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.

Guide to taking better iPhone photos

Apple iPhone 6s camera

The iPhone has undoubtedly revolutionized mobile photography since it was released back in 2007. Not surprisingly, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature the best cameras Apple has ever released, but there are still many users who get less than satisfactory results when using their iPhone camera.

The photographer's mantra, "the best camera is the one you have with you", is exceedingly true but it certainly helps to know how to get the most out of your camera. Here are a few tips to help you take better photos with your iPhone.

Instagram now supports multiple accounts on iPhone

Instagram multiple accounts

Instagram now officially supports multiple accounts. The feature makes it possible to quickly switch between several different Instagram accounts, without having to log out. For many Instagram users who manage multiple accounts, this new capability will streamline the process and make jumping between different usernames much easier than before. Once more accounts are added, notifications for any account that has them turned on will appear on the iOS device.

Apple patents high-resolution camera with concave image sensor

Apple concave photosensor lens array

Apple has been granted a patent titled "Small form factor high-resolution camera". While it may not sound like a departure from current iSight cameras found on devices such as the iPhone, this new design may have a significant design impact. By making the image sensor concave, Apple engineers are able to compress the entire camera assembly. The key to this design is that image quality is retained, with high-resolution image capture possible despite the smaller package size.

Report: iPhone 7 Plus to feature dual-lens LinX camera

LinX camera modules

There is no doubt that Apple plans to improve camera technology on the next generation iPhone. The question is, how significant will the changes be? According to a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (KGI Securities) and detailed by MacRumors, the upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus could be significant indeed. Kuo predicts that a dual-lens rear camera is in development, basing this assertion on Apple's acquisition of LinX imaging last April.


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