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Google has greatly improved one of the iPhone's forgotten features
Anyone remember Live Photos? Anyone?

OF THE MANY features introduced with the iPhone 6s, Live Photos is one that hasn’t exactly taken off.

Described as “unlike any other way to interact with photos” when it was announced, it captures a few seconds of video when you’re taking a photo.

The feature wasn’t exactly useful, partly down to the lack of ways to share them, but its biggest rival has created an app that turns them into something you might want to share.

Called Motion Stills, Google’s iOS app takes all Live Photos and stabilises them, letting you save them as either GIFs or videos. It helps that the app is incredibly simplistic – it just displays all relevant photos in a single line and the app doesn’t require a Google account to log in.

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The techniques the app uses is similar to others like Instagram’s Hyperlapse, removing any shakiness from the original clip, but it doesn’t use videos to create its clips.

You can remove the watermark and adjust its quality in settings, but either way, it could convince iPhone 6s users to start using Live Photos again.


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