Perfect overview of all that is wrong with Live Photos

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by 67952, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. 67952 Suspended

    Feb 24, 2006
  2. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    There is nothing inherently wrong with Live Photos...they are way too cool and it's not like you cannot take a live photo . The issue is the supporting software, which will eventually catch up.
  3. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    And that IS everything wrong with Live Photos. iOS products are being sold on the promise of ecosystem interoperability. Apple promises us these products and features months in advance. Now we have not only very buggy features on release where you have to wait until .2 to get a fully functional product as imagined, but also products where one half is entirely absent.
  4. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    We'll just disagree, it's not that you can't take photo it's the supporting infrastructure as you say interoperability is not what it should be. Although not having a Mac I can't test that out; nor have I iMessaged one yet.
  5. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    It's actually not. The article states it works with icloud, syncs to your mac and your good to go. The older photostream doesn't but Apple is switching to icloud, no big deal, keep up...

    If you want them stored in the cloud, you get 5gb free or 50gb for .99 cents a month. Not a bad deal considering the junk people spend money on these days! :)
  6. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    How do I share these with other non Apple or legacy iDevice folks? They come across as video.
    I really dislike two aspects of Live Photos:
    • you can't tell which photo is a live photo - no indicator or separate folder
    • sound. you need to be able to turn it off when shooting.
    Nice concept. Still so limited I wonder if this will ever become a standard. Or does Apple own the patent on this and won't share?
  7. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    I read the article. Why are people still using Photo Stream? what is the point now?
    Everyone should be using iCloud photos and at some point icloud photo stream will be completely gone.

    In terms of live photo indicators / albums, I totally agree and should be straight forward to add in a future ios update.. all of these intelligent albums we have now weren't always there to begin with.. they've been added with time..
  8. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I have more than 5GB of photos. It's not the $12/year, it's that I have a simple process that works. Photo Stream is my backup until I can copy the photos off my phone. It's simple and it works. iCloud photos is not simple. You have a choice of the resolution of photo on the device (so to maintain my process I would need to have the full quality photos on my phone). If not, I would need to export from iCloud which is a more convoluted process. Everything local is then backed up to a local NAS then a third-party cloud based backup service (iDrive). I want them in the cloud, but I don't need them in Apple's cloud.

    Does iCloud photos integrate with Apple TV for their screensaver like Photo Stream does (I've never looked). Also, are separate iCloud accounts allowed to share the 50GB? If not I'll need $12/year x four iCloud accounts so now I'm up to $48/year.

    So there are a lot of reasons for me to not "keep up" and why I am "still using" Photo Stream. One of them I didn't mention is laziness to move to a new way of doing things when there is no compelling reason to. :p And to be honest, I don't want every picture I've taken back to the original iPhone available on my devices (I assume you would upload photos to iCloud photo that were taken before you subscribed to the service).

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