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

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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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Very important that Lr supports this ASAP.
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Michael Philipson

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I still have the problem with most Live Photos where the mov are only showing up as a green screen and not playable. I am using version 6.10.1 of Lightroom for mac.
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Sam

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3 years already and there's still no sight of supporting Live Photos in Lightroom CC.  Is it really that difficult to be able to back up a Live Photo and be able to export it as Live Photo back to the Camera Roll?

I heard Google Photos was able to do that already.
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Different than content of the thread.

Please reference the new conversation here: Export as a Live Photo back to Camera Roll?
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It's disappointing to see language like "Importing Live photos is supported by Lightroom." - at best this is stretching the truth.

Treating the video portion as a separate asset is not how live photos are meant to work. I strongly suspect users don't want every photo they take with their iPhone to appear twice in their library - but this is what we get now.

More than 3 years on from live photos, it's sad that Adobe has ignored this great feature.
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Amen! That's exactly what I'm talking about. As Adobe isn't communicating this at all, there's only one hope: Affinity. They seem to understand the Apple universe so they'll come up with a "better" Lightroom.
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I want Adobe to take my money, but Google Photos has much better backup and restore solution for me.  I was able to backup a Live Photo to Google Photos and restore the photo back to my iPhone exactly like original.  There're other usability details (like swipe to go back, swipe down on picture to close) in the Google Photos apps that are better as well.
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Patrick Beranek

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Google Photos is no alternative to Adobe Lightroom Classic (to me). Maybe an alternative to Apple Photos but that's it. Lightroom is a really great app where all your images come together and you finetune them with professional tools not just filters. That's the reason why it's so important, that Lightroom can handle all of your media files (at least photos) because that's the place where they all come together. There you filter out, do edits and fine tuning and at the end export them to whatever you want. In my case Apple Photos but Google Photos would be great as well.
Only problem: The lack of support of Apple Live Photos from beloved Lightroom interrupts this otherwise frictionless workflow. And this is a shame because Lightroom constantly adds support for new camera file formats but leaves the good old Live Photo completely out. Tell us why, Adobe! Why?!
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With the Android cloning this feature, e.g. Samsung having motion photos, it becomes even more important for Adobe product folks to wrap their heads around the photo+video package.  Just clone the way Apple does it folks!:)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Support for Apple Live Photos (iOS).

Currently users are unable to migrate all their photos from Photos to Lightroom since many formats are not fully supported such as Live Photos.
Live Photos can be visualized in Google Photos so it does not look like it is an Apple issue...
Please add full support for Live Photos.