Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

“The VSCO of Live Photos”

If you’re even moderately serious about mobile photography, you probably have a collection of photo editing apps on your phone — I use SKRWT, VSCO, Filterstorm, and Darkroom. Then, to share them, you can use pretty much any social network. Live Photos haven’t had the same luck; almost no major apps currently support them, which sucks.

Enter Alive! — yes, with the exclamation point. Becky Hansmeyer explains:

There are 22 filters you can choose from and you can also fine tune things like brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, sharpness, etc. There are four settings for both GIF quality and speed (you can even have the GIF play backwards). The speeds range from 0.5x to 2.0x and the quality from Low (240×320) to Highest (540×720). You can also export Live Photos as a movie with the ability to adjust the overall volume and with three options for both Video size and Quality.

At just $2, this is a no-brainer for me. It’s a bit of a pain to find in the store, though, so I’ve made a link (affiliate, naturally) for you.