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Sharing photos and video

From: iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4 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, in that it gives you immediate access to them to show to 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 just hold your device up in front of them. So in this movie we are going to look at some options you have for remotely sharing your photos and videos. Start by opening Photos, open the album containing the image you want to share, and then tap the photo to select it. Next, tap the button in the lower left- hand corner to reveal 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, in that it gives you immediate access to them to show to 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 just hold your device up in front of them. So in this movie we are going to look at some options you have for remotely sharing your photos and videos. Start by opening Photos, open the album containing the image you want to share, and then tap the photo to select it. Next, tap the button in the lower left- hand corner to reveal the sharing options.

Email Photo creates a new e-mail 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, type some text in the body of the message, and then send it off. I will just cancel that and tap Delete Draft. If you are on an iPhone, you also have the option to send the photo as a multimedia message by tapping MMS. That opens a new MMS 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 will just cancel here. The third option is to Send to MobileMe.

If you subscribe to Apple's MobileMe service, this lets you send the photo directly to your online web photo gallery, where visitors to your gallery can view them right away. This is a useful feature if you want to share an image with multiple recipients but don't want to send them all individual e-mails or individual MMS messages. Of course, you have to pay $100 a year for the ability to use MobileMe, so you'll have to determine if it's worth it on your own. But all you need to do here is type a title for your image and an optional description, and then you will tap Publish to send it to your online gallery. Again, we'll just cancel. So those are the options for sharing photos.

Let's go back to our Photo Library and find a video to share. Here, we tap the same button in the lower left-hand corner, and on the iPhone we have the same three options to e-mail, MMS, or Publish to MobileMe. But since this is a video, we also have the option to publish the video on YouTube. Your iPhone will take a moment to compress the video. You have to have an existing YouTube account to do this, but once you log in, you can enter a title and description, just like when you are publishing to the MobileMe account. You can also create tags to make your video easier to find, as well as select a category.

Once you are done, you would just tap Publish to send the video to YouTube. I will cancel that. 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 may be times when you want to attach several photos to an e-mail. To do so, go to the album containing the photos you want to send. Then tap the button in the upper right-hand corner. This reveals two buttons at the bottom of the screen: Share and Copy. If you have your Camera Roll selected as your album, you will also see a Delete button down here, but you can't delete photos from your regular album, so I only see Share and Copy at the moment.

Now just start tapping the images you want to send. Notice as I tap, that a running count of the images I am tapping appears in each of the two buttons. Now I currently have five images selected. That's the limit of the amount of images I can select if I want to use the Copy button. Notice if I tap one more image, the Copy button becomes unavailable. So I will tap that image again to deselect it. There is also a limit to how many images you can select if you want to use Share, and that limit is 9. So notice if I select more images, once I tap the tenth image, the Share button becomes unavailable as well.

So for this example, let's just select three images. Now I will tap Share, which as you can see, gives me the same Email and MMS options I had before. If you are on an iPod touch, you will only have the Email option available. Let's tap Email. So that opens a new message with the photos attached. Let's fill in a To address, so I can show you what happens when you send your e-mail. And I will just type a subject of photos, and now let's tap Send.

So now, Mail is telling me my message is going to be 2.3 megabytes 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 are just sending a snapshot to a friend, you know they are not going to print out, you can just send them these small or medium size. If you want them to be able to see more detail, or have the high resolution for printing out, choose Large or Actual Size; I will just choose Medium, and the message is sent.

Okay, so that's the Share option that lets you send up to 9 images via e-mail or MMS. Now we also saw that we have the Copy option. So again, you can select up to five different images. Then I will tap Copy, and now I can switch to another app like, again, my Mail program. I can create a new message, and then double-tap in the body and choose Paste. That places all the photos into my message as attachments.

Again, once you send this file, you will get those options to choose smaller file sizes for your images. We'll just cancel this. 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 to use the Share button, though you can still select up to five videos to use the Copy button.

