Live Photos

How to turn GIFs into Live Photos on iPhone

How to turn GIFs into Live Photos with Giphy on 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:

How to convert Live Photos to GIF and other formats

Lively app iOS

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.

How to create stills and duplicates of Live Photos in iOS 9.3

How to duplicate photos in iOS 9.3.

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.

How to crop Live Photos and keep them moving

Live Crop app

Editing Live Photos on the iPhone can be tricky business. For one, any time the image is cropped the motion stops. Restoring the live part of the Live Photo means avoiding this change, or reverting to the original. While some of the other iOS editing tools don't have this effect, there is a simple way to crop Live Photos and keep them moving.

How to share Live Photos on Facebook

How to post live photos on Facebook.

Apple enthusiastically introduced Live Photos last September along with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The feature allows users to create short videos around their stills by recording 1.5 seconds of video before and after the still image. The resulting three second clip adds an extra dimension to the image, giving life to the moment. While many consider it gimmicky (and a storage hog), the feature certainly has its place and, like any other photo or video, fans of it will want to share their moments.


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