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Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 5. Camera, Photos, and Video

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You’ll learn to:

  • View photos and videos in the Gallery

  • Create slideshows

  • Take photos and videos

  • Use Drama mode, Dual mode, and other modes

  • Use the S4 as a universal remote

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 has a big 5-inch screen for a good reason—it’s designed to excel at displaying photos and videos, and capturing them as well. It has a built-in 13-megapixel camera, so you can take photos in very high resolution, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for videoconferencing. It can shoot even and play HD (high definition) video. (For techies, it records video at 1080p.)

In other words, you’ve got more than just a phone in your pocket—you’ve got a multimedia marvel as well. And with a bit of mucking around and tweaking, you can even watch videos from it on a big-screen TV.

This chapter gives you all the details about taking and viewing photos and videos with your Galaxy S4, viewing pictures and videos transferred to your S4 from your computer, and viewing photos and videos from your phone on TVs and other monitors.

THERE ARE FIVE MAIN ways to see photos or videos into your Galaxy S4:

  • Transferring them from your PC or Mac (see Chapter 13 for details).

  • Taking a photo using the Galaxy S4’s built-in camera.

  • Downloading them from the Web.

  • Getting them in email attachments.

  • Using Google’s Picasa app.

  • Using the DropBox cloud-based file storage service. ...

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