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Flamm - Make GIF Arts app review



Have you ever wanted to make fun GIFs like you see on imgur and other popular websites? Flamm - Make GIF Arts is an app that will enable you to do so in a quick and easy way using your iPhone or iPad.

This app is available for free from the Photo & Video section of the App Store, and it will only take up 1.3 MB of space on your iOS device. Let's take a look at its features.

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Flamm - GIF Movie Maker


Create GIFs In Moments

When you fire up Flamm - Make GIF Arts on your iPhone or iPad, you'll be taken to the in-app camera without further ado. The top two-thirds of your screen will serve as the viewfinder while the bottom has options such as Flash, rear or front camera toggle, History, Album, and of course, a big blue capture button.

There is also an unobtrusive circle on the camera viewfinder, and segments of it will start to darken, showing you how many shots you have left. You can create GIFs of up to 40 stills, which can be previewed in thumbnail right there on the camera screen. If you want to re-shoot, you can simply tap on the cross button beside the capture button.

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Camera interface
Camera interface

Effects and Sharing

When you're happy with your GIF, you need to tap on the thumbnail which will take you to the editing screen. Here you can apply a number of effects categorized into four sections, namely Basic, Colorful, Fun, and Glitch. Only the Basic section, which consists of 11 effects, is available in the free version. Some of these include Chrome, Noir, Tonal, and Process.

The rest of the effects can be unlocked using the Effect Pack in-app purchase, which only costs 99 cents and unlocks a whopping 49 additional effects.

There is a settings icon on the editing page which allows users to speed up or slow down the GIF up to four times faster or slower. Quality can also be adjusted here on a scale of one to five, three being the default.

Tap next and the GIF will encode. Now you can choose to save it to your camera roll, send it via Twitter or email, and export it as a GIF or MOV file to other third-party apps.

Choose from a number of effects
Choose from a number of effects

Flamm - GIF Movie Maker


Pros & Cons


  • Free and lightweight app at 1.3 MB
  • Become a GIF artist
  • Add effects to your GIF
  • Share via Twitter, email, WhatsApp, and other third party apps
  • Saves up to 10 shooting sessions
  • Save the GIFs you want to keep to your camera roll and in-app album
  • Simple and intuitive functions
  • Additional effects available via in-app purchases
  • Hold down the Capture button to take photos in rapid succession


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Save GIFs to in-app and native iOS camera rolls
Save GIFs to in-app and native iOS camera rolls

Final Words

Flamm - Make GIF Arts is a really simple, straightforward app that makes creating GIFs a piece of cake. Get this app and you will be able to make these GIFs from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.


Flamm - GIF Movie Maker

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.