Lively Turns Your iPhone 6S Live Photos Into GIFs And Videos

Yet another app has sprouted up that wants to take the Live Photos from your iPhone 6S/6S Plus and turn them into videos and/or GIFs. Because what is beauty — nay, what is art — without the ability to share it?

Lively, an app from Tiny Whale, lets you turn your all-too-locked-up Live Photos into GIFs or videos with control speeds for the GIF, ranging from 0.5x to 2.0x.

But let’s backtrack, just in case you have no idea what I mean by Live Photos.

With the launch of the newest iPhones, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple released a new software feature called Live Photos. When the feature is toggled on, the camera captures a couple of seconds both before and after the shutter button is pressed, and strings those frames together to form a GIF.

Unfortunately, only the the latest Apple software supports Live Photos, which means you can’t send the “Live” part of the photo to anyone outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Lively looks to open that up a bit.


Of course, Lively isn’t the only one with this idea. Live GIF launched earlier this week with a $1.99 paid download model.

Lively, on the other hand, is a free download with three free exports and unlimited previews. To unlock unlimited exports (making the whole thing worthwhile), users must fork up a $1.99 in-app purchase.

You can download Lively here.