Active Photo frames and slideshows

Active Photo Frames are the fun new way to play your Photo Stories as slideshows anywhere in your Galleries. Choose from multiple frame shapes, finishes and colors including televisions and easels. Select individual or multiple Photo Stories to add to the frame.

Tap the wall or the floor and the + button to see the frame options. Tap Add to add the one you want to your 3D scene then, tap the frame, then tap the Paintbrush. From there you can:

  • Choose or change the frame style and size. There are numerous frames and colors to chose from including a TV.

  • Select individual or multiple Photo Stories, Most recent story or Stories by dates & search to add to the frame and the following options:

    • Include titles, dates and captions

    • Include text blocks

    • Start playing automatically

    • Repeat (slideshow mode)

    • No cropping

    • Number of seconds per photo

  • Add Stories by dates and search:

    • Choose your beginning and ending dates to include Photo Stories from a range of dates.

    • Search to include Photo Stories containing only what is included in the search a name, place, #tag, holiday, etc.

You can add or change frames and their content anytime. Drag and drop to your preferred placement.

Do the Active Photo frames have any controls?

Yes, tap the video to see the playback controls: play, pause, next, previous and full-screen.

HOW DO I ADD PHOTO STORIES TO A GROUP GALLERY?

To add Photo Stories to Active Photo Frames in a Group Gallery, first add Photo Stories from your Photo Library Gallery.

From inside the Gallery, tap the + then Stories from Photo Library:

  • If the Photo Stories are in your Photo Library, tap Select then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished. The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Timelines.

  • If the Photo Stories are in a Shared Album, tap the bookshelf, choose the Shared Album, tap Select then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished.The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Timelines.