This is a copy of a gif I saw on twitter. I made this copy because I want to learn how this effect is done. It is a static image that has been turned into a gif. Two simple visual effects have been added by the person who made this. There is a flash of light simulation as well as sparkles of light emanating from the subjects of the image.
I want to know if there is an easy way to do this using publicly available animation creation and graphic creation software.
I also would like to find out how to make, if I choose to, a fireworks explosion effect in the back ground of an image.