In This Chapter
Importing your pictures
Viewing and admiring pictures
Creating a slideshow
Using pictures for wallpaper
Assigning photos to contacts
Adding photos to MobileMe
Camera phones may outsell dedicated digital cameras nowadays, but with relatively few exceptions, they're rather mediocre picture takers. Come to think of it, most mobile phones don't show off digital images all that well, either.
Of course, most mobile phones aren't iPhones.
The device you have recently purchased (or are lusting after) is a spectacular photo viewer. And though its built-in digital camera isn't the one we'd rely on for snapping pictures during an African safari or even your kid's fast-paced soccer game, the iPhone in your steady hands can produce perfectly acceptable photos.
Over the next few pages, you discover how best to exploit the iPhone's camera. We then move on to the real magic — making the digital photos that reside on the iPhone come alive — whether you imported them from your computer or captured them with the iPhone's camera.
As with many applications on the iPhone, you find the Camera application icon on the Home screen. Unless you moved things around, it's positioned on the upper row of icons, all the way to the right and adjacent to its next of kin, the Photos icon. We tap both icons throughout this ...