Giphy iOS App Gains Ability to Turn GIFs Into Live Photos

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A new update to the popular GIF-finding service Giphy this week has introduced Apple's Live Photo support into the iOS app, letting users convert any GIF they want into a Live Photo (via Mac4Ever). This allows users to more easily see what is a GIF in their camera roll, since GIFs saved as images still don't move when looked at in Photos. Giphy said the main point of the new update is to allow for custom animated iPhone lock screen wallpapers.

To create a Live Photo, users will need to first find a GIF they want in Giphy, tap on it, then tap the ellipses button underneath it to expand the sharing options. From there, Live Photos are represented by the same circular icon that Apple uses in the main Photos app, and tapping it will bring up two options: Save as Live Photo in Full Screen or Fit to Screen. In the Photos app, users can tap the image, tap the share sheet, and choose "use as wallpaper."


There are a few compromises to using and saving GIFs as Live Photos, mainly including the low-quality nature of many of the GIFs on Giphy's service, which won't result in the best-looking iPhone wallpapers. Saving a GIF as a Live Photo also prevents it from being used natively as a GIF in Messages, where it would normally play on repeat. As a Live Photo, the image will move but only when pressed upon, as with any other Live Photo.

For those interested, Giphy is free to download on the iOS App Store [Direct Link], and anyone with an iPhone 6s or later can try out the new Live Photos feature.

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yanki01

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I still have a iP6 so i haven't been able to take advantage of live photos but cool that they're doing this.
 

flowsy

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Last time used it, it killed 1,2GB of my data in less than five minutes. Hasn't been better with disabled animations. Was just searching a few different Gifs.
 

macduke

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I want an app that lets me convert my videos into live photos for use as wallpaper.

Does anyone know if it's possible to make a live photo, but have it be 30 or 60fps and play for longer than three seconds so you could have a more advanced motion lock screen wallpaper?
 

Flytrap21

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I want an app that lets me convert my videos into live photos for use as wallpaper.

Does anyone know if it's possible to make a live photo, but have it be 30 or 60fps and play for longer than three seconds so you could have a more advanced motion lock screen wallpaper?
I use intoLive Pro (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/intolive-pro-turn-your-video-into-live-photos/id1083468087?mt=8). It converts gifs and videos into Live Photos and allows some simple editing of the Live Photo, such as setting the default image that one sees before the photo comes alive, cropping to fit the iPhone or Apple Watch screen, etc.
 
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