Inferring Creativity

February 7, 2024 9:45 pm by Bjorn Roche
Nick Hasty holding a skull.

Nick Hasty, GIPHY’s VP of Product, Machine Learning was recently interviewed on the ML Ops Community Podcast where he talked about GIPHY’s history, some AI/ML projects GIPHY has done over the years, and the current AI startup landscape. You watch the interview on YouTube, or listen to the podcast on Spotify.

Modifying FFMPEG to Support Transparent GIFs

July 9, 2020 9:26 pm by Bjorn Roche

A sticker (left) is just a GIF (right) with transparent pixels. Here at GIPHY, we differentiate between GIFs and Stickers in our business language, as the two products are served to different searches and customers. However, we still use the GIF format to store stickers – all they really are is GIFs with transparent pixels. […]

How Video Formats Work

January 31, 2018 5:21 pm by Bjorn Roche

Introduction In my presentation on GIFs, I focused on how GIFs work and how GIFs compare to modern image formats. Let’s look a bit at modern video formats and see how they compress data. Here at GIPHY, we obviously work a lot with the GIF format, but you might be surprised to learn that we […]

The Making of a GIF Music Video

December 1, 2017 5:24 pm by Bjorn Roche

When singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski recently visited the GIPHY office, she got inspired and thought of the idea to create a music video made entirely of GIFs. We weren’t sure if this had ever been done before, but it didn’t really matter – it sounded too fun not to try it ourselves. Cassandra has a great […]

GIFS: Why do They Look Like That?

August 30, 2017 4:23 pm by Bjorn Roche

Here at GIPHY we work with GIFs every day. Sometimes, however, it pays to stop and ask “What exactly is a GIF?”. Since the format is over thirty years old, it has some real limitations, so it is worth asking: “What are they? What does it do well? And what can’t it do?

The GIF format has a distinctive look, one that we at GIPHY are familiar with. Watch this talk to learn more about how we examine why GIFs look the way they do and a lot more….