Live Photo Effects

iPhone Live Photo

Live Photo

Having had an iPhone 6 for about a year now, I have had the “Live Photo” option, where for a split second they are animated, for a while. I thought they were pretty neat, and liked the animation on my iWatch, but never really knew how to do anything with them, other than as a static picture.  Recently, I had heard or read somewhere about the new effects for the Live Photos with iOS 11, but I hadn’t figured out how to view them until today.  And man they are COOL!

When you take a Live Photo you also get a “Bounce”, “Loop” and “Long Exposure” option as an effect for that live photo. These effects are pretty awesome, but it wasn’t so easy for me to figure out how to share them or export them out of my photos as a GIF file. But where there is a will, there is a way.  And after a bit of cussing, a bit of research and this awesome article, I finally figured it out and voila!

Bounce Effect

Bounce effect on live photo

Loop effect on live photo

Long Exposure effect on live photo

Right now, I am thinking that my favorite effect is the bounce effect.  It makes me smile, feels cleaner and gets me excited about the new creative things I can do with it.  Really looking forward to experimenting with these effects and my live photos on iPhone.

Creative in 2018. Yay for ME!

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