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Managing photos and videos

Managing photos and videos

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Note: Not all devices support the Camera app or taking photos and videos with a built-in camera.

Managing photos and videos

Look at pictures

To get pictures on the phone, you can do any of the following:

You can view a picture as an email attachment in JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG format. You can view a picture as part of a multimedia message in JPG format. In the Photos application, you can view pictures you take with the camera or copy from your computer in JPG format.

You can also look at pictures on the web directly in the web browser (see Viewing web content ).

  1. Open Photos .
  2. Tap the album containing the picture, and tap the thumbnail of the picture. The Photo roll album contains pictures you have taken with your phone?s camera. Screenshot Photo Albums
  3. Swipe left or right on the screen to look at other pictures in the album.

    Did you know? If Geotag Photos is turned on, photos are tagged with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the location in which they were taken (see How do Location Based Service and GPS work? ).

Organize your pictures into albums

The Photos application contains the following default albums:

  • Picture roll: Contains all pictures you take with your phone?s camera.
  • Wallpapers: Contains default pictures that you can use as your wallpaper.

    Did you know? If you use one of your own pictures as wallpaper (see Save a picture as wallpaper), that picture is not saved to the Wallpapers album.

The Photos application creates additional albums automatically as you add the following types of pictures to your phone:

  • Miscellaneous: Contains any pictures you copy from your computer that you do not assign to an album, as described in the procedure in this section.
  • Messaging: Contains any pictures in JPG format that you save from a multimedia message.
  • Downloads: Contains any pictures in JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG format that you save from an email attachment.
  • Screen captures: Contains any screenshots that you take.

You can assign any pictures on your phone to one of these albums or to an album you create. To create and assign pictures to albums, you must put your phone into USB drive mode. You then create the albums and move pictures into them using your computer.

  1. Connect your phone and your computer using the USB cable.
  2. On your phone, tap USB Drive. If prompted, tap OK. On your computer, your phone appears as a removable drive.

    Note On a Windows computer, if the Found New Hardware wizard opens, click Cancel to close the wizard.

  3. Open My Computer (Windows XP), Computer (Windows Vista), or the Finder (Mac), and double-click the drive representing your phone.
  4. To create an album, use your computer?s controls for creating a new folder. To ensure that the Photos application can find the album, create it at the root level of h drive representing your phone, not as a subfolder of another folder.

    Note The Photos application displays an album you create only if the album contains at least one picture in JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG format.

  5. Assign pictures to albums using your computer?s controls to copy or move items. It is easiest to find the pictures you want by displaying them as thumbnails.
  6. On a Windows computer, to end the connection safely, right-click the drive representing your phone and click Eject. On a Mac computer, drag the drive representing your phone to the Trash. Trash changes to Eject.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer when it is safe to do so.

Did you know? To delete an album, connect your phone to your computer and tap USB Drive. From your computer, open the drive representing your phone and delete the album.

Copy a picture from a web page

Pictures you copy from the web are stored in the Miscellaneous album in Photos.

  1. Press and hold Option and tap the picture.
  2. Tap Copy to Photos.
  3. Tap OK.

Add a picture to a contact

You can add a picture to a contact using the Photos application.

Note You can also add a picture to a contact in Contacts (see Using Contacts ).

  1. Tap a picture thumbnail to view it full-screen.
  2. If the photo header is hidden, tap the screen to display it.
  3. Tap Photo Menu icon and tap Assign to contact.
  4. Enter the contact name and tap the contact.
  5. (Optional) Do either or both of the following:
    • To capture the portion of the picture you want for the contact photo, tap and hold the picture, and then drag the portion you want to the center of the onscreen box. This portion becomes the contact photo.
    • To zoom out or in on a part of the picture: Pinch in or out on the picture.
  6. Tap Assign to Contact.

Save a picture as wallpaper

Your wallpaper appears as the background in Card view.

  1. Tap a picture thumbnail to view it full-screen.
  2. If the photo header is hidden, tap the screen to display it.
  3. Tap Photo Menu icon and tap Set wallpaper.
  4. Do either or both of the following:
    • To capture the portion of the picture you want to use as wallpaper, tap and hold the picture, and then drag the portion you want to the center of the onscreen box. This portion becomes the wallpaper.
    • To zoom out or in on a part of the picture, pinch in or out on the picture.
  5. Tap Set Wallpaper.

Share a picture

You can send a picture to other picture-enabled devices or to an email address as an attachment.

  1. Tap a picture thumbnail to view it full-screen.
  2. If the photo header is hidden, tap the screen to display it.
  3. Tap Photo Menu icon and tap Share via email or Share via MMS.
  4. Create the email or multimedia message.

