How to use Live Pictures ?.

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What is Live Pictures ?.

Live Photos is a feature that combines photos and videos.

It is ideal for photographing objects or people in motion : birds, streams, children, etc. In addition, it also works well with the cameras placed in the front and the back of your smartphone.

And thanks to its format .mov, you can share your Live Pictures in the form of videos on Facebook !

The Live Photos are automatically saved in the Photos app under the album Live Photos.
When you connect your iPhone to your Mac, the Photos app will have a section, in the left panel, dedicated to the Live Pictures. They will be in the format .jpeg.

Manual Live Photos.

Open the Photos app and select the option Live Photos by tapping the icon with two circles embedded in each other (at the top of the screen, in the center).
Once activated, the icon will become yellow.

For its activation and use, follow these 8 tips :

Live Photos begins recording before you press the shutter release, so have your goal in sight.

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It’s the same when you’re finished. Do not press again not on the trigger as long as you have not turned your camera towards the ground, for example.

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Live Photos also records the sound of your photo. For example, when you take a photo of your little cousin and talk to him, your voice will be heard on the photo.
Note : If you are not able to get sound on your Live Camera, try to cut it and then reactivate it. This does not mean that the audio function will be disabled from your photo.

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You will also need to press really fast on the trigger, because if you hold it too long supported you will be in the Burst mode (Burst mode), or you will not take a portion of your photo.

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Live Pictures will need a good light source, this is due to their rate of frames per second : 15 fps, which is not enough to capture properly the light.

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Make sure that Live Photo is well-off when you no longer need, and especially if your iPhone only has 16 Gb of memory.
To turn off Live Photos, press the shutter button, it will take the color white and will Live Off.

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On the iPhone 6 and 6s, your photos taken with the rear camera will be 12 megapixels, and 5 megapixel camera with front camera.

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When we imported our Live Photos via the app to Transfer images and to the Videos folder, it has taken the format .mov and its size is 5.50 Mb.
Its jpeg version was 7.6 Mb. Even if you are a fan of Live Photos, use the app sparingly because the memory of your iPhone can very quickly fill up.

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View the Live Photos.

Once your photo has been taken, you can see it via the Photos app of your iPhone, or you can tap directly on its thumbnail with the 3D technology Touch.

On your iPhone, open your Live Photos and press the photo.

Since then, a Mac go to the Photos app ? Live Photos and then click Live in the top left.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad prior to iOS 11, then you will need to exert a long pressure.

It is now possible to see its Live Photos from an Apple Watch (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation and may soon be the 5th generation), and use it as wallpaper.

Start by pairing your watch Apple and your iPhone. Then, go to the Photos application on your smartphone, select your Live Photos and press on the option to Create a dial, at the bottom of your screen.

Finally, press ADD, just below Photos. Your Live Photos is loaded on your Apple Watch.

To set it as a background on your shows connected, you can just tap on your Live Photos, and choose the option to Create wallpaper for the shows.

Edit the Live Photos.

To edit the Live Pictures, press the Edit option which is located at the top right of your screen.

Since your Mac, open your Live Photos and in the top right click Edit.

You can add filters to your photos, annotate it, change the framing of the photo, but also its beginning and its end. However, you will not be able to change the duration of the photo directly via the Photos application.

Find your Live Photos on your iPhone.

The Live Photos stand out from the others thanks to the circle icon that is located in their left corner.

If you want to view all your Live Photos, open the Photos app and select Albums at the bottom of the screen. In the category of media Types, type of Live Photos.

Transform the Live Photos in Gifs .

To share your best shots videos on the social networks, what could be more convenient than the format .gif (Graphics Interchange Format, a format for animating images) !

For this, you have the application Motion Stills, developed by Google. It lets you convert them to Gifs, and by the same occasion to have a better image quality.

Motion Stills analyzes each frame of your Live Camera, and stabilizes automatically the latter, especially if you have trembled for his decision.

You can also assemble several Live Photos and export them in video format or .gif.

Note, that it is also possible to convert your photos .gif right on your Mac :

Connect your iPhone to your Mac.

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Start the application Capture.

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Download your Live Camera on your Mac. Then, using QucikTime Player, or the application PicGIF Lite (free of charge and in French), convert it to the.

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Share the Live Photos.

It is possible for you to share your Live Photos with another iOS device with iMessage, AirDrop, or iCloud.

If you send your Live Photos to an iPhone with 3D technology, Touch, firm pressure will be needed to view it.

If you share your Live photo to an iPhone 6 or an iOS system earlier, it will support more length on the photo.

If you choose to email, be aware that your Live photo will be in the format .jpg, and this, regardless of your Apple device.

If you always turn on OS X El Capitan or later, then for a sharing from a Mac prefer to AirDrop or iMessage.

Share the Live Photos on Facebook.

From the app of your iPhone, connect to your account Facebook. At the top of your screen, select the Photo option and finally your Live Photos.

Note that only your friends that are owners of an iPhone can view it.

Battery and Live Camera.

As soon as you open Live Photo, the app starts recording even before you press the shutter button. It will have 1.5 seconds of advance on the dynamic photo you are going to take.

This process is therefore very energy-intensive.

We recommend, therefore, strongly from well off the applications, Photos and Live Photos from your iPhone.