Great use for live photos

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redman042, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    I am not sold on using the live photo feature on a regular basis, but I already came up with one good use. I took a live photo of my daughter looking serious and then smiling, and after a few attempts managed to capture the transition to a smile in a live photo. That is now my watch face on my Apple Watch. So every time I check the time, she smiles at me. I think that's pretty cool.

    A typical live photo may not be all that interesting, but with a little planning you can get some nice ones.
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    Great use for live photos - have my girl completely clothed in the beginning of the shot and transition quickly to her fully nude. One long press away on my screen from the goods and everyone else is none the wiser to it!
  3. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
    I shall do this also lol
  4. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    I've got a toddler and I can't get the kid to sit still for 3 sec... ever.
  5. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    Creative. But will she do it?
  6. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    Mine is 7. Not sure I could have pulled it off at 3.
  7. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    I was just thinking about how great this is going to be for your live wallpaper on your phone an doing something like your wife grabbing your daughters hand for the photo, or giving her a kiss, or a hug or what ever. So when you have your phone on it'll be a picture of them, but then you could also 3D touch and suddenly they are transitioning into the hug or whatever. Would be a nice way to bring a smile to your day.
  8. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    Agreed. And if you have the Apple Watch, it's a nice thing to see each time you glance at the time.
  9. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Got a toddler and and infant. People are convinced that their faces are naturally blurry.
  10. MoreHoney macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    I tried taking Live Photos of my 18m/o grandson and he wouldn't even look at me. Too busy climbing on everything. So I got a few action shots without his face. Another day...
  11. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    Wish I could post a few samples, but I don't think there's any way to do it.
  12. misterwilson macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    Charlotte, NC // Philadelphia, PA // New York, NY
    This is exactly what Apple built this feature for. I've already seen too many negative reviews about it being gimmicky.

    I tried it late last night with my tv, so I've got no real feedback yet.
  13. GRANTCKING macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2013
    going to have to see this to confirm its legit
  14. joonyaboy macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2010
    Ok. This is going to make me keep my Apple watch. I now have my son walking towards me when I glance at the time.


    This should have been mentioned as a huge feature!
  15. FoxD macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    Yep, great idea. Now why can't Apple have your lock screen play the live photo without force touching it!!!
  16. sqa4life macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2011
    So how do you utilize the live photo without an iPhone 6s? Say you transferred the live photos to another device, like a laptop?
  17. redman042, Sep 26, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015

    redman042 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
  18. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2014
    If you're running El Capitan the live photo should work fine. Or....and here's a tricky bit....if the photo got there through iCloud Photo Library. Maybe Photostream would work but I've got that turned off now. If you take a live photo and it goes into Photos via iCloud Photo Library then it will stay a live photo and moves when you put your cursor over the thumbnail, or if you're viewing it as a single image when you put your cursor over the little LIVE icon in the bottom left.

    I've read that if you use image capture to put the photo onto a Mac it splits the file into the JPG and the associated MOV files. If you copy a live photo out of Photos to another location it only copies the JPG. Currently I can't tell if they will be LIVE in iMessage on a Mac running El Cap since I've not sent one yet.
  19. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2013
    Same here. It's quite frustrating lol
  20. matrix07 macrumors 68040


    Jun 24, 2010
    You could try Instagram couldn't you? Heard it supported it.
  21. JoeTomasone, Sep 27, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015

    JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2014
    My Live Photos don't seem to animate on Watch. What am I missing?

    Edit: Never mind, I was thinking that they might animate when you lifted your watch without a long press.
  22. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010

    There are some things that just require a DSLR.
  23. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2013
    Still doesn't help
  24. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2013
    Just tried. It doesn't
  25. dL. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Blowing birthday candles would be one of the perfect moments to capture with Live Photos.

    Take a still, and you'll most likely miss the shot. Take it with burst, and you have to go thru them and often times the shot ends up with an awkward looking face. Take a video, but how often do you go back to watch a 10 second clip of someone blowing candles?


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