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How to display Live Photos in a view controller

Live Photo

Live Photos are a brand new kettle of fish: they’re not a UIImage (nor an NSImage), and they’re not a video resource either. To make use of them, Apple gave us a few new classes in iOS 9: PHLivePhoto and PHLivePhotoView. In addition there’s the the PHLivePhotoViewDelegate protocol we can utilise.

Let’s see how to grab a Live Photo from the user’s camera roll, check if it is in fact a Live Photo, and then display it in a Live Photo View. I’ll also describe how to animate the image programmatically.

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