I used the Photos app on my iPhone (running iOS 11.4) to edit a Live Photo with the "bounce" animation feature.

I've imported the image into the Photos app (version 1.5) for macOS El Capitan. I can see the little "Live" icon in the corner, indicating that it is a Live Photo, but I cannot see the animation in the Mac app.

Is this because animations like this are only compatible with newer versions of the macOS Photos app? If so, can I safely keep the photo on my Mac and expect to be able to view the animation -- and perhaps edit it further -- once I upgrade to High Sierra or the like?

On a side note, I see that there are two different files for the animated Live Photo within the app, i.e., one has a normal filename (IMG_1077.JPG) and the other includes letter "E" in the filename (IMG_E1077.JPG). Is it safe to presume that this second file is related to my animation?

  • Just to clarify, are you saying that you can't view your live photo at all in the Photos app within El Capitan, or just that you can't view the bounce animation itself that you edited in? Also, how did you import the live photo in question? – Monomeeth Jul 21 at 10:13

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