What are Live Photos?

Imagine being able to capture not just a still image but the essence of a moment – the laughter, the movement, the emotions. With Live Photos on your iPhone, you can do just that. Live Photos are a unique feature that records a few seconds of video before and after you take a photo, creating a captivating and immersive experience.

How to Enable Live Photos on Your iPhone

Enabling Live Photos on your iPhone is quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Live Photos icon at the top of the screen. It looks like a set of concentric circles.
  3. The Live Photos feature is now enabled, and you will see a yellow icon at the top of the screen indicating that Live Photos are active.

How to Capture Live Photos

Once you have enabled Live Photos on your iPhone, capturing a Live Photo is as simple as taking a regular photo. Just open the Camera app, frame your shot, and tap the shutter button. Your iPhone will automatically record a few seconds of video before and after the photo is taken, preserving the moments leading up to and following the shot.

Editing Live Photos to Get the Perfect Action Frame

After capturing a Live Photo, you can edit it to select the perfect action frame. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the Live Photo you want to edit.
  3. Tap on the “Edit” button at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Swipe left and right on the photo strip at the bottom of the screen to browse through the frames of the Live Photo.
  5. When you find the perfect action frame, tap on the “Make Key Photo” button to set it as the main still image.
  6. Tap on “Done” to save your edited Live Photo.

Sharing Live Photos

Once you have captured and edited your Live Photos, you can easily share them with others. Live Photos can be shared with other iPhone users, as well as users of other devices. When shared with non-iPhone users, Live Photos will appear as regular still images.

Now that you know how to enable, capture, and edit Live Photos on your iPhone, go out and start capturing the essence of those special moments. Whether it’s a child’s laughter, a breathtaking sunset, or a memorable event, Live Photos allow you to relive the moment like never before.

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