"Talk about magic, the Live Studio app has somehow tapped into Apple’s Live Photo-making technology... This is great for converting a video clip or GIF that you would like to set as an animated wallpaper on your iPhone 6s." -Macworld Dec. 2015

Live Studio is the ultimate app for Live Photos. In fact, it is the only one you will ever need and works for all devices.

Quickly save and share Live Photos to export to your favorite applications.

Select multiple Live Photos at once to convert entire albums into videos.

Turn your videos, GIFs and photo bursts into Live Photos to use as wallpaper on your iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus! Create Live Photos of unlimited length.

Use the new action extension to create Live Photos from GIF directly in Safari.

Live Studio supports multiple transformation options:
- Live Photo to Video
- Live Photo to GIF
- Video to Live Photo
- GIF to Live Photo
- Photo Burst to Live Photo

What's New

Version 1.9.1

Small update that fixes a couple bugs. Specifically, in regards to changing the app icon on certain devices and other miscellaneous improvements.

Bigger update for users of the Chinese language as Live Studio is now localized in Chinese!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Wish I never bought this...👎🏻👎🏻

mashiro shiina

Where to start? ok sound it sounded cool turn your gifs into Live Photo’s and which sounds pretty awesome and it’s only 1$ why not get it? So I made that mistake... when you go into the app it lets you pick from five categories I chose the gif to Live Photo, when I did clicked on it there was no individual photo albums just my main one panoramas burst and video not much of a selection.. also you would think that if you (choose) gif to Live Photo it would only show you gifs well it doesn’t and you click on one that’s a regular photo (I don’t even know why it doesn’t short them...) it sends you back to the main menu to start all over again... so this app is already a freaking big pain plus I had to pay a 1$ for it and there’s more issues... after you finally select a a gif which *there is no way to tell* it gives you a few options which non of them mater.. then after you save your photo to the camera roll the Live Photo plays not for as long as your gif does not as long as a normal love photo would.. but only for a half second... omg this app is complete 🤮garbage🤮 if you see this review don’t pay a dolor just save your money

Developer Response


I appreciate your feedback and apologize for the difficulty you experienced with my app. I would like to help you with these. The app tries to figure out the best albums to use for the different conversion options. You should be able to see all images in your camera roll when selecting Gif to Live Photo. The problem is, there is know way for the app to know that each photo is actually a GIF without first loading the entire image and checking then. That's why we show all images and allow you to select the right one. If the selected image is not a GIF, then we can't convert it to a Live Photo so it starts over.

For your point of "it gives you a few options which non of them mater", it only give you one option, which is to select the cover fame of your Live Photo, this does matter in fact.

"then after you save your photo to the camera roll the Live Photo plays not for as long as your gif does not as long as a normal love photo would.. but only for a half second"

This has more to do with your gif. Gifs are played at a rate of 12 frames per second, so if the GIF you selected only has 6 frames, That's how you would see a 0.5 second Live Photo.

Anyway, please send me and email. You can contact me directly from the app and I can help you get things sorted out.

Congratulations on not doing a subscription model


Besides that, this app can do what no other app really offers other than GIPHY, converting videos and GIF’s to Live Photo’s, which is very useful. However I’m not sure if this is a glitch due to the app or on Apple’s side, but once I export GIF’s as Live Photo’s I cannot edit them at all without crashing the photos app.



I wanted a video to be a live wallpaper. I got this app. BOOM done. No problems what so ever. No headache. No lemme change this setting. Just seconds too! Thank you to Aaron who created this amazing app! Exactly what I wanted. Oh and to everyone whose mad over 1 dollar think about thet the next time you don’t finish some food you buy.

Developer Response

Thank you for the great review!


Aaron Satterfield
24.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Aaron Satterfield


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