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 make a slideshow?

In any gallery, tap the + and tap Photo Frame. Tap Add to add your preferred frame. Tap Paintbrush to select the Photo Stories and change the color and size. To make a slideshow, tap Repeat to have the slideshow play continuously. Additional options are listed above.

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.

Tap the + then Stories from Photo Library from anywhere inside the group gallery:

  • 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 gallery.

  • Tap the Bookshelf button to add Photo Stories from a Shared Album, choose the Album, 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 gallery.

To add Photo Stories from your Photo Library Gallery while in a group gallery Timeline, tap the +, then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap the Bookshelf button to add Photo Stories from Shared Albums. Tap Done when you’re finished.

You can also add Photo Stories directly from your Photo Library Gallery to any group gallery:

  • From either the Grid or the Map Timeline in your Photo Library Gallery, tap Select to select the Photo Stories you want to add, then tap Add To and choose the gallery you want to add them to or Make New Gallery.