“One of the novel new features coming in the iPhone 6s is the new Live Photos feature which captures an additional 3 seconds of video surrounding photos on the new iPhones,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors. “The new feature is on by default and allows you to take photos as usual.”
“TechCrunch‘s Matthew Panzarino reveals in a video that the new format will take up approximate twice the space of a normal 12MP photo,” Kim reports.
“Panzarino describes that even the current iPhones start taking photos the moment the Camera app is launched, and that traditionally, only the last photo the moment the shutter is pressed is stored,” Kim reports. “The new system will simply take the surrounding photos and compress them into this new format.”
More info in the full article here.
“What Live Photos do is save enough of these before-and-after photos to create a 1.5-second animation,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “It’s not video, it’s just effectively an animated GIF in JPEG format – a similar approach to Motion JPEG. Audio is recorded separately and then attached to the animation.”
Lovejoy reports, “The animations can be set as your iPhone wallpaper.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another reason to walk right on by the 16GB iPhone.