Apple Photos

Is it Live??

  • Product: Apple Photos
  • Hardware: MBP
  • Problem: It’s impossible to quickly differentiate a regular photo from a Live Photo in the Photos desktop app from a “birds-eye” view.* Note that all the photos here are Live, except for the ones with a time at the bottom-right.
  • Solution: Indicate a Live Photo with the “Live Photos” icon (similar to the time indicator idea for a video) or movement in the photo upon hover over (similar to what happens when you scroll through photos at an individual level on the iPhone) in Photos.

*Why differentiate Live Photos? Personally, I like organizing my photos outside of the Photos app (e.g., Dropbox).  Unfortunately, Live Photos get flattened once they are exported out of Photos, so it’s helpful for me to quickly know which ones are Live to keep in Photos.




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