Delete "live" off Photo

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomamon, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    So for all this time I have been taken my photos I thought I was deleting the Live Photos when I would hit edit and hit the circle. Turns out I was just disabling it. Is there anyway to easily delete The live to save all the space is taken up on my phone?
     
  2. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What a pain in the rear that is.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Completely agree
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I'm betting this will be addressed in a future update. I use Flickr for my cloud backup and I'll just quickly download the ones I want to have without live and then delete the original. Obviously more work than it should be, but I review my photos a lot and it works faster than any other option I've found.
     
  5. Aref macrumors newbie

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    Hi. If I understand correctly, you want to delete the 'live' data in the phone and just keep the original, still photo?

    If so I use an app called 'Lean'. Very nice easy app. The Dev also has an app called 'Lively' which exports Live Photos to either gif or video so you can share with older iPhones.
     
  6. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that app. No problem with the original photo tho when you do that?
     
  7. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I just got Lean today. It came up on my AppsGoneFree app! So I downloaded it!
     
  8. Aref macrumors newbie

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    None whatsoever, saved me a massive amount of space!
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I just downloaded Lean. Seems to work fine, however is there no way to see the love photo before deleting it? I can't seem to find a way. There are some I like and would love to preview before doing irreparable changes.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    I don't know if I trust that Lean.app.

    I did a quick test. I took a Live Photo of my ceiling fan and a still photo of it, then used that Lean app meanwhile comparing the file sizes.

    Live Photo. Keep in mind El Capitan can play the Live Photos.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.28.19 PM.png

    Still Photo.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.28.07 PM.png

    Live Photo after Lean.app.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.30.12 PM.png

    However the app told me (sorry I had to trim this).

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.30.48 PM.png

    Looking at the photos on my phone the Live Photo seems to be slightly lower quality when I zoom in however that might just be that particular shot.

    Anyway, no where reports the Live Photo that much bigger and no where near as big as the amount of space Lean.app claims its "reclaimed". Admittedly the Live Photo IS bigger but only thousands of a meg (x.xx9)...

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong or what is going on?
     
  11. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can not really figure out what you are trying to say after reading your posts. Everything you show looks correct.
     
  12. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    You can just select edit it in photos, tap the live symbol in top left, and done, to remove the live part from a picture.

    edit: reread first post, didn't realise this just disables it.. I too assumed it deleted it, but on double checking, the symbol is still there and can indeed be reactivated.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G3

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    It's not saving you space using that app. Might as well just disable it in Apples edit mode and forget about it.
     
  14. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    The easiest way to avoid this trouble is just leave live disabled in camera and only enable it when you actually want the live photo.
     
  15. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Yup. That's what I do. I'm learning quickly when Live Photos are something I want and when they are something I don't want.
     
  16. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Photos at work - don't want.
    Photos of family, friends or pets - it's a possibility.
     
  17. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still would like the choice of removing it when I don't want it afterwards to save the room.
     
  18. jasondinh macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm the developer of Lean. Live Photos come with a .JPG file and a .MOV file. Lean helps you remove the .MOV part. cynics was comparing the exact same thing above, because it's all JPG. When you use Image Capture.app, you'll see there is 2 parts with similar name (e.g. IMG_0000.JPG and IMG_0000.MOV). The amount reported is the size of .MOV file.

    Side note: We helped our users save ~340 GB of storage since launch :).
     
  19. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Just edit a live pic in your camera roll, rotate it 360 degrees and save changes.

    Live will be removed.
     
  20. jasondinh macrumors newbie

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    Just go to edit and tap on top left icon to mark it as non-live, but you can always revert back (even if you rotate if 360 degrees). OP wants to know how to remove it permanently.
     
  21. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Never knew you could revert back.
     
  22. jasondinh macrumors newbie

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    Everything you do within Photos.app is revertible :).
     
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  24. jasondinh macrumors newbie

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    ^ That's probably the most creative use of screenshot I've seen lol. The only thing is that you get an image with 750x1334 (or 1242x2208) resolution. The original photo is much bigger.
     

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