Live Photos

This tweak plays a Live Photo of your choice when someone calls you

iOS’ native incoming call interface can be somewhat bland at first glance, and that’s precisely why iOS developer Anima has released a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Incoming Call LivePhoto (A12 Support).

Just as the name implies, Incoming Call LivePhoto replaces the bland incoming call background with a Live Photo of your choosing, ensuring that you always have something cool to look at when your iPhone starts ringing.

This tweak enables all Live Photos-centric features on unsupported handsets

Live Photos is one of iOS’ fun and quirky proprietary features that brings many of your photographs and wallpaper backgrounds to life. Unfortunately, Apple limits Live Photos functionality on many of its older handsets, such as the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and SE, to name a few.

If you use any of the aforementioned handsets and you’re bummed about having a gimped Live Photos experience, then you might want to turn your attention to a newly-released jailbreak tweak called LivePhotoForNon3DTouch by iOS developer anima.

Live Photo Wallpapers for iPhone with Wally Papes

Quickly becoming one of my favorite features of iOS is the ability to take Live Photos. It is shocking how drastically different a memory expresses itself over 3 seconds, as opposed to a single instance in time. I frequently find myself going back through a photo album, to play through each Live Photo.

Launching with the feature, came the ability to set Live Photos as wallpapers, both on the Lock and Home screens. However, there is really no great way to share Live Photos as posts on the internet. @DaveGorum comes to the rescue with his newly released Live Photo app, Wally Papes.

Apple launches JavaScript API for embedding Live Photos on the web

Apple on Thursday announced a new JavaScript-based API for web developers who wish to enable embedding of Live Photos in their websites and web apps. Called LivePhotosKit JS, the new API is in addition to Apple's current Live Photos API which enables Live Photos on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac devices and in apps that use it, like Facebook's mainland mobile app, Tumblr for iOS and others.

How to teach your iPhone or iPad to recognize people’s faces in the Photos app

Organizing one’s photos by date or occasion is by far the most common methodology in photography, and of course why wouldn’t it be? The simple fact of the matter is that a chronological structure of photos satisfies most search requests because you pretty much know immediately where to look for a certain snapshot. With that said, more unconventional efforts such as accumulating every single photo taken by the beach or all shots of your family ever snapped, quickly render the chronologic album structure rigid and dated.

How to select different still frames of Live Photos

Live Photos is among the features Apple was selling prominently during the iPhone 6s ad campaign. Live Photos is still around, thanks for asking. As you'll recall, Live Photos lets you record what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you snap a photograph.

These images come alive when you touch them in the Photos app and can be set as your Lock screen wallpaper or shared via services like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. When you take a Live Photo, the Camera app uses AI to select the best still image.

It's this still portion of a Live Photo that's displayed in the Photos app, sent when you share it and more. In this tutorial, we're going to teach you how to select a different moment in your Live Photo as the still frame.

How to preserve your iPhone camera settings

Prior to iOS 10.2, iPhone's stock Camera application always defaulted to the factory Photo mode. If you were recording video, for instance, Camera would switch to Photo mode as soon as you exited out instead of keeping the selected Video mode on.

Similarly, taking pictures with one of the built-in live filters was cumbersome because Camera would set the filter to None after exiting out. This behavior used to be quite a hindrance for iPhone photographers who rely on a specific capture mode.

On iOS 10.2 and later, new user-facing toggles in the Settings app permit you to preserve your last-used shooting mode, live filter and Live Photo settings so they’re don't reset every time Camera launches. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to preserve camera settings on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How to add Live Photos to your Instagram stories

Instagram has added the option to upload Live Photos shot on iPhone and turn them into Boomerangs, all this from within the app itself. The only limitation at present time is that Live Photos can only be used in your stories (not in your main Instagram feed), although this may change in the future.

In this post, I will show you how to turn your Live Photos into Boomerangs in your Instagram stories.