THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S II has a big 4.3-inch screen for a good reason—it’s designed for displaying photos and videos, and for capturing them as well. It has a built-in 8-megapixel camera, so you can take photos in very high resolution. And it also has a built-in camcorder that can take and play back HD (high definition) video.
That’s right, you’ve got more than just a phone in your pocket—you’ve got a multimedia marvel as well. You can even connect it to a TV or other display to watch HD videos or view your high-resolution photos.
This chapter gives you all the details about taking and viewing photos and videos with your Galaxy S II, viewing pictures and videos transferred to your Galaxy S II from your computer, and viewing photos and videos from your Galaxy S II on TVs and other monitors.
THERE ARE FOUR WAYS to get photos or videos into your Galaxy S II:
Transferring them from your PC or Mac (see Chapter 12 for details).
Taking a photo using the Galaxy S II’s built-in camera.
Downloading them from the Web.
Getting them by email.
No matter how you get them, though, you view them in the same way, by using the Gallery app. Here’s how to use it:
In the Apps Tray, tap the Gallery icon.
The Gallery app launches. You’ll see albums full of photos:
Camera contains photos you’ve taken with the Galaxy S II.
Download contains photos downloaded to your ...