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 52s
    2. Upgrading to iOS 4
      2m 8s
  2. 34m 12s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and the iPod Touch
      6m 54s
    2. The Home screen and the Home button
      2m 56s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 16s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      4m 1s
    5. Choosing and controlling sounds
      3m 17s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 53s
    7. Connecting to a wi-fi network
      2m 55s
    8. Charging the iPhone or iPod Touch
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up an iTunes Store account on an iPhone or iPod Touch
      3m 24s
    10. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 25s
  3. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      1m 59s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting auto-correction
      6m 44s
    3. Select, Copy, Paste, and Undo
      3m 13s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 29s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 38s
  4. 26m 34s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iTunes
      1m 27s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC
      4m 20s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 16s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      4m 56s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      2m 48s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 0s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      2m 47s
  5. 1h 3m
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 17s
    2. Adding and managing Favorites
      3m 0s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 45s
    4. Receiving calls
      2m 41s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 9s
    6. Using FaceTime for video calls
      3m 55s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 27s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      2m 5s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 20s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to your contacts
      2m 49s
    11. Using the speakerphone
      1m 23s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 52s
    13. Connecting a Bluetooth headset
      3m 51s
    14. Forwarding your calls
      1m 41s
    15. Turning call waiting on and off
      1m 1s
    16. Turning caller ID on and off
      1m 8s
    17. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      6m 17s
    18. Creating a vibrate-then-ring ringtone
      5m 13s
    19. Voice dialing
      3m 6s
    20. Sending, receiving, and managing text and MMS messages
      6m 34s
  6. 30m 9s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      2m 3s
    2. Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL email accounts
      3m 42s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 23s
    4. Keeping your iPhone or iPod Touch email synced with your computer
      4m 47s
    5. Composing email
      3m 9s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      6m 4s
    7. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 37s
    8. Setting mail options
      5m 24s
  7. 37m 36s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 20s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 55s
    3. Saving images
      2m 44s
    4. Filling out forms and using auto-fill
      3m 51s
    5. Creating Web Clips
      2m 32s
    6. Internet tethering (Mac)
      7m 22s
    7. Internet tethering (Windows)
      7m 52s
  8. 36m 16s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 25s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 49s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      3m 19s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 3s
    5. Voice-controlling your music
      3m 22s
    6. Adjusting your iPod settings
      4m 42s
    7. Creating On-The-Go and Genius playlists
      3m 48s
    8. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 58s
    9. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to and AppleTV or Airport Express
      3m 50s
  9. 30m 29s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      5m 51s
    2. Viewing still images
      5m 52s
    3. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 45s
    4. Shooting video
      1m 19s
    5. Viewing and editing video
      2m 49s
    6. Taking screenshots
      1m 15s
    7. Sharing photos and video
      5m 17s
    8. Geotagging your photos
      4m 21s
  10. 20m 49s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      2m 51s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      2m 32s
    4. Getting directions
      5m 7s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      2m 0s
    6. Using Street View
      2m 20s
    7. Using the Compass app (iPhone 3GS only)
      2m 2s
  11. 15m 44s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 38s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      1m 55s
    3. Setting Time Zone support
      2m 8s
    4. The Clock app
      6m 3s
  12. 6m 23s
    1. The Notes app
      2m 37s
    2. The Voice Memos app
      3m 46s
  13. 17m 26s
    1. The Stocks app
      2m 36s
    2. The Calculator app
      52s
    3. The Nike+ app
      9m 20s
    4. The YouTube app
      3m 5s
    5. The Weather app
      1m 33s
  14. 16m 40s
    1. Browsing the App Store from iTunes
      4m 28s
    2. Browsing the App Store from your device
      5m 44s
    3. Purchasing and installing apps
      5m 48s
    4. Finding App settings
      40s
  15. 17m 52s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 41s
    2. Wi-fi
      3m 26s
    3. Notifications
      1m 24s
    4. Brightness
      59s
    5. About
      2m 25s
    6. Usage
      1m 46s
    7. Date and time settings
      1m 12s
    8. International settings
      2m 17s
    9. Restrictions
      2m 42s
  16. 18m 54s
    1. Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Passcode Lock
      4m 37s
    3. Displaying contact information
      2m 31s
    4. Find My iPhone with MobileMe
      10m 24s
  17. 17m 48s
    1. About accessibility on the iPhone and iPod Touch
      52s
    2. VoiceOver
      8m 2s
    3. Zoom
      2m 2s
    4. Setting the display to Large Text
      39s
    5. Setting the display to White On Black
      1m 7s
    6. Mono Audio
      54s
    7. Speak Auto-text
      1m 39s
    8. Triple-Click Home
      2m 33s
  18. 15m 58s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 4s
    2. Force-quitting applications
      36s
    3. Rebooting the iPhone or iPod Touch
      44s
    4. Resetting the iPhone or iPod Touch
      1m 44s
    5. Erasing the iPhone or iPod Touch
      2m 31s
    6. Restoring the iPhone or iPod Touch
      2m 2s
    7. Checking for updates
      57s
    8. Disabling 3G
      2m 3s
    9. Extending battery life
      4m 17s
  19. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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