Drag iPhone Live Photos to computer
Of course, this is the first step for site operators, developers, bloggers, and co. For the time being, end users will probably just use the new technology to look at uploaded images. However, with the inclusion in Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter in the future certainly also open the possibility that end users can also incorporate a live photo in their post. Therefore, here’s the procedure, if you want to pull Apple Live Photos from iPhone to Mac with macOS or Windows PC:
- Under macOS: select a photo with macOS Photos and export as an unprocessed original; or import it from the iOS device into the selected directory via macOS Image Capture
- On Windows 10: use iTunes to open the connected iOS device (iPhone) in Windows Explorer and select the photo under Internal memory -> DCIM – the live photo consists of a JPG and a MOV file; Drag and drop them into the destination directory
Apple Live Photo API brings moving images to the Web
So far, Web pages convert Apple’s Live Photos to GIF files, which makes sense. After all, it is image sequences that work as MOV as well as GIF. However, there is a big difference: the live photo is displayed as a single image (JPG) and the MOV video is only played when selected with the mouse cursor or the live field on the top right. How that looks exactly, the demonstrated Apple on the Developer page on the topic . The big difference with the GIF is, of course, that in addition to the moving images in a MOV file, which is basically a video, there is also sound.
Is 2017 in the sign of Live Photos?
If you have a website and want to include live photos there, then you can also read on the Developer page of iPhone Live Photos and copy the corresponding codes. That Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Co want to include the scripts as quickly as possible, which is basically out of the question for me – because there is certainly a large percentage of users who the Facebook App or the Messenger App on iOS on their iPhone or iPad. The direct upload of live photos from these devices into the app would be a logical step. But even those who have no iPhone or iPad can then view the uploaded photos. In addition, it is only a matter of time until there is a WordPress plugin for embedding Live Photos; then no site operator has to handle scripts anymore.
Further developments and innovations will surely be available at the Apple WWDC 2017.
Which browsers already support iPhone Live Photos?
According to Apple, the LivePhotosKit JS Player for Live Photos in the browser is supported as follows:
- On iOS: Safari, Chrome
- Under macOS: Safari, Chrome, Firefox
- On Android (dependent on performance): Chrome (beta)
- On Windows (PC): Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer 11
Your opinion on the iPhone Live Photos
Do you occasionally take a live photo or regular live iPhone Live Photos or iPad? Are you looking forward to integrating the live photos on your own website or in social networks? Or do you fear that there will be even more annoying and take longer to load? Write your thoughts on the subject as a comment under this article I personally think that the live photos in the browser do not look so intoxicating.