New 'Live GIF' App Turns Live Photos Into GIFs

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The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus allow users to create Live Photos, which capture an additional 3 seconds of video around a still image and play it back when a user 3D Touches the photo. Priime today launched a new app called Live GIF, letting users easily turn their Live Photos into GIFs that are viewable on all devices and the web.

When launched, the app automatically detects whether your phone has Live Photos and lists them in a grid. The user simply has to tap the Live Photo they want to turn into a GIF and the app does the rest, converting it to a shareable GIF. That GIF or a video taken from the Live Photo can then be saved to the Camera Roll, sent in a message or email, or uploaded to social networks.

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While the app is fairly limited in use and sports a banner on the bottom prompting users to edit their photos in the freemium Priime photo editing app, Live GIF is the first app to enable users to convert their Live Photos to GIFs, allowing them to be shared on most social networks.

Live GIF for iPhone is available in the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

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65 months ago

we need to move on from GIF.

You must mean we need Preview to finally support GIF playback.

It's 2015, Apple.
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65 months ago

No, I want the opposite. The less support GIF gets, the more likely we can move on to something better that doesn't have all of the downsides of a movie (basically something with better compression, still audio-free, easily embeddable, and not CPU intensive).

Outside of a GeoCities or Tumblr page that's made up of an obsessive amount of GIF posts, they are already small in size, audio-free, easily embeddable and non-CPU intensive.

I can't imagine what's more basic in an image-sequence format than a series of JPEGs rapidly playing in succession of each other.
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65 months ago
If anyone is interested in GIF creation there is an app called Burstio that will take your burst mode photos (when you hold down the shutter button) and let you convert those to GIF's. It's pretty awesome

https://appsto.re/us/RqCP4.i
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65 months ago
we need to move on from GIF.
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65 months ago

You must mean we need Preview to finally support GIF playback.

It's 2015, Apple.

No, I want the opposite. The less support GIF gets, the more likely we can move on to something better that doesn't have all of the downsides of a movie (basically something with better compression, still audio-free, easily embeddable, and not CPU intensive).
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64 months ago
GIF needs to die already - APNG is good, an actual video file is good. Yes, properly-created GIF files of the right content will be the smallest file type, but full-color real-world photos/video are *NOT* the right content! They're meant for simple line drawing type content.
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