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Sharing photos and video

From: iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

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Being able to store and view photos and videos on your iPhone or iPod touch's Photo library is great because it gives you immediate access to them to show friends or other people. But there will be times when the people you want to show your content to aren't standing right next to you so you can't just hold up your device in front of them. So in this movie we'll take a look at the options you have for remotely sharing your photos and videos. Start by opening Photos and then opening your Camera Roll or the album containing the photo you want to share; then tap the photo just selected. Next tap the button in the lower left- hand corner, that's the share button and it reveals all the sharing options.

Sharing photos and video

Being able to store and view photos and videos on your iPhone or iPod touch's Photo library is great because it gives you immediate access to them to show friends or other people. But there will be times when the people you want to show your content to aren't standing right next to you so you can't just hold up your device in front of them. So in this movie we'll take a look at the options you have for remotely sharing your photos and videos. Start by opening Photos and then opening your Camera Roll or the album containing the photo you want to share; then tap the photo just selected. Next tap the button in the lower left- hand corner, that's the share button and it reveals all the sharing options.

We've already seen some of these in action but let's walk through some of them here. Mail creates a new email message with the photo attached. All you have to do here is enter an address in the To field, type a Subject and if you want some text in the body of the message and then send it off. I'll just Cancel that and I'll get rid of the Draft. If you're on an iPhone or if you're using iMessage on an iPod touch, you can also send the photo as a multimedia message by tapping Message. That opens up a New Message screen where you can enter the recipient's phone number or tap the plus symbol to select the person from your contacts to send this image to.

Again I'll just Cancel here. Next is Photo Stream, a new feature to iOS 6. I'll be showing you how to use this in its own movie later, but basically it allows you to share an album of images privately with specific people. Then we have the Twitter and Facebook buttons which are for tweeting your photo to your Twitter feed or posting your photo to your Facebook account. We saw how to do this back in Chapter One. Next is Assign to Contact which we also saw earlier and that let's you attach the image to one of your contacts so that when they call you the photo you've selected will show up.

And I showed you how to print to an AirPrint-enabled printer in Chapter 1, using this Print button, so feel free to check back there for a review. Copy, we also saw in action, but again this lets you copy the image and paste it into another app like a mail message or some other photo editing application you might have installed. Finally we have Use as Wallpaper and we saw how to set a wallpaper up a few movies ago in this chapter by going to Settings and then Brightness and Wallpaper. But you can also set your wallpaper directly from here by tapping Use as Wallpaper, you get the same Move and Scale interface we previously saw and you could tap Set to set the image to your Lock screen or your Home screen or both.

Again I'll just cancel for now. So those are the sharing options for photos. Let's go back to the album and find a video to share. I'll select this video I edited previously, here we tap the same Share button in the lower left-hand corner, but notice we have fewer options. You can email the video, send it in a text message and because this is a video we also have the option to publish the video on YouTube. You do have to have an existing YouTube account to do this, but once you log in you can enter a title and description and you can also create tags to make your video easier to find as well as select a category.

I'll just cancel that for now again. So those are most of the options you have to share photos and videos, but you might have noticed that each of these methods only lets you share one photo or video at a time. There maybe times when you want to attach several photos to an email. To do so go to the album containing the photos you want to send. Then tap the Edit button in the upper right-hand corner. This reveals some buttons at the bottom of the screen. Right now I'm looking at Share, Add To and Delete. If you're viewing photos in an album, the Delete button will be labeled Remove, but in your Camera Roll it's labeled Delete. So I select a couple of photos here, now the Share button opens up many of the same options we were just looking at.

Add To lets you add selected photos to an existing or new album on your device, and we'll look at how to create albums in an upcoming movie. And again if you have your Camera Roll selected as your album, you'll see a Delete button down here, but you can't delete photos from your regular albums, so this button will be labeled Remove. But if you created the album on your computer and synced it to your iPhone; you won't see a Remove button here at all, you'll just see Share and Add To. So just start tapping the images you want to send. Now if I only have one image selected and I tap share, notice I get more options there. But as soon as I select more than one image, I loose the buttons to Tweet, Assign to Contact and Use as Wallpaper.

Those options can only be used with single images. If I select more than five photos, I lose the Mail button. So you will lose certain options as you select more thumbnails or if you include movies in your selection. Let me show you something else about emailing photos in particular. I'm going to select five images which is again the limit to the number of photos you can have selected and still see the Mail button. Now as a sidebar you can get around this by selecting more images, then tapping the Copy button and pasting the image into your mail message, but let's stick with the mail button for now.

So that opens a new email message with the photos attached. Let's fill in the To address so I can show what happens when you send your email. I'll fill in a Subject as well. And, as you can see, the photos are attached. Okay let's tap Send. So now mail is telling me my message is going to be 13.2 MB in size and this is a great feature because I can see if my files are going to be too large before I actually send them off. And as you can see we have the option to optimize the images right from here and each option includes an estimate of the approximate file size.

