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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 3. Taking, Viewing, and Managing Photos

In This Chapter

  • Getting ready to say "cheese"

  • Saving and organizing your pictures

  • Sharing your photos with other people

  • Understanding memory limits

Oh shoot, you are out and about and forgot your camera. Don't worry! Your BlackBerry's there when you need to capture the unbelievable: Grandma doing a handstand, Grandpa doing a cartwheel, or your roommate doing her laundry.

Before you try taking pictures, read this chapter so that you know what to expect and how to get the best shot. We walk you through the easy steps in capturing that funny pose. We also tell you how to store those important pictures, and then show you how to share the joy with your buddies.

Say Cheese: Taking Pictures

Before you ask someone to pose, examine your BlackBerry (shown in Figure 3-1) first. No matter which model you have, the setup is basically the same.

  • Is the camera on? You see the convenience key on the right side of your BlackBerry? This key can be configured (refer to Book I, Chapter 3) to launch an application of your choice and the default is launching the Camera application. Press it to bring up the Camera application. Alternatively, you can select the Camera icon from the Home screen.

  • Is your finger blocking the lens? The lens is on the back side of your device.

  • Do you see an image on the screen? Pressing the right convenience key again takes the picture. You should hear a funky sound. Neat and easy, isn't it? The picture you just captured is saved in the pictures ...

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