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Live Photos not just bring life to your memories but also keep the very instantaneous emotion alive. And this is what makes them so cool. Ever since they arrived in iOS 9, I used third party apps to fine tune them. But that's a thing of the past! Now, I can elegantly edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on my iPhone.

Editing live shots is absolute fun in the latest version of iOS as there are multiple top notch tools to let you make your pics look awesome. What's more, you can also use Markup tool to adorn the shots to your heart's content!

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How to Edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

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Set Key Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Photos app and then choose the Live Photo which you wish to edit.

Select Live Photo from iPhone Photos App

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Step #2. Next, you have to tap the Edit button.

Tap on Edit Button in Live Photo

Step #3. Now, in the scrubber, you have to choose the frame which you wish to set as the new Key Photo.

Set Key Photo in Live Photo on iPhone

Step #4. In the end, make sure to tap Done to confirm the change.

Tap on Done to Set Key Photo for Live Photo on iPhone

Note: Go ahead and take the full advantage of all the available editing tools to decorate your Live Photo. For instance, you can use several filters, adjust the size, rotate the image and more.

Edit Live Photos Using Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone

Note: Markup turns of Live Photo in order to let you edit its still version.

Step #1. Open Photos app → Choose Live PhotoEdit.

Tap on Edit Button in Live Photo

Step #2. Tap on the three tiny dots placed in Circle.

Tap on Three Tiny Dots in Live Photo on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Markup. A popup will appear on the screen saying “Markup” Turns off Live Photo and edits are applied to still photo only.” Tap on OK.

Use Markup in Live Photo on iPhone

Step #4. Now, make the most of all the tools to annotate the pic. (Follow this related guide to use Markup tool immaculately.)

Use Markup Tool in Live Photos on iPhone

Turn off Live Photo Sound in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open Photos app → Select Live PhotoEdit.

Tap on Edit Button in Live Photo

Step #2. Tap on the sound button at the top left corner to mute/unmute sound.

Turn off Live Photo Sound in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Done at the bottom right corner to confirm the change.

Turning Off Live Photo Sound

Apply Effects to Live Photo in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos app → Select Live Photo.

Select Live Photo from iPhone Photos App

Step #2. Next, you need to swipe up on your photo.

Swipe Up Live Photo in Edit Mode

Step #3. Now, you have four options: Live, Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure; Just tap on the effect that you wish to use.

Apply Effects to Live Photo in iOS 11 on iPhone

Trim Your Live Photo in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos app → Select Live PhotoEdit.

Tap on Edit Button in Live Photo

Step #2. On the scrubber which appears on the bottom of the screen, you need to slide the left and right handles to fine tune the start and end points.

Trim Live Photo in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Done to confirm.

Tap on Done After Trimming Live Photo on iPhone

Revert Live Photo to Original in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open Photos app → Choose Live PhotoEdit.

Tap on Edit Button in Live Photo

Step #2. Tap on Revert option at the bottom right corner of the screen and then tap again on Revert to Original to Confirm.

Revert Live Photo to Original in iOS 11 on iPhone

The Live Photo will be instantly reverted to the original.

That's it!

Liven Up Your Live Shots!

Yeah, finally you have a lot of top quality editing tools to beautify your live shots. I'm sure your pics will become more vivid now than ever before. What's your take on it?

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