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iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: reezekeys
Date: February 04, 2021 10:30AM
Not a very big deal in the big scheme of things but I recently took an "accidental" live picture when all I wanted was a still. After quite a bit of googling I found out how to change the live picture to a still but my aim was to recover the memory used to store the video frames. From what I see now, I can "revert" back to a live picture, which tells me the video is still stored on the phone. Does anyone know a quick & easy way to simply take the "key frame" of a live photo, make that a regular still photo and nuke the video part of the live photo? Thanks!
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: February 04, 2021 10:40AM
You could do a screenshot,, add that to your library and then delete the Live Photo.



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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: reezekeys
Date: February 04, 2021 11:06AM
Thanks but that is not a viable solution. A screenshot's pixel dimensions on my iPhone SE 2020 is 1136 x 640. A regular still photo is 4032 x 3024 - that's what I assume a live photo's key frame is.

So - keep the key frame, dump the video frames. Is there no simple way to do this?
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 04, 2021 11:10AM
Select the photo in the Photos app. Click edit and tap the box above the image that say LIVE. then click done. This should enable you to send the key frame as a still.
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: reezekeys
Date: February 04, 2021 11:24AM
Right, I found this out before. Sending the live pic turns it into a regular picture – at full resolution – at the receiving end. The thing is, I'm not looking to send the picture anywhere. Just store it on the phone but without the video frames.

I'm searching for a way to do what you describe editing-wise, then store that result to the phone as a separate pic, then delete the live pic. That would be fine by me. Coming up blank at the moment.
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 04, 2021 11:24AM
Go to the already edited photo and tap the share icon (lil’ square w/arrow).
Scroll down to duplicate and choose “... as still photo”.
Delete original.
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: reezekeys
Date: February 04, 2021 11:29AM
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!! Thanks Rich, I knew there had to be a way. You don't even have to change it from "live" to "non-live", so no need to edit anything!
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 04, 2021 05:07PM
Now it there a way to say "Never take a Live photo"?



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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 04, 2021 06:59PM
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Markintosh
Now it there a way to say "Never take a Live photo"?

Yes
When you open the camera. At the top of the phone, you see the second little round icon from the left. That is the Live Photo button. If you click it, a / appears through it and Live Photo is turned off. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: iOS 14 convert live photo to one still
Posted by: reezekeys
Date: February 04, 2021 09:25PM
And iOS 14 changed the way the camera works. Hold the "shutter button" when taking a photo and you'll be taking a video - not a burst like before (maybe it was like this before iOS 14?). I think the only way you can take a burst pic now is by enabling "Use Volune Up for Burst" in Settings-->Camera.
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