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iPad: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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Chapter 15. View, Shoot, Edit, and Manage Photos

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You’ll learn to:

  • Get photos onto your iPad

  • Shoot pictures with the iPad’s camera

  • Edit images

  • Use iPhoto and iOS 7 filters to liven up shots

  • Play slideshows on your iPad or HDTV

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, along with 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 also touch up your photos on the go with photo-editing tools built right into the iPad or with one of many available 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 iPad, you may hear a few thousand more. ...

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