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Taking Still Photos

The Xoom’s built-in camera software is highly intuitive and very usable, letting you take both still pictures and video, including HD video. In this section, I cover taking still photos.

To take a picture:

  1. If the Camera app isn’t already open, complete the steps in “To open the photo software” earlier in this chapter.
  2. Line up a shot in the Xoom’s viewfinder, as shown in circle-a.jpg.
  3. Touch the Flash icon circle-b.jpg to open the Flash Mode panel, and set the appropriate option (On, Off, or Auto).
  4. Touch the plus (+) and minus (–) buttons at the top of the screen circle-gray-b.jpg to set the exact level of zoom needed.

    In circle-c.jpg, for example, zoom is set at 2.5x.

  5. Touch the button in the center of the circle circle-d.jpg to capture the picture.

    When the picture is taken, you hear a camera shutter open and close—a recorded sound, but realistic.

To view a photo you’ve taken:

  1. Touch the thumbnail image in the bottom-left corner of the screen circle-gray-d.jpg to go to the Gallery circle-e.jpg.
  2. To find the photo you want, scroll through the pictures in the Gallery by touching a picture and sliding it left or right, as shown in circle-f.jpg.
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