In addition to adding the Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure effects to Live Photos, iOS 11 introduces several new editing features. You can now trim them and change the key photo, which is the photo that displays in your album.
Live Photos were first introduced with iOS 9, allowing the iPhone to capture 3 seconds of live footage around a still image. Deep pressing on the still plays the short clip, adding life to the scene. iOS 11 taps into Live Photos potential, making them a bit more interesting with several new features. In addition to adding a much needed Live Photos album, you can now change the key frame of your Live Photo and add several effects including Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Here’s how to apply these new effects to live photos on your iPhone:
While there has seemingly always been demand to turn Live Photos into GIFs, there hasn't been much said about turning GIFs into Live Photos. The latest version of Giphy has a tool for just that, however, allowing you to save your favorite GIFs in your camera roll as Live Photos, which you can use as wallpaper or as your lock screen image. Here's how to use Giphy to turn GIFs into Live Photos:
Apple’s recent take on revolutionizing photos is magical, but there is one glaring issue for most people. As neat as Live Photos are, the format is still unsupported in many places. Say you wanted to send a Live Photo to your friend who uses something besides an iPhone. You would be out of luck.
This article covers how you can convert your Live Photos to the popular GIF format along with other popular formats so you can share them practically anywhere.
The new Nightshift mode stole the show with the recent release of iOS 9.3 and, after that, most attention focused on the new ability to password protect the Notes app. While those two were the main attraction, there were plenty of other smaller changes and additions including tweaks to News, Health and CarPlay.