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Turn any image into a Live Photo with the new LivePapers app

Turn any image into a Live Photo with the new LivePapers app

January 21, 2016

One of my favorite features of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is the fun Live Photos and Live Wallpaper feature. While there are a number of apps to help create a cool wallpaper for Apple’s latest handsets, the image choices are usually limited. But the new LivePapers app is looking to solve that problem.

Quick and easy


You can pinch and zoom your images to create a perfect look.

The main draw of the app is that it can take any image and turn it into a Live Photo using a wide variety of different effect filters. And you don’t need the latest iPhone model as the app will work with any modern iOS device running iOS 9.2 or later.

Using the app is simple. You start by choosing an image from the library or taking a new photo with the camera. After that, you can pan and pinch the image to get the perfect look. Hit next, and the app will create the Live Photo.


There are a number of different effects to select from.

If you don’t like the look of the standard effect, which provides a blurred look, there are six other fun ones to select from. I really enjoyed the dreaming effect that created a wonderful look for my holiday pictures.

Anyone with an iPhone 6s/6s Plus can 3D Touch the completed image to see a preview. With other iOS devices, a long press will accomplish the same thing.

When you’re happy with the creation, you can then save the results to your Camera Roll. From there, it can be shared through a number of other apps or social networks.


Designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models, LivePapers can be downloaded now on the App Store for $1.99. You’ll need to have iOS 9.2 or later installed on your device to use the app.

Just as a reminder, while the images can be created and viewed on a number of iOS devices, Live Wallpaper is only available on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus.

In just a few minutes with the app, I came away really impressed. It worked extremely well on both my iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Air 2. The different effects should really give users a fun number of options to create their unique Live Photo.

For other app news today, see: Microsoft Office now has 3D Touch and annotations with ink, Record your drives easily with Road watcher, and CornerTube for iPad brings Picture in Picture to YouTube, finally.

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