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How to use iOS 11’s new Live Photos effects

Snap your Live Photos
on your iPhone, edit on your iPad.
Photo: Cult of Mac

iOS 11 brings some neat new editing features to Live Photos,
but the good news is that you can edit those same Live Photos,
with the same new filters and effect, on an iPad. Let’s take a
look.

Set the keyframe in iOS 11 Live Photos

First, the easiest way to find Live Photos in your library is
to head to the Live Photos album in Photos. Then, tap
one of those photos to view it. Just like in previous versions
of iOS, you can long-press on the photo to play the video clip
that was capture with it.

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 The online retailer has the
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The sale is scheduled to last until just before midnight
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Despite being around for years, the
Logitech C920 is still a popular choice–even with the
release of Logitech’s C922
and 4K-friendly
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quality. It has 1080p video capture, and you can run at
1080p during Skype for Windows calls and through broadcast apps
like OBS. (That’s despite Logitech only stating official 1080p
support within Skype for Windows.) 

The C920 also features built-in dual-stereo mics with automatic
noise reduction, built-in H.264 video compression, automatic
low-light correction, face tracking, and motion detection.
There’s also a universal clip that can sit on your monitor,
desk, or snap into a tripod.

If you miss out on the C920’s lower price today don’t sweat it
too much. This isn’t the first time the webcam’s been on sale
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If the C920 doesn’t interest you Amazon has other
Logitech gear on sale today, too, which includes gaming
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settings, you can go back in time.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Live Photos capture a snippet of video to either side of the
picture you took, to give a kind of Harry-Potter-esque moving
moment. It’s a little gimmicky now, but in 20 years, when you
look back on these pictures, then the extra life added to
portraits is going to be amazing. Until then, we can be content
with some extra gimmicks on top.


For instance, did you ever miss the
decisive moment in a photo? Whatever you wanted to snap took
place just before you tapped the shutter? Now you can
use Live Photos to go back in time. Just tap the edit
button
and you’ll see a new scrubber at the bottom of
the screen. It looks like the one used to edit videos, and
works in much the same way. You can set the in and out points
of the animation, cutting it short if you like (and this is
fully reversible at any time in the future, unlike video which
forces you to save a new copy). But the real clever trick is
that you can now set a new keyframe. That’s right, you can pick
a still frame from before you took the photo. If you
missed the perfect expression in an unrepeatable photo, you can
wind back the clock to when out happened.

Add effects

To
add effects to your Live Photos, just swipe up on the image and
you’ll see the three new animation options. These are Loop,
Bounce, and Long Exposure. These are in addition to the default
Live Photos filter. They do pretty much what they say, either
putting the clip pin an endless loop, or ping-ponging the video
back and forth. Unlike the standard Live Photos view, which only
activates the animation when you press the screen, these keep
playing all the time. And once they’ve been animated like this,
the edited photos show up in the new Animated smart album in
Photos.


The final
effect is Long Exposure, which works best with pictures that
are mostly unmoving. What it does is to ignore the parts that
stay still, and blur the parts that move. The classic photos
taken with long exposure are water flowing over rocks, or the
blurred taillights of cars in the night. Now you don’t need a
tripod to do these. You just snap the a Live Photo, and let the
filter do its magic.


The nice
thing is that you can snap these Live Photos on your iPhone,
and edit on the bigger screen of the iPad. That’s one of the
coolest things about macOS and iOS these days — they all work
almost seamlessly together, so you can use each device for
whatever it’s best suited to.



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