Gifs are extremely fun to watch and when you have a bunch of gameplay clips, it’s easy to make gifs using them.
And, you can do them all with the convenience of your PS4 or the PS4 Pro console.
Sony rolled out a new Sharefactory update which now allows players to readily create gifs from gameplay videos or short clips they have recorded during gaming sessions. The announcement was made in their blog that confirmed that players will be able to download Sharefactory version 2.0. If you haven’t already used the PS4 controller’s share button to record videos, you should do so now.
The steps to create your own gif image are simple and have been specified in the official site with specific examples. These short animated files can go up to 10 seconds long when created using the PS4 console. There is no word on the size of the file but when we tried to create them, it looked of below average quality. Probably, the developers were trying to keep it low resolution so that it is easy to share them on Twitter. The social media site does allow files up to 15MB when using desktops but smartphones are limited to just 5 MB which could be the reason that these gifs looked kind of bad.
To describe the feature, Sony and Naughty Dog picked a scene from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The caption is pretty apt and gives us a glimpse of some of the hilarious gifs that gamers could come up with. They can use the feature right now and it has a good deal of customization options to tweak before the final output. The options available within this update include Impact, a feature used to caption images and Photo Mode. Using Photo mode, players can collage six screenshots into a single gif.
Keeping up with the Instagram trend, the PS4 Sharefactory update also includes a lot of filters and photo effects to choose from. With the improved version, the app can import files 20 percent faster than the previous version. It also has the feature to pan across, zoom in to gameplay videos along with brand new troll stickers.
PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro console users will receive the Sharefactory update. There is no discrimination in this one but the console population is about to be split into mediocre graphics quality and high 4K graphics once the Pro is adopted into mainstream market. It becomes more like how the PC crowd is playing on different hardware with varied graphical quality.