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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.
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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