When Apple rolled out their latest batch of phones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they came with a new feature. One that could actually take photos, and animate them. It’s quite revolutionary, as nothing had ever done this before. Well, if you somehow managed to make gifs and videos before Live Photos existed, then you can now turn these into Live Photos now.
Okay, so Live Photos aren’t really that revolutionary. We’ve had videos and gifs for a very long time now. But we’ve never been able to use them as a wallpaper for our iPhones, so I guess that’s a pretty big deal for some people. And since Live Photos are essentially just gifs or short videos, there’s finally an app to turn previously-recorded videos into Live Photos.
The app you need is called Live Studio. This new app is just $.99 in the App Store, and with just a few taps, will turn any video or gif on the phone into a Live Photo. Once converted, you’ll be able to use it as a wallpaper for your phone, just like any other Live Photo.
The only downside is that if you’re converting a video with sound, that won’t be carried over. This might get added in later, but the app was primarily designed to make Live Photo wallpapers, which don’t use audio.