Live wallpapers are one of the most beautiful features of iOS. It's fun – and very much Harry Potteresque – to have some exercise on your lock screen. However, if you set an old live photo, you will not get any great results: To make sure you can use a good photo as a background image.
How to set a live wallpaper
How to set a live photo Go to Settings> Wallpaper> Select New Wallpaper and select your live photo album.
Select the live photo you want to use, make sure "Live Photo" is selected, and tap Set> Set Both (or either "Set Lock Screen" or "Set Home Screen" if you only want to) want to have a screen.)
And so you have a live wallpaper. Now let's look at how to get a good live photo.
Take a good live background photo
A live photo is primarily a photo. In most cases, your background will remain silent. This means you have to make sure the still part looks good. They also want the transition to a natural movement of the background to occur. There are a few other important things to keep in mind:
- Wallpapers are vertical on iOS. For the first time I recommend you to record with vertical iPhone.
- A live photo is taken a few seconds before and after you take the photo. This means you need to set up a recording before you press the shutter button.
- To make sure the transition between the still image and the motion area of the live photo looks good, you need to keep your iPhone as smooth as possible during the shot. If you have a tripod, use it. Otherwise, you should support or rest your iPhone as much as possible.
The easiest good live photos to capture are landscapes, especially when water is moving. You have plenty of time to line up the camera, make sure your camera is stable, and because the motion is cyclical, they almost always look good.
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Portraits are a little trickier, but still possible. Make sure you're in a well-lit location – where a large window usually works well – because live photos in low light can be particularly grainy and your subject can then pose. I would recommend that they make a stupid face, sit back in a normal smile and then draw another stupid face. If you take the picture with a normal smile, the live photo should capture the two stupid faces. That way, your wallpaper will look normal, but when it's in motion, it will be filled with personality.
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Pets and natural portraits are by far the trickiest to get along. There is so much movement and action that usually either the still or the video will be watching. You also can not support your iPhone to keep things stationary. If you want to use a live image of a pet or a playing child, we recommend that you use the proven method of sports photography: continue to do so until you do something good. It took a few days, but finally I ended up with this beautiful live picture of my dog, which gave me the side eye.
Like any photo, you can also edit live images. You can also change which frame is displayed as a still image. I would not recommend that. The video frames have a lower resolution than the still image of the camera.
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Play with different live photos until you have one that's right for you. It can be pretty picky to get a wallpaper that looks good. It took me a couple of tries to get the ones I introduced in this article.