Backing up Live Photos

mesogreat

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I love the new Live photos on the iPhone 6s. But I've noticed if I backed them up to dropbox they don't save correctly with the Live photo experience. As soon as I download them it gives me a normal JPEG. Is this Apple's way of locking you in to their cloude service. I hate it with a passion and love drop box. Any other way to get them to save correctly.
 
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AbSoluTc

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I love the new Liv photos on the iPhone 6s. But I've noticed if I backed them up to dropbox they don't save correctly with the Live photo experience. As soon as I download them it giv s me a normal JPEG. This Apple's way of locking you in to their cloud
Live photos are not supported on platforms that don't support it. Example, Drop Box. It will export just the image itself, nothing else. Use Photos, iCloud or the like.
 
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mesogreat

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If that's true then Apple can be so evil. Another way to pull money out of you.
 
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tl01

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If that's true then Apple can be so evil. Another way to pull money out of you.
Or... Storage providers are behind the times given other platforms had Live Photos before Apple. Maybe they should update their software to support them. Seems more like their were lazy and didn't want to support such photos until they were more widespread.
 
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jamezr

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What are you talking about? It's up the the service providers to update their own software to support Live Photos. Apple is providing the APIs.
Not so sure about that. Can you imessage a live photo from a iphone 6s to regular 6? No it wont work. It only comes across as a regular photo. So even between Apple devices live photos only work on the original device it was taken from.
 
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Vegasryn

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Not so sure about that. Can you imessage a live photo from a iphone 6s to regular 6? No it wont work. It only comes across as a regular photo. So even between Apple devices live photos only work on the original device it was taken from.
Untrue, sending my wife a live photo on her 6 allows her to press and hold on the photo and she can see it as it was intended.
 
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jamezr

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Untrue, sending my wife a live photo on her 6 allows her to press and hold on the photo and she can see it as it was intended.
I tested this with my 6 plus and my 6s plus. It did not work for me. The 6 plus does not have the same screen technology as the 6s as well.

If this is just software camera technology than any iPhone 6 would be able to take a live photo.
 
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ultravisitor

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I tested this with my 6 plus and my 6s plus. It did not work for me. The 6 plus does not have the same screen technology as the 6s as well.

If this is just software camera technology than any iPhone 6 would be able to take a live photo.
Then you're doing it wrong.

http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/#/iphb05320e1d

Live Photos
Live Photos (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) go beyond snapshots to capture life the way it happens—in movement and sound.

Take a Live Photo. To take a Live Photo, tap the Take Picture button. You record what happens just before and after your photo, along with the audio. The screen indicates the duration of the Live Photo exposure.

Play a Live Photo. Tap the thumbnail image of the Live Photo. Press the Live Photo to play it.

Share a Live Photo. You can share a Live Photo using iMessage, iCloud Photo Sharing, or AirDrop. A shared Live Photo plays in Photos on any iOS device with iOS 9 or Mac with OS X El Capitan. A Live Photo is sent as a still photo if you share it any other way.

Turn Live Photo on or off. Tap
to turn Live Photos on or off.
 
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AppleCaked

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Then you're doing it wrong.

http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/#/iphb05320e1d

Live Photos
Live Photos (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) go beyond snapshots to capture life the way it happens—in movement and sound.

Take a Live Photo. To take a Live Photo, tap the Take Picture button. You record what happens just before and after your photo, along with the audio. The screen indicates the duration of the Live Photo exposure.

Play a Live Photo. Tap the thumbnail image of the Live Photo. Press the Live Photo to play it.

Share a Live Photo. You can share a Live Photo using iMessage, iCloud Photo Sharing, or AirDrop. A shared Live Photo plays in Photos on any iOS device with iOS 9 or Mac with OS X El Capitan. A Live Photo is sent as a still photo if you share it any other way.

Turn Live Photo on or off. Tap
to turn Live Photos on or off.
Just tried it with a Live Photo sent via iMessage to my iPad4 running iOS 9.0.2 It does show the motion. A little choppy, but its there.
 
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jamezr

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Then you're doing it wrong.

http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/#/iphb05320e1d

Live Photos
Live Photos (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) go beyond snapshots to capture life the way it happens—in movement and sound.

Take a Live Photo. To take a Live Photo, tap the Take Picture button. You record what happens just before and after your photo, along with the audio. The screen indicates the duration of the Live Photo exposure.

Play a Live Photo. Tap the thumbnail image of the Live Photo. Press the Live Photo to play it.

Share a Live Photo. You can share a Live Photo using iMessage, iCloud Photo Sharing, or AirDrop. A shared Live Photo plays in Photos on any iOS device with iOS 9 or Mac with OS X El Capitan. A Live Photo is sent as a still photo if you share it any other way.

Turn Live Photo on or off. Tap
to turn Live Photos on or off.
Then you're doing it wrong.

http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/#/iphb05320e1d

Live Photos
Live Photos (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) go beyond snapshots to capture life the way it happens—in movement and sound.

Take a Live Photo. To take a Live Photo, tap the Take Picture button. You record what happens just before and after your photo, along with the audio. The screen indicates the duration of the Live Photo exposure.

Play a Live Photo. Tap the thumbnail image of the Live Photo. Press the Live Photo to play it.

Share a Live Photo. You can share a Live Photo using iMessage, iCloud Photo Sharing, or AirDrop. A shared Live Photo plays in Photos on any iOS device with iOS 9 or Mac with OS X El Capitan. A Live Photo is sent as a still photo if you share it any other way.

Turn Live Photo on or off. Tap
to turn Live Photos on or off.

