10 Uses For iPhone Live Photos

Live Photos are more than just a bit of video attached to your pictures. You can use them to create loops, long exposures and pick a perfect frame when your subject won't stay still.

Comments: 15 Responses to “10 Uses For iPhone Live Photos”

    Carl Martinoli
    2 months ago

    Always something to learn from your broadcasts, and this was one of your best. Opens up a whole new set of processes to explore. We sure have come a long way since the //GS!

    Thanks, Carl M.

    Rick
    2 months ago

    Is there a way to remove the audio from a Live Photo? or, are there edits (covering to gif, looping, etc) that automatically do not include the audio?

    2 months ago

    Rick: Yes. Click the audio button (bottom right, when editing the Live Photo).

    Vaman Kale
    2 months ago

    I would like to include some Live Photo’s in a movie where it will run as a Live Photo for 3 secs. How to do that?

    nick
    2 months ago

    Great lesson Gary. I usually have Live Photos turned off because I thought they're just accumulating extra storage for no reason. Apple should be compensating you for marketing their product better than they do :)

    2 months ago

    Vaman: I mention in the tutorial how to extract it as a video. Then just take that video clip into iMovie or whatever you are using to build your video project.

    Francis X. Cottone
    2 months ago

    Gary when I airdrop the image to my iMac to use photos the live logo isn't present event though it is a live photo. I can edit on the phone but it doesn't seem to carryover to the iMac. Any suggestions. thanks

    Andrea Grasselli
    2 months ago

    Thank you very much Gary, this is really useful for me! I did not think Live Photos can be soooo useful !!!

    2 months ago

    Francis: AirDropping from Photos is essentially exporting the photo as a still image like you are sharing it via a variety of other methods. If this is your iPhone and your iMac, why are you not using iCloud Photo Library? With that, this is a non-issue. Otherwise, you'll need to work with the Live Photo on your iPhone. Syncing (old-fashioned cable sync) to the Photos app on your iMac may do it too, but haven't tried that in years so I'm not sure.

    Patrick
    2 months ago

    Gary, thanks for turning up the rheostat on live photos. Now I have more uses of live photos to use on different occasions.

    Also,I tried to transfer live photos via Airdrop from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro. No luck. Called Apple Support and spent two hours with them trying to solve the problem. Finally, they suggested I plug in my cable and make the transfer that way. It worked!

    Always something new to learn. Keep up the great work on these presentations.

    Patrick

    2 months ago

    Patrick: Using iCloud Photo Library would have made it a non-issue.

    Dave Hunter
    2 months ago

    The "live photo" tutorial was the best example in many years of how the simple tutorials can be so valuable to those of us who are not so technically inclined. We all take "pictures" on our phone and this had some great tips about how to do it better. Great work!

    Margot Wilmshurst
    2 months ago

    I have found your Live Photos can last as long as you hold and press the button.
    Another question please. How do I make Live Photo off not just for the time I am photo but for the next time I turn on my camera app?

    2 months ago

    Margot : When You hold down the button you switch from photo mode to video mode. So you are taking a video there, not a Live Photo.

    Arnie Keller
    2 months ago

    This is the best tutorial I’ve ever seen about live photos.

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