Thanks, Google... for improving iPhone Live Photos
by Victor Hristov / Mar 17, 2017, 2:46 AM
The cool Live Photos iPhone camera feature that allows you to automatically capture a small video with every photo, a way to add more context and emotion to a still image, was introduced nearly a year and a half ago with the iPhone 6s. Apple has refined it and worked to support Live Photos in both Facebook and Google Photos, but in the recent months, the company has not added any meaningful innovation to Live Photos.
Motion Stills for iPhone. The app that allows you to easily save and export Live Photos as GIFs that you can universally share, has now added the feature to customize the moment of time when the Live Photo starts via an easy to use slider. This is great: those who have used Live Photos know the feeling of that one wrong moment that gets captured in a Live Photo every once in a while, and that you just cannot skip. Well, this is possible now.Thankfully, good guy Google, the number one Apple rival in the mobile operating system wars, seems hard at work to improve and perfect the Live Photos concept via its
Motion Stills will also automatically trim those frames towards the end of the video when you already start to remove the phone from the photo and place it in your pocket. Other improvements to the app include better color depth, smoother stabilization and export for loops in native Apple formats. Put simply, it fixes a lot of wrongs and adds a ton of cool features. Being made by Google, the app is fast and stable, ad-free and awesome. You can check it out right below.
Now, if only Google worked as hard on actually bringing such a feature to Android phones...
There are so many apps that do this since the beginning of Life Photos on iPhones... ...but knowing AndroidArena, they always give praise to Google as if they were first... /s
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 2:50 AM 8
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LMAO, that's a first
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 3:12 AM 2
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Yea well at least someone is doing something about the gimmicks Apple keeps adding. I mean it should be Apple at the forefront of supporting their own technology but force touch and live photos have stayed, for the most part, just gimmicks thanks to Apple being lazy.
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 4:36 AM 0
Seriously dude, is there a quota you got to fill? Yes live photos is a gimmick from where I stand... but forcetouch - I WILL NOT USE ANOTHER DEVICE WITHOUT IT... my apps, games, the UI, all are better, faster, more coherent with 3D touch. Touch screens have been missing "right click" since the first iPhone - forcetouch is the perfect answer... Go change your icons or something.. and leave real UI interactions to grownups..
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 4:59 AM 1
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Live photos, for me atleast, is not a gimmick. It's one of the most used-by-me features on iPhone and one that's quite fun. Especially for showing off to friends and family, and using as wallpapers. And 3D touch is just awesome! Just like you, I donot want to use any other device that's missing this feature. Unfortunately, the android device I have used as a work device misses it so I am kind of screwed.
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 10:19 AM 1
Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013
Google has already been doing this through the photos apps on Android. If you take a burst shot or a few shot of anything in quick succession it turns it into a gif.
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 4:28 AM 0
Been turning burst shots into gifs for a long time too... "there's an app for that"...
posted on Mar 17, 2017, 4:57 AM 1
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