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    So I have an iPhone 7 now and looks like I have the ability to do Live Photos. What exactly is the purpose of that or benefit of that or when does it start and when does it and as far as the timeframe that you're taking the picture?

    Also, I noticed when I did a back up to the Amazon photo cloud it does not retain the feature. Will that be true when I take the photos and put them on my computer? I'm wondering how you retain that feature of the live photo?
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    It starts recording when you open the app. It saves 1.5 seconds before you snap the picture and 1.5 seconds after.. so 3-seconds. It's like a mini-video. I don't know a way to save them on Amazon, will leave that for someone else.

    Reason for it? Not sure.. like emoticons, not sure if there is a reason, just another way of expressing something.
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    Okay, three seconds thank you.

    Is there a back-up service that will save them? Also, I just put them on my PC and they don't play. Why is that and is there a way to save them so they will? Seems stupid if they can't be saved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    Okay, three seconds thank you.

    Is there a back-up service that will save them? Also, I just put them on my PC and they don't play. Why is that and is there a way to save them so they will? Seems stupid if they can't be saved.
    I believe (as I am just trying to remember what I read, as I don't use them) that they do back up to iCloud so you can store / sync with other iOS devices like an iPad. I a not sure about saving to a PC or even a Mac.
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    Google photos saved Live Photos also.
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    But not windows from what I can tell. Hmmm... That's disappointing.
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    WEll, found the flaw. They will back-up yes however can't view them in Windows so theoretically if I wanted to save from Google photos to my hard drive they will be a regular picture. So, yes on ios app but no if I actually want to save them to my PC for posterity Guess I need to make sure I download photos to my PC on a regular basis to be safe.
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    I have yet to try a single "live photo"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    WEll, found the flaw. They will back-up yes however can't view them in Windows so theoretically if I wanted to save from Google photos to my hard drive they will be a regular picture. So, yes on ios app but no if I actually want to save them to my PC for posterity Guess I need to make sure I download photos to my PC on a regular basis to be safe.
    Was guessing it was a proprietary to ios feature. Samsung has motion photos, but they do not have audio.

    For me, while taking a live photo of a flag blowing in the wind would be cool, per the Apple advertisement last year. The key for me is the audio. For example if you are taking a family photo at a holiday gathering or something. Have not purchased an iPhone yet, so have zero experience though.
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    They're fun, but I don't tend to use them.

    You can use the Motion Stills app to make animated GIF of them if you want:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moti...mUvbUpU2826374
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    I probably should just be happy I have them backed up. I'm being a pain, sorry. Thanks for all of the help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    Okay, three seconds thank you.

    Is there a back-up service that will save them? Also, I just put them on my PC and they don't play. Why is that and is there a way to save them so they will? Seems stupid if they can't be saved.
    You can save them or upload them to several cloud based apps. They will work in that app. But they will no longer work if you save back to the camera roll. I use 2 apps. One I change the live photo to a video. Then upload it to Box. Then if desired, I save back to the camera roll as a video, then use the other app to change it back to a live photo. LOL A gif would have no sound. But you could keep them as a short video. There's not anything else you can do that I'm aware of.
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    Well, that's a lot of work :-) thanks for all of the tips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    Well, that's a lot of work :-) thanks for all of the tips
    It's not really. It's just a lot written down. LOL
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    I honestly don't get the point to them? I mean it takes a 3 second video around the photo you take but that's it. You can't edit the photo to be a still from the video, you have to use VLC to get them to play on Windows and you'd need video editing software to grab a still from them.

    I turned them off because I just didn't want the room wasted on my phone having however many movie files that are no use to me sat in my camera roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-d View Post
    I honestly don't get the point to them? I mean it takes a 3 second video around the photo you take but that's it. You can't edit the photo to be a still from the video, you have to use VLC to get them to play on Windows and you'd need video editing software to grab a still from them.

    I turned them off because I just didn't want the room wasted on my phone having however many movie files that are no use to me sat in my camera roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-d View Post
    I honestly don't get the point to them? I mean it takes a 3 second video around the photo you take but that's it. You can't edit the photo to be a still from the video, you have to use VLC to get them to play on Windows and you'd need video editing software to grab a still from them.

    I turned them off because I just didn't want the room wasted on my phone having however many movie files that are no use to me sat in my camera roll
    I make very few live photos. My Christmas tree is my favorite. It's cool on the lock screen and my grandkids got a kick out of it. Kids love it, especially if they are in the photo or if their pet is in it. Pets are cool in live photos. So are waterfalls and...

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