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Tue, Sep 29, 2015 1:48 PM

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Lightroom: Support for importing Live Photos (iOS 9, iPhone 6s)

Just got iphone 6s. One new feature is "Live Photos" which while taking a still picture also takes a 3 sec movie. When imported into Apple's Photos app each Live photo becomes 2 files, a movie file and a normal picture file that can be edited. In lightroom the imported Live photo file is only a movie file, which can"t be edited. Can this be changed in a future update so that importing also gives a normal still picture file and a movie file?

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60 Points

5 years ago

The movie and still files have the same name with different extensions. Lightroom seems to be treating the movies as raw files, and skipping the jpeg files. Worse, it deletes the JPEG files without importing them if you have Move selected in the import settings. For Live Photos, this is a not the behavior I want.

As a workaround, you can check the "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" option in Settings->General, then start the import over again. This will import both the movie and jpeg files. However, this is not a per-camera setting, so it will also start importing typical RAW+jpeg pairs.

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60 Points

Thanks for this info.  Works even in my ancient LR4!!!!  When is LR7 being released?  Don't want to get 6.8 now....

Thanks!
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700 Points

5 years ago

Adam,
Thanks for the tip. It worked! Just had to quit and relaunch LR after changing the settings.

I now get the same 2 files in Lightroom as I did in Photos. Having this setting in LR and potentially importing 2 files for each shot for all my other camera will not be a problem for me as I only shoot Raw files on my Canon 60D.

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184 Points

5 years ago

This is a huge problem for me. I shoot RAW+jpeg on my dslr. There's got to be a way to separate these on a case-by-case basis.

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126 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Please Support Apple "Live Photos".

Please support Apple "Live Photos" as soon as possible.

If "Live Photos" are not supported within about 6 months, Lightroom becomes useless for me.
(I also shoot RAW photos with my "real" camera, but about 50% of my photos are shot with the iPhone.)

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184 Points

5 years ago

Also, and this pales in comparison to not being able to edit them, but the thumbnails for the videos are upside down.

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396 Points

5 years ago

Very important that Lr supports this ASAP.

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184 Points

5 years ago

It's been over a month now. Is a fix coming for this?

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184 Points

5 years ago

I was dismayed to find that this was not fixed in the latest update. I tried changing this setting, but even after restarting these photos still show as MOV+JPEG and the jpeg component can't be edited. PLEASE fix this.

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150 Points

5 years ago

I'll join the parade. Adobe, please add support for live photos in Lightroom.

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60 Points

5 years ago

Adobe, please support live photos.

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82 Points

4 years ago

Adobe please add support for Live Photos. Interestingly they import fine using LR mobile on iPhone or iPad - so you can then acces them via shared / cloud collections. The issue is only with desktop version of LR even on Mac

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60 Points

4 years ago

I was also looking for a simple way to import Live Photos into Lr.

I use Lr mobile to auto-import all iPhone photos and videos. Lr mobile seems to treat each Live photo as a normal jpeg, completely ignoring the movie part while importing regular videos without any problems. I also find that there is no problem editing the jpegs (originating from a Live Photo) in either Lr mobile or Lr desktop when they have been uploaded via Lr mobile, a problem Adam mentioned.

Lr desktop does recognise and import all the 0:02s movies from my iPhone if I connect it directly via USB.

While I am happy that I can import them into Lr at all it would be nice if Adobe would add support for both the jpeg and movie part of Live Photos to upload directly through Lr mobile.

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272 Points

4 years ago

I don't mind having the .mov file and the .jpg file as separate files in my catalog, but if I import them at the same time I can't see the .jpg, as it thinks it's just a preview jpg of the movie (like with raw+jpg).

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122 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature Request: Native Support for Live Photos in Lightroom.

Hey, I was told to post this here instead of the Lightroom Mobile Adobe forum:

From what I understand, Apple's changes in iOS 10 make it easier for developers to integrate live photo support into their apps. I'm curious if Adobe will be updating Lightroom/Lightroom Mobile to support this photo format better? I'm always sad that when I upload my files to Lightroom and then flush my camera roll I'm losing a lot of good information – either that or making it really hard to access. -Quin 

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9.6K Points

4 years ago

Thanks for bring this up. A fix is underway.
We found that the issue appears when you import directly from iPhone.
One workaround is: Copy files to the system using Photo app and then import.

Thanks,
Sunil