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When Apple has released the iPhone 6s, one of the new features in iOS was Live Photos, which allows users to record a few frames before and after taking a picture with the phone’s camera. These “videos” can be played on 3D Touch-capable iPhones but simply pressing on the photo, but on older iPhones, users activate them by tapping and holding the photo. It’s very frustrating because Live Photos can be shared only over the iOS ecosystem and users need to install a third party app if they want to view the full animation on their PC. Today we’ll give you a list of apps with which you will turn a Live Photo into a GIF file and share it on Facebook and other social networking websites.



GIPHY Cam

This is a free app that offers you the option to convert images from your iPhone or from the internet, into GIFs and clips. You can also apply effects and use a variety of filters, then share the result later on your social media account.

Motion Stills

This app created by Google will stabilize Live Photos footage and turn them into GIFs. In addition, Motion Stills removes the shake from Live Photos and optimizes them for looping playback, which means that the beginning or ending frames are cut off if they’re not of the intended subject matter.

Live Studio

For $0.99, you will have the possibility to turn multiple Live Photos, or entire albums, into videos at once, then set the animated images as wallpapers. Also, if you add the extension in Safari, you will be able to create Live Photos from GIF directly in this browser.

Giffer Pro

Giffer Pro is a little bit more expensive, costing $3.99, but after copying and pasting Live Photos, Burst Shots or images from the Internet into the application and applying the perfect effects, you will love the result and you’ll want to share the GIF or longer video to Instagram.

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