I have been wanting to duplicate that animated GIF trick that Wendyvee of Roadside Wonders blog did with a photo of mine from 1980 and one she and her friend John Featherlin duplicated from December, 2010, see………. https://dinerhotline.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/roadside-wonders-blog-pays-homage-to-diner-hotline/
She had told me what programs she had used to do this but I did not have those. The other day I was looking at the email she sent with some of that info and decided to look at software I already had on my computer. I checked out Photoscape which I believe came with one of my digital cameras and lo and behold, the program had that option. So below is a result of trying it out.
This is a digital photo I took a number of years ago of The Salem Diner. I had been playing around in Photoshop about 4 years ago when I had nothing better to do and alterred a copy of the original. First thing I did was put a streamlined end on the left side to match the right. Then I changed the neon sign on the roof to read “Larry’s Diner”. I did the same for the backlit sign on the pole to the right. To be sure, the people with sharp eyes should see some other changes as well.