Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Showing Photos on Mobile Devices, a Better Way



I was recently out to lunch with my longtime friend Donna. She is widowed. Now that some time has passed she has been dating someone else so was, of course, was eager to show me pictures of the two of them on a recent road trip through Death Valley in the Mojave Desert. She had a tablet device with her (not an iPad) but was getting frustrated showing me her pictures because the horizontal and vertical were all mixed together. My friend and neighbor Rebecca takes a lot of pictures on her iPhone and likewise can get frustrated when trying to show me something new which just occurred in her life. I have finally and belatedly deduced that they do not know how to create albums on their mobile devices. Brilliant, Carol. 

The solution to this dilemma is to create albums on your mobile device.  Title one album horizontal and put all those pics in that album. Label another one vertical and repeat. If you are seized with photo fervor, keep making albums and title them say Death Valley Vertical and Death Vally Horizontal.  Some people prefer calling Horizontal Landscape and Vertical Portrait.  Pick the words which work best for you.

I am going to use an iPad to demo this for you. The same process is used for iPhone. Every mobile device will have some similar way of creating albums. Remember that clicking on each picture below will bring up a bigger version. I also found a video on YouTube to take you through the steps using the iPad in motion which is even better so go here to view that video.

touch photos on mobile device to select them for new album


dialog box comes up asking for name of new album; make Death Valley horizontal


 new album now appears among other albums on mobile device 


Here are the pictures which now flow easily with a swipe of the finger from photo to photo



repeat the same process to create a vertical album of Death Valley.

touch photos on mobile device to select them for new album


dialog box comes up asking for name of new album; make Death Valley vertical




Here are the pictures which now flow easily with a swipe of the finger from photo to photo.

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