What are some situations where you found Live Photos nice to have?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I have mine turned off. I see it more as a gimmick than anything else at this point.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah ok. I see. That would be a good reason for Live Photos.
     
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    Using Live Photos saves using burst shot and you tend to catch the moments upto and after which with kids is just perfect.
     
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    Any landscape or static shots, it's obviously not that compelling.

    But for my daughter, cats, or anything hard to take a picture of, it's awesome.
     
  7. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    It is also good to capture the nuance of an environment (eg. a bustling city, a street performance, etc).
    Once the likes of Facebook supports it directly, we will see people using it more.
     
  8. keithneese macrumors newbie

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    I have a 7 month old daughter. I just got the 6s on Friday night. I have been able to catch her laughing or babbling in photos thanks to the live photo function. I honestly love it.
     
  9. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    The frame rate is quite poor. I did capture some Fireworks with it to show to people and it was good for that I guess. I can see how it would be good for kids, but perhaps a higher quality and frame rate would be better.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I turned mine off before the first image taken and have not used it.

    Do not see a lot of purpose for this feature for me.
     
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    I turn it on as necessary. I don't use it a lot, but it's a nice feature when you want it.
     
  12. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    I use it occasionally when I'm trying to get a Portrait of my kids. It is nearly impossible to get two young kids to stand still for more than a nanosecond and look in the same direction. This adds an additional dimension to the still.

    99% of the time though, I turn it off.
     
  13. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    I took a picture of my daughter on a swing. That made for a pretty nice live photo. Other than that it's just an opportunity to accidentally see my messy house or hear me swearing. I definitely leave it off and only turn it on if I want to take a Live Photo specifically.
     
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    I tried it but found it glitchy at best. So it's turned off.

    I used it with my newly born niece and nephew and still didn't rate it.
     
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    I don't like them. They take away from the image I'm trying to capture. Plus they are too "proprietary" for me.

    However I can see their appeal for some people.

    Anyway, I just turned it off. I can think of a couple circumstances I'd like to use them however a video usually works better.
     
  18. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    To eat up free space on my device.. I hate having all that free space.

    Kidding. I turned mine off. I haven't even thought about using the feature since I've upgraded but that's just me. I'm sure others love them.
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I have kids, dogs, cats, fish, a chinchilla, etc. I've taken zero Live Photos other than when I first got the phone to see what all the buzz was about. Well, after an upgrade it turned itself back on so I had to turn it off again. I'm not excited about going back to the days of low quality, low framerate video with obnoxious blur transitions. If I want video I take video. If I want a picture I take a picture. If I want both I choose the one I want more.

    I don't mean to be cranky. I'm glad other folks are getting good use out of it!
     
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    My kids playing in the leaves. This is the moment I went from considering it a silly gimmick to feeling it's something I really like.
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I take a lot of pics of my son. Live Photos of him in the swings are among my favorite. I also like when we talk him "cheeseburger" and he grins. It's a little action shot.

    If it is an important pic I turn Live Photos off though because there is a tendency for moving shots to come out blurry in the still part of the image. And, to me, a photo is still a photo first. In the swings example of say about half the pics turn out blurry. Thankful I got a 128gb device to take as many as I want and have time to go through and wipe at my leisure.
     
  23. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    Never know when someone might be there last day. Sure would nice to have live photo for the memories
     

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