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In addition to the Photo Gallery being a place to contain your photos, it has many powerful editing features. Lets tap on Photos, lets tap on the landscape thumbnail, lets tap on Edit. As you can see at the bottom of your screen, you have many choices. You could Rotate the image, Enhance the image, use Red-Eye or do Crop. I realize this is not as powerful as Photoshop, but in many instances with this camera it's all you need.
The first thing I like to teach my students is crop, and so let's select the Crop button by tapping on it. What you see here is the rule of thirds. If you tap on Constrain gives you many, many options for designing a photo. If we select Square, and then we drag the corners, we can move around. Now the idea with the rule of thirds, and it's something that photographers and designers have known about for a long time. Is that where all the intersecting grid lines are.
That's where you can create focal point. So let's go back to Constrain, and let's go back to Original. And what we'd really like to do is focus on the tall red brick building in the right. So we're going to Drag down the corners and try to bring that focus in. Now, as you can see, we still have the context that this is taken in New York City near the park, but we're really focused on the predominant red building. Once we're satisfied, we'll select Crop in the top right.
If, at any time you feel like you haven't done the right thing In the top left, you see there is an Undo button, and a Revert to Original. So as I look at this, I feel now that the composition has more focus and says more what I want it to say. So let's tap Save. Let's go back to the home screen. Let's swipe to the right to see the apps we've loaded just for this class. Often, the students want to explore and find out more about these. So I suggest that they take a screen capture.
To take a screen capture, simultaneously press the Home button and the Sleep Wake button on the outside. You'll see a flash. To ensure that you've done this, let's swipe back to the Home page, tap on Photos, let's tap on our screen capture. So I know this isn't a very exciting photo, but another thing we could do is again try croping, and we can send this to ourselves in email, or share this with others.
So the students have learned two important features that come with the iPad. They've learned how to crop using the Photo Gallery, and to use the rule of thirds to create focus. And they understand that anytime they want to, they can capture information, through Screen Capture.
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