Chapter 8How Can I Have Fun with Photos?

The sharp display on the iPad and iPad mini make them the perfect portable photo album. No more whipping out wallet shots of your kids — just show people your on-screen photo albums. The iPad and iPad mini also come with some great features that make it a breeze to browse photos and run slide shows. However, your tablet is capable of more than just viewing photos. It’s actually loaded with cool features that enable you to manipulate and take photos, and use them to enhance other parts of your digital life. This chapter is your guide to these features.


Syncing and Importing Photos

No iPad or iPad mini media collection is complete without a few choice photos to show off around the water cooler. If you have some good pics on your computer, you can use iTunes to send those images to the tablet. Note that Apple supports a number of image file types — the usual TIFF and JPEG formats that you normally use for your photos as well as BMP, GIF, JPG2000 or JP2, PICT, PNG, PSD, and SGI.

Syncing computer photos to your tablet

If you use your computer to process a lot of photos and you want to take copies of some (or all) of those photos with you on your tablet, then follow these steps to get synced:

1. Connect your iPad or iPad mini to your computer.

2. In iTunes, click your tablet in the Devices list.

3. Click the Photos tab.

4. Select the Sync ...

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