Change a Live Photo in Photos on Mac
You can edit Live Photos the same way you edit other photos. Edits you make to a Live Photo apply to both the still image and the video in the Live Photo.
Note: Changes you make with the retouch tool, red-eye tool, and markup tools affect only the still image.
Trim the length of the video
Turn the audio on or off
Change the still image you see for the Live Photo
Make the photo loop, bounce, and simulate a long exposure
Apply a filter
Crop and straighten the image
The changes apply to the entire video.
In the Photos app on your Mac, double-click a Live Photo, then click Edit in the toolbar.
For Live Photos that are also Portrait mode photos, click under the photo to display Live Photo editing tools.
Use the editing tools to make changes.
To change the playback of the Live Photo, click Adjust in the toolbar, then do any of the following:
Trim the length of the video: Drag the ends of the slider to change where the video begins and ends.
Turn the audio on or off: Click the Speaker button.
Select a video frame as the Key Photo: Drag the playhead to the frame you want, then choose Key Photo.
Make the Live Photo loop, bounce, or simulate a long exposure: Click the Live pop-up menu, then choose the effect you want.
Convert the Live Photo to a still image: Click the Live Photo button at the bottom of the window.
After editing a Live Photo, you can restore it to the original by clicking Revert to Original.