Any way to backup Live Photos?

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  1. Fernandez21, Sep 26, 2015
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    ok, so I backup my photos to Dropbox, which is supposed to be the full file, but my Live Photos are only showing up as regular photos. I even tried downloading those photos to my 6S and they lose their "liveliness". Anyway to back them up?

    Tried google photos too, and they become regular photos there too.
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Live Photos,, can only be viewed on iOS 9 devices and the upcoming OS X El Capitan which goes live on the 30th. Live photos can not be saved on Dropbox or other services as the live photo is separated into two files. A photo and a video. Same for emailing a live photo to a mac without OS X El Capitan or Windows 10.
     
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I'm running El Capitan Public Beta and I sync'd my live photos to photo and sync'd them back to my iPhone and the "Liveness" is gone :-(.
     
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    If you use iCloud or choose to use iCloud, in the settings app in the photos & camera there is iCloud photo library and upload to photo stream. If you use iCloud, make sure their both on. On your Mac, make sure your signed in to iCloud. test it out by taking live photo. When it uploads to you mac, click it and it will play.
     
  5. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    This doesn't work either. I posted this in the iCloud sub forum. When it syncs with your photo stream, it becomes a regular photo. I can send the live photo via messages and it works great. In photo stream/iCloud, no go.
     
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Are you on the current GM built or El Capitan public beta 10.11.1?
     
  7. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    This actually worked for you?
     
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  9. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I just recently took a live photo on my 6S Plus and was able to have it synced to photos app on my mac running El Capitan public beta 10.11.1. it does work. When you double click the image on your mac you should see the live icon on the bottom of your live photo. click it and it will play

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    GM Build 10.11
     
  11. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it works if you import via cable but I'm saying if you sync via iCloud, it is no longer a Live Photo, just a regular photo. So if you're sharing a photo stream with people and add a Live Photo to that stream, the other people will only see a regular photo. If I look at my Photo Stream in Photos, it is not a Live Photo.
     
  12. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    This works for me as well.
     
  13. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    You don't need to import via a cable. Macs, iPads, phone all use iCloud Photo Library, take live photo on phone. Open Photos on mac, once the picture shows up, its a live photo. Same on the iPad.
     
  14. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    But that's what I'm saying. It doesn't work when synced through my Photo Stream. Only if I attach a cable and import.
     
  15. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Do you have iCloud Photo Library enabled on Photos? It works fine for me, I see my live photos on my mac and iPad, with no importing with a cable, they just appear.
     
  16. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Photo Stream is what I'm talking about. My Library is way too large to put the whole thing up in iCloud Photo Library. But Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing are on. They should sync Live Photos just the same, but they do not.
     
  17. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Gotcha, well as far as I can figure out, doing that is the only way to backup live photos currently. Hopefully that changes.
     
  18. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular

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    Just bumping this, it's probably too early, but any non-apple places yet where we can back up Live Photos?
     
  19. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Any PC based app which can store the live photos.. I move around in low bandwidth areas and don't want to sync all photos to the cloud. An application which can convert a live photo to a good quality GIF, keeping similar size will be a nice idea.
     
  20. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular

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    For making Live Photos into gifs that can be shared, the iOS app Live Gifs is garnering great reviews.

    And just yesterday, Intsagram just released a new iOS app, Boomerang, that while only 1 or so seconds, does the same thing as Live Photos but in HD and is shareable.

    Man, your move Apple!
     
  21. adem89 macrumors newbie

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    Google Photos has just been updated to support the Live Photos.
     
  22. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Right! Google photos seems to be the best option at this moment to selectively backup live photos.

    I am surprised that Apple didn't give us an option to upload only an album or selectively uploading photos to icloud. I guess there will be some users like me who will look elsewhere for photos backup storage space. Few more dollars to Google and icloud storage plan getting cancelled.
     
  23. adem89 macrumors newbie

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    Actually if you select the 'High Quality' option with Google Photos instead of 'Original HD', then they give you unlimited storage space - so actually, less money to Apple and no additional money to Google, haha!
     
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