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iPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Getting More Out of iPhone Photos

Your iPhone comes with a couple of built-in digital cameras that you can use to take pictures while you’re running around town. Taking a picture is straightforward. First, on the Home screen, tap Camera. If this is the first time you’ve opened the Camera app, it asks if it can use your current location. This is an excellent idea because it tags your photos with your present whereabouts, so be sure to tap OK. When the Camera app appears, make sure the Mode switch (pointed out later in Figure 9.1) is on Camera (to the left) instead of Video (to the right). Now line up your shot and tap either the Shutter button (which, again, I point out later in Figure 9.1) or the Volume Up switch, which appears on the top edge of the iPhone when you hold it in the landscape position with the Home button on the left. To view your photo, tap the Camera Roll button, which appears in the lower-left corner of the Camera app screen (see Figure 9.1).

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When your iPhone is locked, you can get to the Camera app in seconds flat by pressing the Home button and then swiping up on the Camera icon that appears in the Lock screen.

While using the cameras may be simple, what you can do with photos on your iPhone is pretty cool. You can e-mail photos to friends, take a photo and assign it to a contact, or make a slide show with music in the background. The large screen on your ...

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