You bought a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus because of its improved 12 megapixel camera and the new Live Photos feature. But for some reason, you went “cheap” and bought the 16GB model, and now you’re running out of space? Is that’s what’s bothering you bunkie? You just might need Photo Cleaner 1.0, the new app that reclaims space on your device by deleting the video portion of your Live Photos.
From Photo Cleaner Developer mix1009:
While the new Live Photos feature of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is fun to use, Live Photos can take up twice the storage space of regular photos. This can eat up space quickly. Photo Cleaner deletes the video portion of the new photo format, leaving only the still photo, thus reclaiming storage space.
The issue arises from how Live Photos are stored on the iPhone. The new photo format stores a video of a moment just before, and then just after you snap a photo. This provides a very cool video effect for the usual snapshots, but while it’s a great feature, it can take up to twice the space of a normal photo. Combine that with the iPhone 6s/6s Plus’s improved 12 megapixel camera, and users that take a lot of photos could be running out of space quickly.
Photo Cleaner solves the above problem, by automatically deleting only the video portion of the files, leaving the still photo portion intact in the device’s Camera Roll. Offering some flexibility to owners of lower-capacity iPhones.
Photo Cleaner allows users to delete the video portion of a Live Photo, while retaining the still portion of the photo. If users later decide they didn’t want to delete the video content after all, they can simply go into the iOS photos app, and recover them from the “Recently Deleted” Album, where they remain for 30 days before being actually removed from the device.
The App’s Features Include:
- Use 3D Touch gestures to preview Live Photos
- Use the peek menu to clean or delete Live Photos
- Select multiple photos to clean up more than one photo at once
- View how much space has been regained by cleaning up the Live Photos
- Includes a full-featured Live Photo viewer
- Share video portion of Live Photos to other apps or other devices using AirDrop
- A comprehensive video tutorial included
- Created specifically for the Live Photo-capable iPhone 6s/6s Plus handsets
Photo Cleaner 1.0 is $2.99, and is available in the App Store in the Photo and Video category. [GET IT HERE]