In this guide I will show you how to take live photos on Apple iPhone.
How about combining a few seconds of video into photos? Have you ever imagined the end result? Apple takes a step further into the world of photography by combining both of them together as they introduce iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with Live Photos.
Moving on from iPhone 6, the latest flagship by Apple almost retains everything but a major overhaul is seen in terms of camera. The iPhone Live Photos brings a whole new experience to camera photography. With this feature on iPhone models, you can capture what happened before you took the picture. Each live photos that are taken include motion and sound of just a few seconds.
In this tutorial, I will show how you can take live photos on your iPhone and share them with your near and dear ones.
What is iPhone's Live Photo
You can ask what are Live Photos on iPhone?
A Live Photo captures 1.5 seconds of video both before and after you press the shutter button to take a photo. So the end result is a 3-second photo which also includes audio recording within.
Your iPhone alongside Live photo will also save an additional 12 megapixel still JPEG image. So that means that you will have two files on your iPhone if you take Live Photos.
Live Photos on Apple iPhone
Here is how to record Live Photos on iPhone -
Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
Make sure that shooting mode is set to Photo.
Now tap on the round icon on the left side of the camera screen.
Once you tap, it will turn Yellow which means Live Photos is now enabled.
Note: To turn off Live Photos, you just need to tap the same icon. It will turn back to White in color, which means it's back to normal photos.
Once the photo is taken, it's saved under Photos apps, just like other photos and videos that you record on your iPhone. So there is no separate folder, just like we have it for Slow Motion videos, Videos, and Bursts. That's one of the additions that we would like to see incoming iOS devices, maybe on the iPhone 12.
Now when you open the live photos that you have taken, you might not see them with animation. You need to slide through photos and come back to the same Live photos, then you will see the actual live photo effect.
You also get all the sharing options that are available with any traditional photo or video on the iPhone.
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