Live Photos capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after your shot, giving your photos an extra dimension of life as compared to a still. While you can trim and edit Live Photos and add effects like Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure and even convert them GIFs (with third-party apps), there hasn't been a way to convert them to regular videos, until now.
Apple offers a few dynamic wallpapers on iOS devices. While these slowly change in the background, there are not many to choose from. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can quickly make their own dynamic wallpaper by adding a Live Photo to the iOS lock screen.
The Live Photos feature is switched on by default. There is an icon in the Camera app that consists of three concentric circles. This is the Live Photos toggle, which will be yellow when enabled. Tapping this icon will disable Live Photo, but it will automatically switch back on once you leave the Camera app. Here's how to permanently keep Live Photo disabled:
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: