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why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: March 11, 2020 10:10AM
I recently upgraded to an iPhone 7 from my trusty 5S, primarily for the better camera. I now notice that when I hover over a photo in Photos (on my desktop) it moves around a little, as if it's a short movie. At first I panicked, thinking I'd hit the wrong button when taking the pictures, but it's every single picture. If I Export them to my Pix2020 folder and open in Photoshop, they're perfectly normal JPEGs.

I'll bet this is some new feature I never knew I wanted—but what's the purpose? How's it supposed to work?
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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: raz
Date: March 11, 2020 10:15AM
It's "live photos" or some such. I think you can turn it off.

The advantage is that you can select one of the frames as the main photo (e.g. when the subject has their eyes open).



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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 11, 2020 10:41AM
Yeah, it’s Live Photo.
You can turn it off at the top of your photo app. It is the little circle with the slash through it.





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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 11, 2020 12:28PM
It's there to fill up your storage 5x quicker. Time for an upgrade already?
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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: hal
Date: March 11, 2020 02:18PM
Turn off the little 'live' icon when you take a pic, but it will reset itself so the next time you take a pic, you'll have to turn it off again. In the preferences, you can tell it to NOT reset itself.
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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: March 11, 2020 05:54PM
Had the same issue. Thanks. By the way, what's HDR? And what's that weird circle on the far right that results in the word ORIGINAL on the bottom of the screen? Thanks.
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Re: why are my photos now little movies?
Posted by: raz
Date: March 12, 2020 08:31AM
HDR is a way of taking several shots at the same time with different aperature/shutter speed - then combining them for a better picture.

The result is, unfortunately, not a jpg. iPhoto or others will convert the to that for printing.



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