Live photos are nothing short of magical. Ever since the feature was released in iOS 9, it’s only managed to delight iPhone owners. It’s one of those classic Apple features that make you smile. 3D Touching a photo to animate had a similar effect. But while they were amazing, we didn’t have any kind of control over them. This is changing in iOS 11.
iOS 11 gives Live Photos a thorough update. Not only can you edit them, you can also add some really cool effects. If like me, you’ve been a fan of Live Photos for the past two years, now is the time to go back through all your favorite Live Photos and make them even better.
It’s been some time now since Apple launched Live Photos, a fun way to bring even more life to our photos.
WhatsApp is finally joining the rest of us in the GIF party. It’s late, sure, but now a billion+ people have a way to quickly search for and share a Beyonce GIF as a response. And you can’t really put a price on that.
Photos app is smarter than ever. It knows which photos are the best and loops them up for you. It will now let you search for objects within photos, and identify faces for you. To make it easy to share the best memories from your trip, it will even automatically create a highlights video for you. Read to find out how to use all those new features in the new Photos app in iOS 10.
The new Photos app in iOS 10 has a new tab called Memories. Here you’ll find albums of sorts – Memories – generated periodically by the app itself, based on certain context. It can be a time, place, people you were with, or all of the above. The best way to explain it is when you come back from your next weekend trip, you’re sure to find a “Memory” for that location inside the Memories tab.
Live Photos might seem like a trivial feature but for me, they’re close to my heart. 3D Touch and Touch ID 2 in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are great additions. But Live Photos can make people smile. Quite literally. I’ve had multiple experiences where I’ve taken photos with someone, showed them the photo, then the Live Photo and I’ve seen a big ol’ smile appear on their face. And isn’t that why we like Apple products after all? For their ability to make people smile.
At some point in the (probably near) future, Samsung is going to announce its next flagship, rumored to be called the Galaxy S7. Turns out another Apple-inspired feature could be making a debut on the handset, too.
Earlier this month, Tumblr updated to bring support for viewing and sharing Live Photos within its iOS app. Now Facebook is getting in on the fun, too.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus brought in one of my favorite Apple features – Live Photos. Live Photos captures 1.5 seconds before and after a photo is taken, creating a short, animated image that can be shared and enabled with 3D Touch. But, in a major oversight (in my humble opinion) from Apple, there isn’t much else you can do with that Live Photo.