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Samsung is set to launch its own version of Live Photos with the Galaxy S7

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus back in September 2015, the fruit-named company showcased a new feature that enables users to capture 1.5-seconds of video before and after a photo is snapped in order to create a moving image with sound (a feature that is also found on HTC smartphones). However, if a new report is anything to go by, it looks as if Samsung is developing its own live image functionality for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7.

Samsung’s rival tool is expected to carry the name Vivid Photo and, unlike Apple’s offering, will not include audio playback. Instead, it will produce high-quality moving images. The reason behind this is simple: Sharing. The South Korean company is building its service from the ground up to produce GIFs as opposed to an in-house format, which means that users will be able to export their motion pictures to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and a plethora of other social networks that support the file type.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 sometime in February during a dedicated Unpacked event, and it’s perfectly possible that this feature, which only entered testing last week, will not be ready for a public release. If this is the case, we believe that it may be added to the handset shortly after it’s in our hands by way of a software update.

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ArnabJain
ArnabJain

My S4 GT-I9500 has sound And Shot, Motion Shot(GIF), Animated photo, etc since KitKat 4.4.2.

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I’m sorry, but let’s clear this up now. A photograph is a single image. Videos are an expansion to that, in which multiple images are taken in a given time frame and sequence in order to form a video. Having defined the two let’s now look at the “live photo” modes. Okay, so when you take a photograph you have the base image which you can look at and admire. However, upon pressing down on the image it then displays multiple images in sequence. So to recap, what these companies have done is they have taken the idea that people… Read more »

tcampos
tcampos

There is no way it will produce high quality images using GIF format.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I hope all this software comes to the edge+… There doesn’t seem to be any additional hardware in the phone excepts a faster processor and alternative camera. Jus hope the camera tech is possible on the previous variants

manojmcn
manojmcn

Well, they will link it to long press & deny it to older phones.

NoteLove
NoteLove

” we believe that it may be added to the handset shortly after it’s in our hands by way of a software update”

They said this about Samsung pay for UK, still waiting for that feature nearly a year on. They’ve done well with getting MM to the phone via beta but Samsung pay has taken way to long to arrive on the S6/edge etc.

cmdacos
cmdacos

Pay is reliant on agreements with banks, same as Canada. And may never come so don’t get your britches in a knot.

preime101
preime101

I find the live motion photos on my Lumia 950XL are amusing at first but I have yet to find any use for them. A pity all the apple idiots will start running around moaning about Samsung copying a “feature” that apple copied from others and then claimed as their own.

Peschiera
Peschiera

In this special case, Samsung has been offering this feature since S4.

Peschiera
Peschiera

Dear Josh, Do you know the difference between the coming Vivid feature and the already existing animated photos?
When using ‘Animated photo’ on S5, it produces an animated GIF file up to a length of 5 seconds. If I remember it correctly, it was also available on S4.

manojmcn
manojmcn

It should be easy. From Galaxy S4 days there is an Animated Photo mode in Camera which allows to something like animated gifs. The delay may be to implement it on the long press.

Jsensei
Jsensei

Didn’t Sammy already have this feature. You can download it in mode through your camera app.