Chapter 16. View, Shoot, Edit, and Manage Photos

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You’ll learn to:

  • Get photos onto your iPad

  • Shoot and edit photos

  • Play slideshows on your iPad and TV

  • Use photos as wallpaper

  • Use your iPad as a digital picture frame

WITH ITS GLOSSY SCREEN and black or white border, you could easily mistake the iPad for one of those digital picture frames designed to display an ever-running slideshow of kids and pets. The iPad is no imposter here—it can serve as a digital photo album whenever you want.

You can even take those pictures with the iPad 2 or later. And the newest iPad, introduced in March 2012, comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera that can detect and enhance the faces in your photos—just like a lot of today’s point-and-shoot cameras can.

You can store stacks’ worth of paper-based photo albums on your thin little tablet, and you can overlay your snaps on a map that shows where you shot them (opposite). You can even email your favorites to friends.

And you can touch up your photos on the go with photo-editing tools built right into iOS 5 or with one of many third-party apps, like iPhoto for iPad. And with the right kind of audio-video cable or a later-generation Apple TV, you can play your pictures on the big screen for the whole family to see—making it the Kodak Carousel of the 21st century.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when your friends see what you can do with photos ...

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