Not true...that says from a 6s....not from a regular 6...You have to turn them into GIFS to view them on a non 6s
http://www.imore.com/how-view-live-photos-older-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch


You can view live Photos on other Apple devices running iOS 9 or Macs running OS X El Capitan. To view a Live Photo on an older iPhone or an iPad, use a long press to play the ‘video’. The problem with this is that your finger will obscure the photo you are playing.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/live-photo-tips-everything-you-need-know-3626604/

To share with others on a non IOS device
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-share-live-photos-from-the-iphone-6s/
 
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jamezr

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Just tried it with a Live Photo sent via iMessage to my iPad4 running iOS 9.0.2 It does show the motion. A little choppy, but its there.
Thanks....how big was the picture? Or did it show it as a movie file?
 
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Jordan921

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As long as the iPhone 6 receiving the live photo is on iOS 9 you can view the live photo. My original iPad Air on iOS 9 is able to view Live Photos as well.
 
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ultravisitor

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Not true...that says from a 6s....not from a regular 6...You have to turn them into GIFS to view them on a non 6s
DID YOU READ WHAT IT SAID?

It says that the device must be running iOS 9. I myself have sent a live photo from my iPhone 6s Plus to a friend's iPad Air and to a different friend's iPhone 6. It worked for both of them.

Again, my friends were able to view the live photos on their older devices that were running iOS 9. Your inability to view them does not mean that it doesn't work. It means that you're not doing it right.

Why you're bothering to provide links to other sites is beyond me because the link I provided was from APPLE. And did you even read the Macworld UK link that you provided? It does not say that the recipient must have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. It says the same thing that is said at the Apple link I provided you: "You can view live Photos on other Apple devices running iOS 9 or Macs running OS X El Capitan."
 
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maxsix

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Live photos seem like one of Apple's most clever bits of trickery.

A catchy magical name that users everywhere find "cute", or hey! it's new technology, which is true to an extent.

But the most brilliant feature of Live Photos is the huge memory / storage hogs they are.

Insuring Apple will be upgrading people into more expensive devices and higher monthly cloud subscription pricing.
 
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lordofthereef

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I'm sure Live Photos will be supported by various devices in time. For now, they've not caught up, and this isn't all that shocking, really. The service is what, a month old? Give it some time. this isn't Apple's doing, as had already been said.
 
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mesogreat

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A small update on what I tried. I ended up splurging the big buck for the 50gig cloud storage plan. I uploaded all my Live Photos. Then went in and downloaded a few to my Macbook. Guess what non of them had live view. It's no better than Dropbox. Has anyone else tested this. I ask because I wonder if something is up on my end. I went into iMessage and non of my live messages I've sent over the day have it anymore. Made the iCloud test all for nothing when I can't get it to work on the Mac now. I haven't tested Live Photos on the Mac since the iPhone 6s came out. I have a bunch of photos I would like to get off my 64gig phone as I know I'm filling that thing up. 4K is the chomping it away.
 
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I7guy

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Live photos seem like one of Apple's most clever bits of trickery.

A catchy magical name that users everywhere find "cute", or hey! it's new technology, which is true to an extent.

But the most brilliant feature of Live Photos is the huge memory / storage hogs they are.

Insuring Apple will be upgrading people into more expensive devices and higher monthly cloud subscription pricing.
Seems like your wise to apples clever ruse.:D
 
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Azzin

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A small update on what I tried. I ended up splurging the big buck for the 50gig cloud storage plan. I uploaded all my Live Photos. Then went in and downloaded a few to my Macbook. Guess what non of them had live view. It's no better than Dropbox. Has anyone else tested this. I ask because I wonder if something is up on my end. I went into iMessage and non of my live messages I've sent over the day have it anymore. Made the iCloud test all for nothing when I can't get it to work on the Mac now. I haven't tested Live Photos on the Mac since the iPhone 6s came out. I have a bunch of photos I would like to get off my 64gig phone as I know I'm filling that thing up. 4K is the chomping it away.
Are you running El Capitan?

As has already been mentioned, you need to be.
 
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mrex

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Live photos are not supported on platforms that don't support it. Example, Drop Box. It will export just the image itself, nothing else. Use Photos, iCloud or the like.
I dont see that is the problem when backin up files (e.g. photos). The problem is that when i send that file to my NAS, my iphone only sends a photo, not the whole file.
 
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garyleecn

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an app called 'photosync' has ability to export live photos to numerous locations (webdav/ftp/dropbox/*box/...), though it exports as a still jpg and a .mov video, it's better than nothing.
it's still an update in beta stage, but the developer said the update will come live sometime next week.

really great app, you guys should check it out. the best photo backup/transfer app on iOS, period.
 
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As others have mentioned, all you need is iOS 9. I can take a Live Photo on my 6s and send it (iMessage) to my daughter, who has a 5S, and she can see it just fine. When I view the images on my Mac (with El Cap), all I have to do is hover my mouse over the image to see the motion.

Untrue, sending my wife a live photo on her 6 allows her to press and hold on the photo and she can see it as it was intended.
A small update on what I tried. I ended up splurging the big buck for the 50gig cloud storage plan. I uploaded all my Live Photos. Then went in and downloaded a few to my Macbook. Guess what non of them had live view. It's no better than Dropbox. Has anyone else tested this. I ask because I wonder if something is up on my end. I went into iMessage and non of my live messages I've sent over the day have it anymore. Made the iCloud test all for nothing when I can't get it to work on the Mac now. I haven't tested Live Photos on the Mac since the iPhone 6s came out. I have a bunch of photos I would like to get off my 64gig phone as I know I'm filling that thing up. 4K is the chomping it away.
 
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mesogreat

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I'm lost then. I'm updated on El Capitan and it still not showing correctly. Has anyone tried to take a back upped live photo from iCloud and move it to the Mac?
 
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