Apple Live Photos vs Samsung Motion Photos: here are the differences
posted by Paul K. / Apr 18, 2016, 4:46 AM
Samsung, naturally, responded to Apple's Live Photos by adding a new "Motion Photo" feature to the camera software in its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagships, which is very similar to what the iPhone does. Still, there are a few subtle differences in how the two different systems operate, and we will explore them here.
|Apple Live Photos||Samsung Motion Photos|
|Records frames before and after picture||Records only the frames before the picture|
|Records sound||No sound|
|No native way to export||Animation can be exported to video file|
These are the three major differences between Apple's and Samsung's moving photos. While the first two points are pretty self-explanatory, we'd like to elaborate a bit on the point of sharing.
Natively, Apple's Live Photos can only be shared as such over the iOS ecosystem. Yes, we've been hearing talks that Facebook and Instagram are looking to start hosting Live Photos, but we've yet to know how exactly this is going to work and if PC users will be able to see your Facebook Live Photo uploads. For now, however, if you share a snap from your iPhone to someone else, who's on Android or PC, they won't be able to "make the photo come to life" on their screen. If you want them to be able to view the full animation, you'd have to use a 3rd party app to export the Live Photo into either a GIF file or short movie file. Connecting your iPhone to a PC or MAC will also let you download the Live Photos to your PC in a video clip format.
Samsung's Motion Photos are a bit easier to shareWhen it comes to sharing the Galaxy S7's Motion Photos, you have a choice of either sending the still image — the actual photo you wanted to take — or exporting all the frames as an .mp4 video file. Additionally, while watching a Motion Photo on your phone, you can freeze-frame the playback at any point and capture said frame as a separate picture — in case you end up liking one of the alternate frames better than the one that you actually pressed the shutter on.
So, those are the few subtle, yet interesting differences between Live Photos and Motion Photos. Check the video below for a closer look. Which system do you like more?
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Motion Photos can easily pimp slap Apple's sad jokes it's comical
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 4:51 AM 13
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I swear i saw this exact same feature on my Galaxy s4 a couple of years back. SO how is this in anyways a response to apple? It's all just a gimmick.
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 6:42 AM 2
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Where is HTC Zoe??
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 4:55 AM 10
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Exactly.. HTC brought this when they released M7. It also recorded a few seconds before and after the photo which then can be used to select the desired shot and even to remove unwanted objects from the photo (has to be a moving object though). It's sad to see People forget HTC products and how lame is HTC when marketing such products..
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 6:16 AM 5
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Does Samsung Motion Photos cause darker photos? That's a pretty big downside of Apple Live Photos IMOhttp://9to5mac.com/2015/09/28/
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 5:02 AM 0
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P.A for the records samsung did not follow apple naturally on live photo cos they had that since the s4 called animated photo but everyone was shouting those features were gimmick n apple brought it is not gimmick...if u use s4,s5 even s6 u cant get those in camera settings were the say DOWNLOAD MORE
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 5:26 AM 9
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no... here in PA, apple is the inventor and inovator of everything...
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 5:37 AM 10
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Still waiting for Apple's Live Photos to become shareable..
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 5:42 AM 0
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Keep waiting! Apple is always behind the market!
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 5:55 AM 5
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Even though the S4 had a feature called Sound Shot, which exported the file as an MP4, it didn't record video. It just added sound to a still. Not sure why Samsung drop the sound part to giv eit motion effects. But they still were the first to offer such a feature. Aagain, everythign is a gimmick when Samsung has it, but when Apple has it; its front page news. Why not equally show how OEm have had such features and how one OEM has improved the feature over the years. Apple improved a feature that someone else had first. But PA rather pawn it off as if Apple had the total original idea. You guys really suck!!! That's why John V left. he just couldn't take it anymore.
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 9:23 AM 3
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Techie, be concise and clear while writing down your opinions. Remember this must not look like an article. Its your own work that causes people to introduce phrases such as 'TechieXP mode' (they use it when they write long articles like you). So never do give others a chance to show you are a foolish who thinks people will take an interest in him.
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 12:39 AM 0
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This feature is so old. I remember using it on a consumer D-link web security back in the early 2000s. It was part of the motion trigger that allows pictures or videos to be recorded shortly before and after the triggered event so you can see what caused it.
posted on Apr 18, 2016, 11:42 AM 0
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