This tutorial explains how to create an animated QR code. I will explain how to create animated QR code using animated GIF. For doing that, I will use a command line tool called MyQR to do the same. Using the tool, you will be able to create a QR code using a URL or a simple text. The tool uses animated GIF to be added in the QR code, giving an animation effect. The GIF can be colorful and if you want you can also gray-scale the GIF before adding it in the QR code. Apart from adding GIF, you can also put a static image inside the QR code. And the output format of the QR code depends on the image you have added to it.
Creating animated QR code using a GIF is a very nice tweak that you can play. You can put animated QR code anywhere by adding links to your social accounts, etc. And if you like command line tools to perform some amazing task, then you will like this tool that I have mentioned here.
Previously, we have covered some topics like adding QR code in MS Word, apps to generate QR code, etc. But, the QR generated by those apps and software is a static one. So, here I will show you how to create an animated QR code using GIF.
How to Create an Animated QR Code Using a GIF?
Creating animated QR code using MyQR command line tool is a piece of cake. All it requires is Python available on your PC. After that, just a few commands have to be run in order to create an animated QR code.
Here are some steps to create an animated QR code.
Step 1: Open a command prompt and then install MyQR on our PC using PIP. To do that, run this command.
pip3 install myqr
Step 2: Now, the tool has installed on your PC. You can use it to create an animated QR code pretty easily. You just need the GIF file that you want to add to the QR code. Open a command prompt in the folder where you have placed the GIF file that you want to add in QR code. Next, run the command in the following syntax.
myqr [text or URL here]-p [Name and path of GIF]
The above command will convert the GIF file to a gray scaled image before adding it to QR code. But, if you want to add colored animated GIF, then you can run the following command:
myqr https://github.com -p github.jpg -c
That’s all you need to do to create an animated QR code using a GIF. MyQR code makes it pretty simple to do that.
MyQR is a very nice tool to create an animated QR code using a GIF. And if you want to learn a whole new way of creating QR code by adding GIFs into it, then this tutorial will show you how.