Apple's Live Photos Take About Twice the Space of Normal Photos

Apple's Live Photos Take About Twice the Space of Normal Photos

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Apple's new Live Photos feature takes about twice as much space as taking a normal photo, reports TechCrunch.

Currently, the iPhone buffers images as you look through the camera viewfinder and grabs the last one as you press the shutter button. Now with live photos those buffered images aren't discarded, letting you glimpse the moment around your snapshot. Check it out in action here.

Take a look at the video below for more details on how Live Photos work.


MUKAI - September 12, 2015 at 5:32pm
Hopefully there's an option to kill those short video clips. If not there's always a jailbreak tweak that would do that.
S@mur@! - September 11, 2015 at 5:32pm
Just hope iOS 9 frees up enough space for photos.
iH8 iH8sn0w - September 11, 2015 at 4:57pm
If it's an issue for storage concerns you have two choices. Either upgrade to an iPhone with more storage space or just don't use it. Simple. It contains video...really? What did you think was going to happen? Some magic algorithm makes it smaller? Idiots
Frankie33 - September 11, 2015 at 4:54pm
I think the concern was that it would take about 30x time the space. ie Apple using thirty 12MP photos for 1s of 30fps motion.
My Ballss - September 11, 2015 at 4:50pm
If someone complains, as they will. You can turn it off. So no need for your useless comments lol.
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