In This Chapter
Taking pictures with the touchscreen and your voice
Recording and playing videos
Sharing and captioning your media
Backing up your media to other devices
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
— Karl Lagerfeld
Google Glass was made for taking pictures and videos. The device is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and lots of operating-system bells and whistles designed to give you the best results from your pictures or videos. The camera, for example, uses high dynamic range (HDR) imaging technology to detect low-light environments and adjusts automatically to capture brighter, sharper pictures even when the subjects are moving.
Instead of fumbling for your smartphone and then launching a camera app, you can take pictures and videos with your Glass by speaking a few words or even blinking your eyes — especially convenient when you can’t use your hands, such as while riding your bike.
The real power of capturing media on your Glass, however, is in using the Google+ service ...