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 seconds both before and after the shutter button is pressed, and strings those frames together to form a GIF.

Unfortunately, only the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus support Live Photos, which means you can’t send the “Live” part of the photo to anyone without a new device.

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.

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