Nokia launches Cinemagraph image sharing for Windows Phone 8

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Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is introducing new social media sharing tools leveraging Cinemagraph, the GIF-making camera application optimized for the manufacturer's Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia smartphones.

Cinemagraph, introduced this fall, enables Lumia users to add motion to still photographs: After an image is captured, the app processes the information contained within the frame to detect movement, identifying elements optimized for animation--for example, a passing car. In addition to adding Cinemagraph animations, users may also adjust the speed and duration of each loop.

With the release of Cinemagraph version 2.5.0.21, Lumia owners may now share images via Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter, email or SMS. "The app uploads your Cinemagraph pictures to our servers and sends a link to the site or people you've chosen," explains Nokia Conversations blog editor Ian Delaney. "The Cinemagraphs aren't uploaded directly to social networks because they don't support the animated format used for the files."

Cinemagraph is one of several camera lens applications exclusive to Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones: The Smart Shoot app enables users to mix and match components from a sequence of photos, swapping in perfect smiles and swapping out unwanted distractions. Another Lumia app, Panorama, synchronizes multiple images to create panoramic views. 

For more:
- read this Nokia Conversations blog entry

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