Over on my Plotagraph Portfolio I’ve added some more images. Here are some tips for posting yours to social media in Q&A form:
Q: How do you get the file on Facebook?
A: It’s SUPER SIMPLE. In the Plotagraph software just export an MP4 file. I suggest sticking to 1920 or 1280 for the width. File type will be MP4, framerate 25 and duration 14s. Once you’ve downloaded the file, create a Facebook post just as normal and click the option to add a photo/video. Select your Plotagraph and post. Done!
Q: How do you get the Plotagraph on Instagram?
You have to take the video and get it on your mobile device where you have Instagram. Inside Plotagraph Pro export an MP4 with a duration of 14s and width of 1280. Then, I download that and use Airplay to get the video to my iPad and then upload that with Instagram.
Q: How do you get the MP4 on Twitter?
Oh that’s an easy one. You can upload the MP4 right to Twitter like a JPG… no issues!
Q: Any other Social Media sharing tips?
Yes! Funny you should ask!
1) Pinterest has silly small file size limits so don’t be afraid to export at something like 10fps and a shorter duration.
2) G+ likes GIF’s over MP4.
2b) How do you say “GIF” out loud when talking to other humans? Hard G. The G in GIF is short for Graphics, which is a hard G, unlike, say, Giraffe or Gacking off to webcam jirls.
3) Hashtag #Plotagraph to help other plotagraphers discover you!
4) When I post WordPress here at StuckInCustoms.com, I upload a GIF that us under 15MB right into WP. I’ve found that hosting the GIF other places doesn’t really work.