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iPhone™ for Dummies® by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 9. You Oughta Be in Pictures

In This Chapter

  • Taking pictures

  • Importing your pictures

  • Viewing and admiring pictures

  • Creating a slideshow

  • Using pictures for wallpaper

  • E-mailing pictures

  • 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.

You Oughta Be in Pictures

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.

Taking Your Best Shot

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 ...

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