Changing key photo in live photos

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jonasbull, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. jonasbull macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2017
    In iOS 11 you can change the key photo for live photos. Are all the photos you can pick between taken in full resolution? I thought only the main frame was taken as a full res photo and that the rest was a low res video file.
  2. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    like to know that, too :)
  3. marianoam macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2015
    Me too...
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Checked a few of my Live Photos I’ve taken (by accident if I’m honest. I haven’t been a fan of the feature previously) and, yes, it looks Live Photos are now made of actual full res photos, or some compressed version of near enough full res photos, that the frame you pick is of full/near full quality.

    Note: I took these on a 7+ with HEIF/HEVC enabled. YMMV

    Edit: more succinctly I can’t see any differences between the default static picture and the other choices, other than those you would see between multiple manual pictures or burst mode. Some are better, some are worse.

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