So if, for example, you're just sending a snapshot to a friend and you know they're probably not going to print it out, you can just send them the Small or Medium size. If you want them to be able to see more detail, or have a higher resolution for printing, you can choose Large or Actual size. I'll just choose Medium and off it goes. Now if you select more than five photos and copy and paste them into a mail message, you'll get the same ability to adjust their size which you'll probably have to do if you're planning on emailing a lot of photos. So those are the options for sharing your photos and it works pretty much the same way for sharing video files, but you can only have one video file selected in order to use the share button.

If I were to tap Edit and select two videos, notice I get no options there. But with one video selected I can choose to mail the video, send it via message, or upload it to YouTube. And those are the options for sharing your photos and videos.

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
  2. 45m 36s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and iPod touch
      6m 33s
    2. The Home screen and Home button
      2m 49s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 10s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      3m 59s
    5. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      4m 36s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 36s
    7. Connecting to wi-fi networks
      3m 12s
    8. Using the Notification Center
      3m 48s
    9. Using Twitter and Facebook
      4m 37s
    10. Charging the iPhone or iPod touch
      3m 31s
    11. Setting up an Apple ID account on an iPhone or iPod touch
      3m 18s
    12. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 11s
    13. Displaying the iPhone screen on a TV
      2m 16s
  3. 19m 19s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      3m 10s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting autocorrection
      6m 59s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      2m 12s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 28s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      2m 9s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 21s
  4. 37m 35s
    1. Getting the latest version of iTunes
      1m 49s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC
      4m 27s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      5m 2s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      2m 59s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 7s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 9s
    8. Backup options
      3m 25s
    9. Wireless syncing
      2m 33s
    10. Using iTunes Match
      3m 59s
  5. 1h 2m
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 56s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 0s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 59s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 31s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 21s
    6. Using FaceTime
      4m 49s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 52s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 46s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 46s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to your contacts
      3m 20s
    11. Using the included headset
      2m 42s
    12. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 33s
    13. Forwarding calls
      1m 47s
    14. Turning Call Waiting on and off
      1m 13s
    15. Turning Caller ID on and off
      1m 19s
    16. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      5m 53s
    17. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 52s
  6. 36m 25s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      2m 0s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, or AOL email accounts
      3m 36s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 10s
    4. Keeping your iPhone or iPod touch email synced with your computer
      5m 4s
    5. Composing email
      4m 6s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      7m 4s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 41s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 56s
    9. Setting mail options
      6m 48s
  7. 31m 42s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 28s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 15s
    3. Saving images
      2m 41s
    4. Filling out forms and using AutoFill
      4m 4s
    5. Creating web clips
      2m 30s
    6. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 37s
    7. Creating a personal hotspot
      3m 59s
    8. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 8s
  8. 28m 3s
    1. Browsing your library
      2m 43s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 20s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      3m 34s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 36s
    5. Adjusting your iPod settings
      5m 0s
    6. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 37s
    7. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to an Apple TV or AirPort Express
      3m 13s
  9. 50m 59s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      8m 0s
    2. Improving your photos using HDR and gridlines
      3m 19s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 54s
    4. Viewing and editing still images
      7m 29s
    5. Customizing your wallpaper
      2m 44s
    6. Shooting video
      3m 5s
    7. Viewing and editing video
      2m 52s
    8. Taking screenshots
      1m 19s
    9. Sharing photos and video
      5m 50s
    10. Geotagging your photos
      4m 45s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 16s
    12. Creating a Shared Photo Stream
      6m 26s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      4m 20s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 11s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 3s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 35s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      2m 46s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 31s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 13s
  11. 19m 26s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 35s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 3s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 23s
    4. Using the Clock app
      6m 7s
    5. Setting reminders
      3m 18s
  12. 8m 42s
    1. Using the Notes app
      4m 12s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      4m 30s
  13. 12m 29s
    1. Passbook
      6m 35s
    2. Stocks
      3m 6s
    3. Calculator
      44s
    4. Weather
      2m 4s
  14. 17m 8s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      4m 50s
    2. Browsing the App Store on the iPhone or iPod touch
      5m 9s
    3. Purchasing apps
      6m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      45s
  15. 22m 41s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 42s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 1s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      3m 16s
    4. About
      2m 32s
    5. Usage
      3m 52s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 30s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 25s
    8. Privacy
      3m 23s
  16. 12m 9s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 15s
    2. Exploring Passcode Lock
      5m 16s
    3. Using Find My iPhone
      5m 38s
  17. 20m 38s
    1. Introducing Siri
      7m 25s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      2m 37s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 48s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 40s
    5. Voice control for non-Siri-capable iPhones
      6m 8s
  18. 16m 41s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 29s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 16s
    3. Rebooting
      45s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      5m 12s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 27s
    7. Extending battery life
      4m 45s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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