New Live Photos Features

With macOS High Sierra you can unlock new features of your iPhone Live Photos. You can choose a new frame as the still image. You can set the video to loop or bounce. You can also use the video to simulate a long exposure photo. You can even export a loop or bouncing video as an animated GIF.

Comments: 12 Responses to “New Live Photos Features”

    Norbert Joost
    2 years ago

    Hope this relates to your good explanation on Live Photos:
    How do I export the photo in the new format HEIF ? There is only the option jpg, png,tiff

    2 years ago

    Norbert: File, Export, Export Unmodified Original. You get the HEIF file. Use Command+I to check and you’ll see.

    Norbert Joost
    2 years ago

    Gary, thanks, I will try tonight and report.

    Norbert Joost
    2 years ago

    Nope, does’t work. To be clear, the photo in Photos is a jpg, and when I export it, it still is a jpg. There is no reformating, unlike the video. Strange and disapointig. You should make a video on the total HEIF thing.

    2 years ago

    Norbert: Ah, if the original is JPEG, not HEIF, then of course you’ll get JPEG. I don’t see any way to convert it to HEIF. So what is you reason for converting it? JPEG is more compatible now. HEIF may be slightly more compact, but just one photo won’t make much of a difference.

    Norbert Joost
    2 years ago

    One photo does’tt make a difference. 2000 photos makes a difference and 12000 photos even more so. the point is : in high Sierra you can’t convert a jpg into a HEIF photo. I think Apple should provide that feature in addition to png and tiff. After all it is a new and hopefully good improvement that has to be promoted, especially if you export a RAW !

    Tom Gonser
    2 years ago

    Live photo taken on iPhone 7 Plus, then air dropped to High Sierra on iMac, comes through as a single JPEG. How does one get the “Live” photo from iPhone to iMac?

    2 years ago

    Tom: I haven’t tried AirDrop. Usually, you would be using iCloud Photo Library so it wouldn’t be an issue. The Live Photo would save to your library in iCloud and appear on your Mac. If you are not using iCloud Photo Library, I suppose the old way of syncing your iPhone by a cable and the Photos app would work. The Live Photo would definitely come over on that.

    Michael Saurin
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary. I have been watching your video “on new live photo features” and taking a video on my iPhone 5s and putting it in to Photos on my iMac (High Sierra) and my iOS is 11.0.1 i don’t seem to get the footer part in edit it doesn’t show live in top left hand corner or live in bottom right hand corner displaying the four options or bursts in centre. What am i do wrong is it because my 5s iPhone is not compatible any more can you please help. Regards Mike.

    2 years ago

    Michael: Live Photos is a feature of the iPhone 6s and newer.

    michael Saurin
    2 years ago

    Thanks Gary. Now i know it explains everything, have to update, i’ll have to wait till october when iPhone X comes out. Thank you.

    Raj Gohil
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary. Thanks for explaining the live photos features, great video.

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