph's backend through OneDrive and today, that updated app is now available. Labeled as Lumia Cinemagraph Beta, the app can be downloaded through the Store though currently the link is not searchable (so you need the app's direct link, found below).

The biggest changes in this version affect how you share Cinemagraphs detailed in the Beta release notes.

"Now cinemagraphs are shared directly as repeating video clips through the normal sharing steps. As a result, there's no longer need for a separate upload step or user account and all the normal sharing destinations supported by Windows Phone are available.""The newly shared cinemagraphs will be available in the Shared Cinemagraphs folder on your device. Note that there's no longer a Shared view for online cinemagraphs in the application. If you need to access your previously shared cinemgraphs on our server, please use the Lumia Cinemagraph (non-beta) application still available in the Store for that.""Please note that Lumia Cinemagraph Beta is only available in English."

Certainly this makes taking and sharing Cinemagraphs much easier without the Nokia account.

For those who have never used Cinemagraph, the app creates an animated GIF like file using your Lumia's camera. They are perfect for capturing moments where part of the image is static, and something else is moving, creating a mini-looping video file.

Grab the beta version of Cinemagraph and remember to leave them feedback to help improve the app for its final release.

Source: Microsoft Beta Apps for Lumia

QR: cinema

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.