Google’s Motion Stills addresses one of the biggest issues faced by Apple’s Live Photos: stabilization. With the app, instead of jaunty clips you get a smooth video that can be turned into shareable GIFs. Now, Google is pushing out an update to fix another pressing issue: unflattering main frames.
From time to time, when you take a Live Photo on an iPhone, the main frame that’s saved as the default image isn’t the best representation of a picture. Before, there was no way of changing this through Live Photos, but the update to Motion Stills lets you go into the 1.5-second Live Photos clip and chose the frame you want as the cover image.
How does this work?
You can do this in the Motion Stills app through a new slider that lets you shuffle through each individual frame. Once you decide on the frame you like best, you can export the finished product back into your library and it’ll function like any other Live Photo you’ve taken.
The only drawback to this feature may be quality. When you take a Live Photo, the original default image uses the full 12-megapixel camera resolution, but the rest of the frames come out at a lower-resolution to keep the size of the file small. The image you chose may not be as sharp as the original, but it’s a worthwhile compromise.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Keep that impressive Pixel 3 XL camera protected with these cases
If you have a Pixel 3 XL, chances are you're worried that its stunning glass and metal design will break during that first unexpected drop. We know the feeling, so we’ve compiled the best cases to keep your phone protected.