Live Photos, which are essentially GIF images with sound, are a new feature that Apple debuted with the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus this year. While Samsung, HTC, and Microsoft/Nokia devices have had this function for some time, most other Android devices don’t have it. Live Photos cannot be disregarded, just like every other feature Apple provides as their own unique innovation. Although some people might think the feature is gimmicky, it might actually be useful when photographing kids or hilarious reactions.
We are confident that Live Photos will soon be available on all Android smartphones, but until then, you may get by with these apps that make it simple to take Live Photos. We have included programmes that allow you to produce GIF images with audio since Live Photos are nothing more than GIF images with audio. So, here’s how to download Live Photos to your Android device:
Apps that bring Live Photos feature on Android
Phogy 3D Camera
If you want to reproduce iOS Live Photos with a unique twist, Phogy is one of the greatest apps. Phogy records Live Photos and gives them a creative 3D spin. The graphics move with the movements of your smartphone as the software records the animations and the surroundings. You just need to focus and move your smartphone while taking the picture to capture a 3D live image. Unfortunately, the movements are restricted to 3 seconds in the app’s free version.
Phogy also enables you to rotate, swap directions, and examine for details while optimising an image’s shape. Additionally, you may apply oil painting to the photographs and alter the images’ brightness, contrast, and hue. The free version, however, has a lot of restrictions and only generates photos that can be viewed in the Phogy image viewer. The app’s Pro version, which can be purchased in-app, offers limitless captures, the option to produce quick mp4 videos, high-quality GIF images, the ability to set photos as live backgrounds, and more. Additionally, it adds new parameters including HD photo resolution, longer exposure times, higher GIF resolution, etc.
Install:(Freewith in-app purchase for Pro version) (Freewith in-app purchase for Pro version)
Up to Android 4.0 is supported.
Let me start by saying that GIF Camera may not have the most attractive user interface among Android apps, but it accomplishes its intended function. GIF Camera makes it simple to capture GIF images while also allowing you to browse the internet for humorous GIFs. The viewfinder used to take pictures is rather straightforward and has few manual options. The image is captured for a short period of time when you press the capture button, or you can decide to stop it sooner. You can select the parts of the image you want to include in the GIF after it has been taken. Additionally, you may change the frame rate, speed, and play it back in reverse. The image can then be saved by clicking on the save icon.
Additionally, the stock Gallery app for Android as well as any other Gallery apps available support the photographs captured by GIF Camera. Additionally, the frame rate and any included animations in the image can be modified. The GIFs you take using the app can also be shared on Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Moments, and China’s Sina Weibo. Some people may find the app a little unappealing, but if all you want to do is make some GIFs, GIF Camera shouldn’t let you down. Check out this GIF we took inside the Beebom headquarters of our very own Chief Business Officer, Devinder.
Support: Android 2.3 and higher.
Fyuse 3D Photos
Fyuse offers live images with 3D effects, which is similar to Phogy in terms of functionality. It makes it simple to take live 3D photographs. To create a 3D effect in the live image, all you have to do is push and hold while moving the camera in one direction for a time. The camera’s viewfinder is straightforward, featuring switches for the Selfie mode and the flash as well as a button for advice. Additionally, there is a lock focus, lock focus + exposure, etc., button. Other modes include Selfie, Panorama, Portrait, Pets, Fashion, and Cars, among others. You can edit an image after it has been taken, or “Fyuse,” as the software likes to call it, by adding filters, changing the brightness, contrast, and sharpness, among other things. Your stunning live 3D image can then be shared on Facebook.
The app serves as a social media outlet where many interesting Fyuse 3D images are shared. Various categories, like Fyuse of the Day, Popular, Trending, Featured, Beauty, Travel, Cute, etc., let you find fresh, interesting pictures. You can also make your own profile, follow other users, and like other users’ photographs. Although the app performs as intended, there are bugs that kind of mar the experience. We hope the programmers will address the flaws and improve the app’s performance. You can still give it a try because the Google Play Store still offers the software for free.
Support: Android 4.3 and higher.
Another simple-to-use software for taking GIFs or animated live images is GifBoom: Animated GIF Camera. The software has some nice social networking capabilities and makes it simple to take live photos. Based on categories like Popular, LOL, Pets, Celebs, Sports, Fashion, etc., you may find a variety of GIF images. You can decide to follow individuals and communicate with them. It also has a feed, which compiles photographs from the accounts you’ve followed.
Since there aren’t many controls in the viewfinder that you can get confused by, taking a GIF is rather simple. You can start and stop recording whenever you like. The photos you want to appear inside the GIF image can then be chosen. After that, you can rotate or add filters, audio, and text to the image in addition to selecting the animation’s speed. The Gif Gallery will then store your image. You can post these images on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media sites with GifBoom. The only issue we have with GifBoom is that the Gif Gallery is hidden inside of Profile Settings->Gifs Gallery. GifBoom is a free app that works with Android smartphones running version 2.2 and up, however its developers claim that Android devices running version 4.0 and higher have the greatest performance.
Supports Android 2.2 and higher.
In-built Camera Apps that brings Live Photos Functionality
Since a few years ago, the Zoe Camera feature has been the Taiwanese manufacturer’s pride and pleasure. It has a burst mode that enables you to record extremely brief films, much like GIFs or Live Photos. However, keep in mind that the HTC Zoe’s live images function is only accessible on the company’s top-tier and flagship devices.
Samsung s TouchWiz Camera
Samsung has always made sure that the TouchWiz Android skin offers all the functions you could possibly need. One of the settings on TouchWiz’s camera interface is Animated Mode, which enables you to record animated GIF images with soundtrack.
The majority of Android smartphones support Google Camera, although its Live Photos-like feature is not one of them. The most recent version of Google Camera includes a SmartBurst function that generates GIF images automatically. Unfortunately, only the Huawei Nexus 6P is currently supported by the function. Let’s hope Google soon supports additional hardware.
SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Android Camera Apps
Ready to capture Live Photos on Android?
These are the top Android apps for the Live Photos feature. If you use a high-end phone from Samsung or HTC, you already have the feature, but if not, you must try these apps and let us know what you think of them.