pple’s Live Photos are comprised of a series
of burst photos that come to life when you
press and hold an image. Apple introduced Live
Photos with the iPhone 6s, which means all
iPhones released since support the feature.
I came to love Live Photos during a road trip
What Is a Live Photo &
I took last summer. The pictures I took of the
ocean are particularly fantastic, because they capture sound
too, which means I caught the moving waves and the sound
they made. Now it’s your turn; here’s how to take, edit, add
effects, and share Live Photos, as well as how to use Live
Photos as wallpaper for your Lock screen.
How Does It Work?
A Live Photo is a short moving picture. Your iPhone captures
audio and images starting 1. 5 seconds before and ending 1. 5
seconds after you tap the white shutter button to snap a photo. Live Photos appear as stills in the Photos app until you tap
and hold the image, bringing it to life. You can simply take your
photos as usual, then later on when you’re viewing them you
can see if you captured any awesome Live Photos.
How to Take Live Photos
If you have an iPhone
6s or newer, your device’s
Camera app is set to take
Live Photos by default.
At the very top center, a
bullseye-looking icon will
be highlighted yellow to
indicate that Live Photos
is on. To turn Live Photos
off, you can tap the yellow
icon; it will turn white and
say Live Off.
If you turn Live Photos
off and exit the Camera
app, Live Photos will remain off when the app is
reopened. So if you like
having the feature on by
default, make sure to turn
Live Photos on before
leaving the Camera app.
by Conner Carey