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I was going to make an iOS app that did this until I found out that there are already a few.
It was recently updated. They fixed all of the floating window bugs in Sierra.
+1 for Spectrum
but practice on what exactly?
It doesn't matter what.
When I started making music in 2001, I would just copy beats to see if I could reverse engineer how famous producers constructed their beats and mixed their songs. I would try and figure out exactly what instruments they used, how they used flanges, delay, and all other types of effects. I copied beats for almost two years until I understood what principles of composition made a beat great.
One of the last songs I created sounded so authentic that I got an RIAA takedown on my YouTube video because the video reached nearly 400k views. People thought it was a real song - https://vimeo.com/35949550
If the goal is to practice their visual skills, isn't it better to do it by creating something original?
No. Humans learn by copying... You don't learn the alphabet and language by making up something original — you copy. Then once you've copied, you start generating your own slang and accents.
Look at the similarities between two designs of two complete different companies and products.
One of the people I've been starstruck by in the community. I love what Dann does for the community.
Thanks for the post! Got all of the information I needed from it.
"high quality gif" is a misnomer. You have up to 256 colors per image/frame, there is nothing high quality about it.
The application does look pretty good and the sketch integration seems like it could also be interesting. I'm still not sure it's better than Gif Brewery especially since Gif Brewery is now free, but the site, and app look pretty nice.
This is the right answer.
Over a year ago, I spent 2 months trying to find the answer to this question. I tried LiceCap, GifRocket, Photoshop, ImageMagick on the command line, Giphy, and a few other tools.
In terms of creation, editing, and quality (and I use the term quality extremely loosely when it comes to gif), this is way better than anything else I tested.
One of the features that I'm looking for is a place to store Fonts I've purchased. Font Book is great, but it doesn't seem to have an iCloud sync store associated with it. That being said, I think it would be trivial for Apple to add iCloud syncing to Font Book.
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