Apple's live photo debuted on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus for the first time, and the feature added some momentum to standard still photos. In this mode, the camera captures 1.5 seconds of video and audio before and after tapping the shutter button to take a photo. That's why photos that feature live photos are slowly moving like photos from the wizarding world of Harry Potter in your camera roll. The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system improves functionality with a handful of new iOS 1
There's Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Loop finds a perfect time to start and stop the live photo and plays it in an endless loop. Bounce starts and then reverses the live photo video, and Long Exposure merges all frames to create a single image with blurry motion.
Using Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure
To use these new iOS 11 camera effects, you must ensure that live photos are enabled. Open the Camera app and in the middle of the middle you should see a ring. If it's yellow, it's on; If it's white, with a diagonal line, then it's off. Tap to turn it on.
Each photo you take now can use loop, bounce, or long exposure. Tap the shutter button to take a picture. Then search for the photo by tapping Camera in the bottom left corner of the Camera app. Swipe the photo up and you'll see all four effects in a carousel gallery – swipe left to see everyone.
Alternatively, you can also go to the Photos app and tap on an image taken with live photos, say it in the upper left corner of the image), and swipe up to add one of the effects. You can switch to any live photo in your Photos app to add this effect, regardless of the shooting date. If you select an effect such as "Loop," the photo always becomes "Loop" until you change the effect by swiping the photo again and choosing another effect.
Loop and Bounce
Loop and bounce are effects that work well a lot of movement. Look at the following pictures:
Again, Bounce plays the videos in an automatically selected timeframe and reverses them. Loop also chooses a good start and end point, but plays the live photo when it repeats. Both effects can be difficult to share right now. For example, Instagram thinks of these file formats as .mov, so you'll need to convert it to a GIF or cut the video. We could not share them with Twitter even though Facebook was able to play them.
As you can see in the above examples, Long Exposure is best used with a tripod for your iPhone. The phone needs to be incredibly stable, and it works best with a subject that remains silent while the background is moving, or vice versa. At the top left you can see that our photo editor Les Shu is out of focus because our iPhone was not as stable as it needed to be. However, the photo of the cube captures its rotating motion, while the background buildings are relatively sharp and still. These files are much easier to share because they can be automatically converted as JPEGs.
To learn more about the great features in Apple's latest OS update, read our iOS 11 Tip and Tricks Guide.