Tuesday Tip: How to Freeze a Live Photo on iPhone

By Kate O’Neal


For all the iPhone users out there (to those of you who aren’t, this tip doesn’t apply to you), you’re probably very familiar with the Live Photo feature. I remember when I first saw a live photo, I thought it was awesome and so fun. At the same time, I was frustrated because it would be such a good 1.5-second clip, but the still photo that came of it wouldn’t usually be the best frame in the clip. 

I recently found a solution to that frustration! You can simply edit the picture, scroll through each frame, and then choose a different “key photo” to display.

Here’s how!

From the live photo, you’ll want to click the edit button in the top right corner of the screen. You’ll then see the normal edit functions, such as crop, brighten, etc. You’ll also notice a thumbnail strip right below the photo. This is where you’ll scroll to see the different frames of the video clip. If you see one you like better than the previous frozen picture, simply click the button that says “Make Key Photo.” When you choose a new frame, you’ll see a white circle over it and another greyed-out circle; the greyed-out circle is over the original frame.

If you look closely enough in the pictures below, you can see a slight difference in my dogs’ eyes. Instead of them staring off into space, I captured them looking at me. This will certainly be a good feature to use when someone blinks in a picture or if it’s an action frame where you want to change the key photo.

How to Freeze an iPhone Live Photo - Before & After | Network 1 Consulting


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Kate O’Neal

With multiple years’ experience working with clients in many industries, Kate brings her skills and positive attitude to Network 1’s team, clients and partners. She strives to provide the best service and solutions to her clients so they can achieve greatness through Worry-Free IT.

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