Other How do I disable live photos?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 8.Lug, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. 8.Lug macrumors newbie

    8.Lug

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    Every time I turn my camera on, it’s turned back on. It’s not in the settings menu. This is clearly some nonsense that started when I updated to OS12 and it’s really annoying that I have to manually turn it off every time I want to take a picture of something. Why would anyone think this is a cool feature in the first place? Damn I miss Steve Jobs.
     
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Settings -> Camera -> Preserve settings -> Live Photo

    I don't know... Live photos doesn't do any harm. I actually like making cinemagraphs...
     
  3. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, preseve settings seems to be the only way to do it.
    I’ve never seen the point of Live Photo’s
     
  4. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Doesn’t do that on mine, if I turn it off in the camera app it stays off. Maybe report it to Apple as a bug?
     
  5. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    It’s fine until you want to send pics of your kids to your parents that don’t have apple devices. All they get are movie clips not images that they can’t open.
     
  6. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    What are you using to send them? When I mms them or email them they are sent as normal jpgs or pngs.

    Are you using a 3rd party app?

    If I send it animated it gets sent as a gif
     
  7. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    99% of the pictures that people send me are live pictures
    99% of them didn’t need to be live pictures
     
  8. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    It’s not about it needing or not needing to be a Live Photo. You set it and forget. It looks nice when scrolling through your pictures and sometimes you can make something funny with it. Or it just catches the moment before the shot. That’s all. You don’t have to 3D Touch every photo you get.
     
  9. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Email normally.
     
  10. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Apple mail or some 3rd party app?

    EDIT: I just did this myself using apples mail app on the iPhone. I created a new email and attached an image known to be a “live” photo. Sent it to one of my other email accounts. I even selected the “send full size” option.

    On the receiving end the file was a *.jpeg file. Not a movie or a Live Photo.
     
  11. guesswho183 macrumors member

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    Not true, IOS will send live photos as JPEG. Only if you access with PC you can see live photos as clips.
     
  12. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

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    I've heard some interesting audio recorded on some Live Photos. My daughter once got grounded because of a Live Photo. I can understand why the OP wants to be able to turn it off.
     
  13. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Even then, if you move the photo out of the Mac Photos app (and into the desktop or another app) the Live Photo is converted to a *.jpeg file
     
  14. guesswho183 macrumors member

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    Not sure bat as I remember windows c/p will transfer them as video format. I'm using windows 7 maybe it's different with windows 10.
     
  15. 8.Lug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I’m just stuck with this nonsense unless I revert to OS11? Well guess I’m reverting to OS11.
     
  16. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

    Vermifuge

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    What are you talking about? I gave you clear instructions nohow to disable it
     
  17. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Turn off live photo first in the camera app and then: settings -> camera -> preserve settings etc.
     
  18. seezar macrumors regular

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    Here is a screenshot of the setting (in iOS 12):

    IMG_0515.jpg

    Very simple to have it permanently disabled as was mentioned.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What's the issue with all the instructions that were provided to resolve this?
     
  20. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh yes it does the quality of the pic is better with it off
     
  21. 8.Lug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already have preserve settings turned on - that has nothing to do with this.

    Unfortunately reverting isn't a possibility anymore since OS11 is unsigned, I was hoping the recent update would cure it but nope - still doing it. So far the only work-around I've found is to leave my camera in "square" mode. This is such a shame. I don't know what happened to Apple but they're really dropping the ball here.
     
  22. adamhenry macrumors 68000

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    Did you have Live disabled when you turned on preserve settings?
     

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