LiveRotate is a new app for iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus, which provides functionality that is missing in iOS: allow rotation of Live Photos without losing their video, audio, and metadata.
If you have ever tried to rotate a Live Photo using the built-in iOS tools, you would have noticed that it saves it as a static image. This is not what any user would want when they rotate a Live Photo. LiveRotate fixes this and allows users to rotate Live Photos by increments of 90 degrees while keeping the original content and metadata intact.
The app is simple to use. When you open it for the first time, it loads up all the Live Photos from your phone library. You can then select any of them and use the rotate button to get the desired result. Once done, the resulting Live Photo can be saved back to the Photos app.
Live Photos is one of the main features that Apple introduced with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. When taking a photo with the default camera app, a bit of video and audio is recorded before and after the shutter press. This can later be viewed as a small video clip by long pressing on the photo in the Photos app. Live Photos can also be used as backgrounds on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE and as animated watch face backgrounds on Apple Watch.
LiveRotate is available for $0.99 in the App Store.
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If you often use Live Photos, make sure to check out Google’s Motion Stills app, which lets you stabilize and create movies out of them. Google’s Photo app for iOS also supports Live Photos back up and viewing now.