One of my favorite new features on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are Live Photos. If you don’t remember, along with an image, it captures a second and a half of motion and sound before and after the photograph. The results add a fun new layer of interactivity to those great moments.
Live Photos can also be viewed on other iOS devices and the Mac. But on the new handsets, a simple 3D Touch gesture will bring the photo to life.
Make Live Photos even better
Even so, unlike standard photos, Apple didn’t offer any stock option to edit Live Photos with filters, effects, and a range of other goodies iOS users are familiar with. But a new app, aptly named Alive!, is stepping in to fill the void.
Actually using the app is simple. After opening it up, you’ll see all the Live Photos stored on your phone. Select the one you’d like to edit. Along with 29 different filters, you can also adjust the photo’s brightness, contrast, saturation, and more. The volume of the audio can also be modified.
To preview, just press on the screen like with any Live Photo.
When you’re finished, you can save and share the results as a Live Photo, regular photo, animated GIF, or video.
Here’s a quick look at the app in action. Click here if you can’t see it.
Alive! Effects and Filters for Live Photos is designed for the iPhone and can be downloaded now on the App Store for $1.99. You’ll need any iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to capture Live Photos. You’ll also need to have iOS 9.1 installed on your device.
If you’re a fan of Live Photos, definitely take a look at Alive! It’s quick and easy to use and adds another dimension to the photos.
For other recent app news, see: See only the tweets you want with Birdy – Widget for Twitter, Google disables third-party keyboards in Chrome for iOS, and Foursquare updates Swarm with 3D Touch feature for check-ins.