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Viewing still images

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Now, let's take a look at how to view the photos stored on your iPhone or iPod touch. Again, photos can be moved to your device by syncing it through iTunes, which we looked at how to do in Chapter 3. Or if you have an iPhone, you can shoot photos directly with your built-in camera, as we saw in a previous movie, and you can also save photos you received via e-mail on your device, or by saving them for web pages, as we'll see in later chapters. But in this movie, we're going to look at how to view your photos once they've been stored on your device. All of your photos are found by tapping Photos. Initially, your photos are displayed by Albums.

Viewing still images

Now, let's take a look at how to view the photos stored on your iPhone or iPod touch. Again, photos can be moved to your device by syncing it through iTunes, which we looked at how to do in Chapter 3. Or if you have an iPhone, you can shoot photos directly with your built-in camera, as we saw in a previous movie, and you can also save photos you received via e-mail on your device, or by saving them for web pages, as we'll see in later chapters. But in this movie, we're going to look at how to view your photos once they've been stored on your device. All of your photos are found by tapping Photos. Initially, your photos are displayed by Albums.

On an iPhone, the first item is the Camera Roll. This album contains all the photos you've shot with your iPhone's camera. If you're using an iPod touch, the first album is called Saved Photos, which contains all the photos you've saved from e-mails or web pages. Basically the iPhone's Camera Roll and the iPod touch's Saved Photos albums store all the images that were created or stored from your device, and didn't arrive here by syncing with your computer. If you've never synced your photos with your computer, your Camera Roll will be the only album you'll find here. If you have synced with your computer though, you'll find an album called Photo Library.

This contains all the photos you've copied over from your computer. These are the photos found in any of the individual albums you see below Photo Library in the main album list. And again, these are albums you copied over from your computer when you synced. So, to view the photos in any of your albums, just tap in Album. This displays all the photos from the album as thumbnails. Here, you can scroll through your images. To view a photo at full size, tap it. Now, I currently have my phone in portrait orientation, and this is a landscape photo.

So, I have a lot of unused space above and below it. To view the photo at fullscreen, I just rotate my iPhone. The buttons and controls that appear at the top and bottom of the screen will disappear on their own after about five seconds, but you can also single-tap the screen to bring them back, or tap again to hide them once more. Single-taps show and hide the controls when you're viewing photos. You can browse through the photos in this album by flicking left and right. To get a better look at the photo, you can zoom in on it, either by double-tapping it to zoom in and then double-tapping to zoom out again, or by pinching out and in.

Now, while you're zoomed in, you can drag the photo around to look at different areas of it. Note that when you're zoomed in on a photo, you can't flick to the next or previous photos very easily. You either need to flick harder or drag the image to the side to reveal the next image, which appears at its default size and not zoomed in. Of course, you can always use the Forward and Back buttons to go from photo to photo too, regardless of whether you're zoomed in or not. Again, just tap once to reveal the buttons and use them to navigate through your photos. Also, notice at the very bottom of the screen is a Play button.

This is for playing your photos as an automatic slideshow. This is a nice way to show your photos to someone else, without having to flick through them all manually. Notice that the nice cross-dissolved transition with each photo fading out as the other one fades in. During the slideshow, you can rotate the phone as necessary to accommodate portrait and landscape photos, and you can also stop the slideshow on a picture by tapping, which you might want to do to let your friend take a longer look at it, or if you want to explain how or where the photo was shot. Resume the slideshow by tapping the Play button again.

Now, you can also control how the slideshow plays your photos, to some extent. I'm going to press the Home button to close the photos for a moment, and now I'll go to Settings > Photos. Here, you can determine how long you want each photo to be on the screen. You can select 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. I would generally stick with 2 or 3 seconds for each photo. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it's actually a decent amount of time to view most photos, especially if you have a lot of photos in your album to get through.

Next, you can choose the kind of transition you want to have occur between the photos. We saw the default Dissolve transition, which fades one photo out as the other fades in. You can also choose from Cube, Ripple, Wipe Across and Wipe Down. Each of these are more animated than the Dissolve transition. I'll choose Cube, and we'll see that in action in a moment. Of course, you can also come in here on your own and check out other transitions, if you like. The last two options are Repeat and Shuffle, which are simple On and Off choices. When on, Repeat starts your slideshow over from the beginning when it reaches the end, which might be useful if you have your iPhone or iPod touch connected to a TV, where you're displaying photos in sort of a Kiosk mode setting and Shuffle displays the photos in your album in a random order.

I'll leave both of these off for now. Okay, let's go back to the Photo Library, and I'll tap the Play button, and there's the Cube Transition Effect, which is a little more visually active than the dissolve transition, maybe distractingly so. It's up to your own preferences to select a transition you like. To return to your album, tap the screen and then tap the button in the upper left-hand corner. Now, lastly, if you've synced your iPhone or iPod touch with a Mac, you may also see the Events and Faces categories at the bottom of the screen.

Events are based on the events created in iPhoto, in which photos are organized into the dates and times during which they were shot. Under Faces, your photos are organized based on the people who appear in them. This again, is possible because of iPhoto, and its face-recognition capabilities. Now, if you sync your iPhone or iPod with a PC, you won't have the Events or Faces categories, but you might have Places. Places, allows you to view your photos based on the GPS location data where they were shot. If you've taken any photos with your iPhone's built-in camera and you have location services turned on, your photos are tagged with GPS data and will appear here.

Tapping a pin lets you see all the photos that were taken at that location. Also, if you sync with a Mac and have geotagged your photos in iPhoto, they'll show up under Places on your iPhone as well. And that's how you view the photos in your Photo Library on your iPhone or iPod touch.

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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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