    Tip You can also copy pictures from your phone to your computer (see Use USB drive mode to transfer photos, music, videos, documents, and other files ).

Upload a picture to the web

To upload a picture to a web service such as Facebook or Photobucket, you must already have an account with the service, and you must have the account set up on your phone. You can set up the account on your phone during the upload process, as described in this procedure, or you can set it up at any other time (see Set up an online pictures account on your phone).

  1. Tap a picture thumbnail to view it full-screen.
  2. If the photo header is hidden, tap the screen to display it.
  3. Tap Photo Menu icon and tap Upload.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If your picture web service is already set up on your phone, tap the name of the service you want to use.
    • If your picture web service is not yet set up on your phone, tap Add An Account and tap the account type. Enter your username and password and tap Sign In. After sign in, return to the picture in full-screen view and repeat steps 2 and 3.

Set up an online pictures account on your phone

To upload pictures to an account you have with a web service such as Facebook or Photobucket, you must set up the account on your phone.

Did you know? If you set up a Facebook account in the Photos application, your Facebook contacts and calendar events appear in the Contacts and Calendar applications on your phone also. Likewise, if you set up a Facebook account in Contacts or Calendar, the account will allow you to upload pictures from Photos.

  1. Open Photos .
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts. Screenshot Photos Add Account
  3. Tap Add An Account, then tap the type of account you want to add.
  4. Enter your account username and password and tap Sign In.

Delete a picture

  1. Tap a picture thumbnail to view it full-screen.
  2. If the photo header is hidden, tap the screen to display it.
  3. Tap Delete Pictures icon.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm.

Watch a video

To get videos on your phone, you can do any of the following:

You can view DRM-free videos that you receive as email attachments or that you copy from your computer in the MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2, and 3GP2 formats. You can view videos you open in a multimedia message in MP4 format. Videos play on your phone in landscape orientation.

Did you know? A DRM-free file is a file that is not protected by Digital Rights Management. DRM-free video files can be copied as many times as you like and can be played on your Pre phone.

Use the YouTube application to view YouTube videos (see Playing media ).

Before you begin Before you put videos on your phone, make sure you have enough storage space on your phone to fit the file. Open Device Info Device Info Launcher icon and look at the Available field under Phone.

  1. Open Videos .
  2. Tap the album containing the video, and tap the video you want to watch.

Use video playback controls

Playback controls automatically appear when you start a video. They disappear after a few seconds. Tap the video to manually display or dismiss the controls.

Video Playback Controls

Control Function

Play.

Pause.

Move forward or backward (tap and hold the slider, and then drag it right to move forward or left to move backward).

Switch between full-screen view and the original size.

Use the volume buttons on the side of your phone to control the sound level.

Did you know? To skip ahead 30 seconds in a video, flick left to right on the screen. To jump back 10 seconds, flick right to left.

Edit videos you recorded

You can shorten videos you recorded, and you can select the part of the video you want to save in the shortened version.

  1. Open Videos .
  2. Tap Video roll, and tap the video date or title.
  3. To rename the video, tap the video date or name and enter a new name.
  4. To add a description, tap Description and enter the description.
  5. Tap .
  6. Turn your phone to landscape view.
  7. The sequence of frames that make up the video is displayed at the bottom of the screen. To shorten the video, tap, hold, and drag either end of the video frame display.
  8. To save a portion of the shortened video, tap and hold the frame selector, and drag it to the left or right to select the video segment you want to save. video edit
  9. Tap .

The edited copy of the video is saved in Video roll along with the original.

Upload or share videos you recorded

Note the following about sending or uploading a video:

  • If you create a long video and then edit it to shorten it, the editing processing must be complete before you email, upload, or send the video with a multimedia message. If the process was not complete, the process fails or is incomplete.
  • Video files can be large, for example, a 1-minute video can be more than 10MB. Many email providers have limits on how large a file you can send via email. For example, videos may be limited to 3 minutes, or files to 1?2GB. Check with your email provider for the limits that apply.
  • Online sites like Facebook have limits on the size of files you can upload.

Before you begin To upload a video to Facebook, you download the Facebook app from App Catalog and sign in to your Facebook account.

  1. Open Videos .
  2. Tap Video roll, and tap the video date or title.
  3. Tap .
  4. Tap any of the following:

    Upload to YouTube



    Upload to Facebook



    Share via email



    Share via MMS

Delete a video

  1. Open Videos .
  2. Tap the album containing the video.
  3. Throw the video off either side of the screen, and tap Delete.

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