LA has always photographed well. Now, it animates well.

GIF (graphics interchange format) apps, which allow users to create partially animated photos (also known as cinemagraphs) on their phones, are becoming increasingly popular.

The trendiest of the group is Cinemagram, which was launched for free back in March, according to Venture Beat.

The app is fairly simple: you take a short (think 2- to 3-second) video, highlight the area of the video that you want to animate, put an edgy filter over it if you so desire, and voilà! You get a fascinating cinemagraph.

Send us your best cinemagraphs of LA, and enjoy these striking images taken all around the city!

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  • LACMA

    Photo by <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show1/9665117" target="_hplink">Ben</a>

  • Asher Over Malibu

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/9097166" target="_hplink">Buddhatron</a>

  • Marionette

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/10437993" target="_hplink">Jamesrptx</a>

  • At Moca #transmissionla

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/6577703" target="_hplink">unknown user</a>

  • Spider Over Silver Lake

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/4514261" target="_hplink">Kurt Weiss</a>

  • Satellite Silverlake

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/4514261" target="_hplink">Gavi</a>

  • Malibu

    By Wayne Ryan

  • Hollywood Americana

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/6323225" target="_hplink">harisonpetit</a>

  • Downtown LA

    Photo by <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/10280059" target="_hplink">shotcolin</a>

  • Parking in DTLA

    Photo by <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/9876889" target="_hplink">spacely_spaced</a>

  • Hollywood Bowl

    Photo by Martha

  • Summer Afternoon At The Getty

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/9342246" target="_hplink">3ricshane</a>

  • UCLA

    By <a href="http://cinemagr.am/show/6756282" target="_hplink">Johnanthonyr</a>