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Viewing and Managing Your Photos

This section covers the photo-specific activities of the Photos app, such as viewing a Photo Sphere and editing photos. For more details about using the Photos app, read Chapter 2, “Audio, Video, and Movies.”

Navigate Photos

  1. Tap to launch the Photos app.

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  2. Tap to open a photo.
  3. Tap to open a Photo Sphere.

  4. Swipe in from the left of the screen.
  5. Select where you want to look for your photos, or just tap On Device to see only photos and videos you have recorded on this Android tablet.

Delete Photo Albums

You can delete one or many photo albums but only if they were created on your Android tablet. You cannot delete albums created on your desktop computer that you can also see on your tablet.

  1. While you have an album open, tap the Menu icon.
  2. Tap Delete Album.

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Review and Share Pictures

After you open a photo you can review it and share it with your friends.

  1. With a photo open, double-tap the picture to zoom in to the maximum zoom level. Double-tap again to zoom all the way back to 100 percent.
  2. Use the pinch gesture to have a more controlled zoom in and zoom out.
  3. Scroll left and right to see all the photos in the album.
  4. Tap to share the picture with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Email, Google+, Picasa (Google Photos), and more.

  5. Tap the method you want to use to share the picture.

Edit Pictures

You can edit a picture by adding filters to it, enhancing it, or cropping it. These steps apply to still pictures, panoramic pictures, and Photo Sphere pictures.

  1. With a photo open, tap the Edit icon.

  2. Tap to let the Photos app automatically enhance your picture using changes it thinks will work best.
  3. Tap to crop the picture. When cropping you can crop freely by dragging the crop box in any direction, choose to keep the original picture’s aspect ratio as you drag the cropping box, or crop the picture always as a square image.
  4. Tap to rotate the picture. When rotating the picture, you can rotate it freely using your fingers to make slight adjustments, or use icons to rotate it left or right.
  5. Tap to add a filter to the picture.
  6. Tap to fine-tune your picture by adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, shadows, and so on.
  7. Tap to do selective image tuning. This allows you to adjust selective parts of the image.
  8. Tap to adjust the Structure and Sharpness of your picture.
  9. Swipe right to see more picture adjustments.

  10. Tap to make your picture look vintage.
  11. Tap to add drama to your picture.
  12. Tap to turn your picture into a black-and-white image.
  13. Tap to enhance your picture to look like a High Dynamic Range (HDR) landscape.

  14. Tap to enhance your picture using the Retrolux enhancement, which makes your photos look like they were taken with old camera equipment, complete with light streaks and scratches.
  15. Tap to force focus on the center of your picture.
  16. Tap to apply the Tilt Shift enhancement, which makes the objects in your picture look like they are miniature.
  17. Swipe right to choose frames for your picture.

  18. Touch to save your edited photo.

Picture Looks (Filters)

You can apply filters to your picture to change the way it looks.

  1. Scroll left and right to see all the available filters (or looks).
  2. Tap a look to preview how it changes your picture.
  3. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Tune Image

You can fine-tune the image by adjusting brightness, saturation, and contrast.

  1. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  2. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  3. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Selective Tune Image

You can fine-tune different parts of your image instead of the entire image at once.

  1. Tap the Add icon to add a tune point.
  2. Drag the tune point to the part of your image you want to fine-tune. The tune point appears as a blue dot.
  3. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  4. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  5. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Adjusting Structure and Sharpness (Details)

  1. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  2. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  3. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Vintage Pictures (Make Your Picture Look Aged)

  1. Tap Style to choose a style of aging you want to apply.
  2. Tap Blur if you want to make your picture look blurry.
  3. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  4. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  5. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Pictures with Drama

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply.
  2. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  3. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  4. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Black-and-White Pictures

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply.
  2. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  3. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  4. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

HDR Landscape Pictures

If your picture is of a landscape, you might want to enhance it using High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing.

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply (for example, whether or not your picture has people in it).
  2. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  3. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  4. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Retrolux Pictures

Give your picture the appearance of being from film that has been damaged.

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply. Tap the style multiple times to cycle through where the simulated defects should be added in your picture.
  2. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  3. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  4. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Center Focus

Give your picture the appearance of only being focused at the center.

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply.
  2. Tap Blur to choose if the blur is weak or strong.
  3. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  4. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  5. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Tilt Shift Pictures

The Tilt Shift effect makes the objects in your picture look like they are miniatures.

  1. Tap Style to choose a style you want to apply.
  2. Drag the blue dot to where you want the Tilt Shift effect to be applied.
  3. Touch and hold on the picture and swipe up and down to see the different settings. Release when you see the setting you want to change.
  4. Swipe left and right over the setting value area to adjust the setting.
  5. Tap the check mark icon to save your changes to the picture.

Modify Photos App Settings

  1. Tap the Menu icon.
  2. Tap Settings.

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  3. Tap to manage automatically backing up your pictures and videos to your Google+ account.
  4. Tap an account to edit settings for that specific Google account.

  5. Check the box to see photos and videos you have stored in your Google Drive Cloud account, in Google Photos.
  6. Check the box to show the location of where photos and videos were taken.
  7. Tap to manage how Google handles location settings for this Google account.
  8. Tap to let Google automatically enhance your pictures when they are uploaded.
  9. Check the box to let Google create “auto awesome” images, movies, and stories from your photos and videos.
  10. Check the box to allow your tablet to do the Auto awesome processing.
  11. Check the box to let Google recognize your face in photos uploaded to Google by your friends, and prompt them to tag you.
  12. Tap to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

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