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Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 5. Camera, Photos, and Video

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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:

  1. 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 ...

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