Through a new feature called “Live Photos”, you can now snap animated photos via Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The new enhancements could be considered a “hybrid” between a still photo and a short video.
Moreover, regarding the storage, the animation won’t occupy more space than a traditional photo.
This option lets you manage your media, your photos, in turning them into animated ones, like GIFs. To be more precise, the Force Touch support allows you to do this. This means that initial still photos start animating and coming to life provided you press on them.
Other smartphone companies resorted to this feature, for instance – Nokia Lumia 930’s Camera app supported a similar feature dubbed “Living Images.” This was happening in 2014.
Apple’s feature is aimed at dethroning rival companies with their “Live Photos”, at least concerning the media enhancement level. Apple’s staff confirmed that the iPhone 6 nowadays has become really popular among Apple’s customers.
To benefit from Live Photos, you will firstly snap a photo as you normally would. The iOS will enable an animation on either side of your photo. You can enhance the snapshot with sound and motion.
If you really want a fun way to capture photos, you can make use of Apple’s new feature. It’s valid to think users of all ages, but especially younger ones, will play with the Live Photos option.
Animated GIFs are popular among the above-mentioned users, which are used to post them on social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and, perhaps, first and foremost, Tumblr. Facebook actually came to its senses this year and made the posting of animated GIFs available to its community’s Timelines, which, naturally, increased Facebook’s popularity.
But, according to the company, you can’t share the iPhone 6s and 6S Plus animations on social media just yet, but they did say that
“you can view Live Photos on your other Apple devices, too.”
However, Apple’s Live Photos aren’t actually GIFs, which come in low resolutions, whereas the tech giant allows for animations based on 12 MP high-quality still images. You can extend the captured moment in an innovative way, thanks to efficient frame-to-frame technology. It could be claimed that this implementation means the photos would particularly be in between a photo and a video.
You could even set your animation as your wallpaper, as the new devices have support for animated wallpapers.
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