How to Save a Single Frame from a Live Photo on iPhone

Saving a still from a Live Photo on iPhone can be done in two ways. The first is to simply duplicate a Live Photo but save it as a still. However, that method doesn’t allow you to select a single frame from the Live Photo. You can use our tip on saving a still of your Live Photo if that’s what you want, but if you want to save a frame within the Live part of the Live Photo, this tip will allow you to do that. We’ll use the free app, Lively to save a still from the Live Photo. It’s easy to do. Here’s how to save a single frame from a Live Photo on iPhone.

Related: How to Take Live Photos: The Complete Guide

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The Lively app is a free app that allows you to turn a Live Photo into a gif, movie, or still frame. Since the app is free, there’s a watermark in the lower right corner of the picture with the Lively logo. You can pay $2.99 to remove the watermark or use the app completely free and keep it. We’ll go over how to save a single frame from a Live Photo on iPhone below.

How to Save a Live Photo Still Using the Lively App on iPhone

  • First, visit the App Store and download the Lively app.

  • Once downloaded, open the app. Give the app permission to access your Photos.

  • Select the Live photo from your images that you want to save a still frame from.

  • Tap Frame near the top.

  • There will be a slide bar under the photo. Slide it to select a different frame in the Live Photo.

  • Once you’ve selected the still frame you want to save, tap Export Frame. It will automatically save to your Photos app.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.