iPhone has an option to take live images which is basically a short clip attached to an image. If you don’t want the live image or don’t like it, there’s a way to extract a different photo from the clip that you can save or share with anyone you want.
It consists of two steps, i.e. changing the frame of the live image to the one you want to extract as a photo and then extracting an image out of that live image. In this guide, we will show you how you can extract a photo from the live image from the Photos app on the iPhone.
Extracting a Still image from a Live Photo on iPhone
Follow the steps mentioned below to achieve the goal of extracting an image from the live photo on iPhone:
First, open the “Photos” app in your device by using the spotlight search feature or manually finding the app.
Next, browse the photos till you find the live photo that you’d like to work on. Tap on the image to view the details and tap on the “Edit” button given on the top-right corner of the screen.
You’ll find a “Live Photo” icon near the bottom of the screen. Tap on the icon which looks like three concentric circles.
A filmstrip will appear below the photo, drag your finger along the strip to choose the desired thumbnail. It would be the same image that you want to extract as a separate still image.
Once you are done selecting the thumbnail, lift your finger from the strip. A bubble pop-up will appear with the “Make Key Photo” tag. Tap on it.
Click on “Done”. The key photo will now be set.
To extract the image, you selected from the live photo, we have to duplicate it. Tap on the “Share” icon on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
From the menu, select the “Duplicate” option.
A pop-up will appear asking you if you want to duplicate it as a live photo is as a still photo. Tap on the “Duplicate as Still Photo” option.
A new duplicate photo of the keyframe you picked will appear in the photo gallery. You can now edit the image or share it with whomever you desire.