Chapter 9 How Do I Max Out My iPhone’s Photo and Video Features?


Your iPhone is a perk-filled device, to be sure, and one of the best of those perks is that the iPhone moonlights as a digital media player. Not only do you have the music, podcasts, and audiobooks that I talk about briefly in Chapter 8, but you also have movies, TV shows, videos, photos, and even YouTube right there in the palm of your hand. So when you’re tired of calling, researching, e-mailing, scheduling, and other serious iPhone pursuits, you can kick back with a photo slide show or a video to relax. However, your iPhone is capable of more than just playing and viewing media. It’s actually loaded with cool features that enable you to create and manipulate photos and videos, and use those files to enhance other parts of your digital life. This chapter is your guide to these features.

Getting More Out of iPhone Photos

Your iPhone comes with a couple of built-in digital cameras that you can use to take pictures while you’re running around town. Taking a picture is straightforward. First, on the Home screen, tap Camera. (Alternatively, from any screen, swipe up from the bottom to display the Control Center, then tap the Camera icon.) If this is the first time you’ve opened the Camera app, it asks if it can use your current location. This is an excellent idea because it tags your photos with your present whereabouts, ...

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