Apple’s Live Photos – which you can easily shoot from any iPhone 6S or later run on iOS 11 or later – is a hybrid photo-video format that is 1.5 seconds before and after tapping the camera shutter. Records action in. By combining image, sound and movement together, you can play a live photo with a simple tap and hold. With live photos, you get more than a great photo; You capture the whole moment with movement and sound, which you shoot in an easy manner like any other photo.
Live photos are neither inherently superior nor always appropriate: you may not need to see movement or see sound or you may want to free up additional storage space that these hybrid images pick up. If so, there are ways to reduce live photos and even convert those you already have to traditional images. Enabling and disabling Live Photos is so easy that people often forget to turn off the feature, resulting in every photo you take live, which is twice the storage space on your phone. It doesn’t help that Live Photo is on by default and automatically switches back unless you specifically turn it off. We show you how to do this in iOS 14.4.
After launching the camera app, you will see a live photo animated yellow bullseye icon on the top right of your screen, as well as an arrow icon on the top icon that controls the various camera options. Tap on the bullseye to turn it off – you’ll see a quick notation that will indicate a change in status. A slash up through the button of a white bullse means that the facility is closed. To keep the live photo off as long as you want it Settings> Camera> Preserve Settings And toggle to the front switch Live photos.
Once you turn off the live photo feature, any image you shoot will be a standard image, and any live photo you previously captured will remain in your camera roll as a live photo. Another way to control live photo status is to tap the middle top arrow in the camera app. It gives you a variety of controls over various camera functions such as flash, video, exposure, aspect ratios, timers and live photos. Tapping the Live Photos bullseye gives you the option to change the settings on the fly Live on, Be dependent, or Auto.
Within each live photo, you can change the main display frame or add all kinds of adjustments and effects by opening and tapping the live photo from the photo app’s album sheet. Edit. If you want to change the frame that is still used as a photo, tap on the Bullseye icon and move the bottom slider with your finger, and release when you reach the frame you want. Make key photo Icon.
You can share live photos with others, but they will only animate if the recipient is using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If you want to convert a live photo into a static shot, do this: Open your live photo and tap on Edit, apply any adjustment and cropping you want and choose Bullseye to choose the frame you want to use. Tap on the icon. Then tap the yellow live tag at the top and view it in white with a strikethrough Bullseye icon. Then tap on Done. Your live photo is now a regularly edited image the way you want to see it, while your original live photo is also stored in the camera roll.
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