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Did you know it's possible to take multiple Live Photos from your iPhone's photo library and turn them into a single continuous video? Keep reading to learn how it's done.

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On iPhone and iPad, Live Photos bring your pictures to life by adding a few seconds of video before and after the shot, creating a living memory rather than a static image.

While Live Photos are great on their own, it's also possible to weave several together to create a video montage. This process transforms a collection of moments into a cohesive narrative, and offers an easier way to share and relive your memories.

Whether it's a series of shots from a special event, a day out with friends, or a compilation of everyday moments, the following steps show you how to turn several Live Photos into a video that can encapsulate their essence in a way that a single photo or traditional video might not.
  1. In the Photos app, tap the Albums icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to "Media Types," and tap Live Photos.
  3. Tap Select in the top-right corner, then tap the Live Photos you want to include in your video so that a little checkmark appears on each one.
  4. Tap the circle icon containing three dots in the bottom-right corner.
  5. Choose Save as Video in the pop-up menu.
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That's all there is to it. To watch your newly created video, return to the Albums view and select Videos under the "Media Types" section.

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psac

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Do the live photos still remain as they were as well? (Basically creating the video as a duplicate set?) Or are they transformed into the video? I would hope/assume they remain.
 

bokonon

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They do remain as well.
I accidentally discovered this during the Eclipse last month. I had taken a bunch of Live Photos, one after the other, and if you press and hold on the first one, it strung them together within the Photos app on my phone. (Like, it kept playing one after the other). That led me to discovering this feature.
 

spunkybart

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That's pretty cool -- something I didn't know. I take live photos a fair amount, and if I decided to put them all into a video, now I know how it's done!
 
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Surf Monkey

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Pretty rare that an iPhone camera feature emerges that I was completely unaware of. Nice work, MacRumors. I’ll be trying this out for sure.
 

akerr

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Nice! Ages ago I used Motion Stills by Google for this and was shocked that Apple’s Clips didn’t include importing Live Photos. I have a couple of shortcuts I use for converting to video and GIF but this is super convenient.
 

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when that feature became first available, I liked it, but a few years ago I disabled it ... when today I get photos from my kids, they are "live" and I hate it ... but, some people like them so I'm happy for them
 

zapmymac

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Works conditionally.

I tried to stitch 10 Live Photos from different times and it would not work-no option to "make video."

Picked 3 sequential Live Photos and it worked fine.

Cool use to the few photos I have, that somehow my Photos gets accidentally turned on; I 99.99% of the time turn it off and keep it off.
 

MacBH928

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I always wondered why someone works on these hidden features, and well, remain hidden features
 

lke

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I’m surprised Apple has never added the option to record at least 24fps Live Photos. Sure, it would use more storage, but it would be a nice option for those who don’t care.
Also other option would be that you can decide how many seconds Live Photos record, some days ago I view a Live Photos of 2018 and they were longer than today.

let people decide how long are Live Photos instead of a default setting.
 

lke

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when that feature became first available, I liked it, but a few years ago I disabled it ... when today I get photos from my kids, they are "live" and I hate it ... but, some people like them so I'm happy for them
One of the best features of Live Photos are hearing the voices of your kids, in some years you will regret not hearing the voices when they were young.
 
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Jdalbo

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Did you know it's possible to take multiple Live Photos from your iPhone's photo library and turn them into a single continuous video? Keep reading to learn how it's done.

icloud-photos.jpg

On iPhone and iPad, Live Photos bring your pictures to life by adding a few seconds of video before and after the shot, creating a living memory rather than a static image.

While Live Photos are great on their own, it's also possible to weave several together to create a video montage. This process transforms a collection of moments into a cohesive narrative, and offers an easier way to share and relive your memories.

Whether it's a series of shots from a special event, a day out with friends, or a compilation of everyday moments, the following steps show you how to turn several Live Photos into a video that can encapsulate their essence in a way that a single photo or traditional video might not.
  1. In the Photos app, tap the Albums icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to "Media Types," and tap Live Photos.
  3. Tap Select in the top-right corner, then tap the Live Photos you want to include in your video so that a little checkmark appears on each one.
  4. Tap the circle icon containing three dots in the bottom-right corner.
  5. Choose Save as Video in the pop-up menu.
turn-live-photos-into-video.jpg


That's all there is to it. To watch your newly created video, return to the Albums view and select Videos under the "Media Types" section.

View this post on Instagram ... Click here to read rest of article

Article Link: Turn Several Live Photos into a Single Video on iPhone
Doesn't work for me, tired sequentially or random. Says saving but not under videos.
 

jz0309

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One of the best features of Live Photos are hearing the voices of your kids, in some years you will regret not hearing the voices when they were young.
Live Photos wasn't a thing when my kids were young, heck, there was no iPhone yet when they were young ... I still refer to them as "kids" even they're in their late 20s ;)
 

psac

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In general I find Live Photos are good for taking pictures of anything that moves. Being able to change the key photo can sometimes makes a difference between something completely unusable and a nice decent photo.
 
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