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iPad: The Missing Manual, 5th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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

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You’ll learn to:

  • Get photos onto your iPad

  • Shoot pics with the iPad’s camera

  • Edit pictures

  • Play slideshows on your iPad or HDTV

  • Make your iPad 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 Retina display iPad models and the new iPad Mini come 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.

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

You can also touch up your photos on the go with photo-editing tools built right into the iPad’s software 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 pics 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 on your ...

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