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How to edit photos on a Google Android tablet

Edit snaps on the move

Thanks to modern day devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's now possible to edit digital photos whenever it suits us. Here's out step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Step one
Tap on the 'Gallery' widget on the Android desktop to open it and view images. These can be stored in the on-board memory, a microSD card or transferred to the device using Bluetooth.

Step two
Tap on any available collection of digital images. They'll open in an onscreen thumbnail gallery. From here you can tap on individual shots in order to edit or amend them.

Step three
Each image will have a pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen, next to a 'Slideshow' option. Tap the 'Menu' button and then the 'More' selection starting with picture 'Details'.

Step four
It's easy to forget when images were taken, along with other details, so the 'Details' panel shows what information is attached to the image. This can be handy for filing purposes.

Step five
There is also a collection of tools for carrying out basic but essential editing chores, such as cropping. Select it from the 'More' menu and then prune your shots accordingly.

Step six
Many images only need a simple tweak from portrait to landscape or vice versa to get them sorted. Rotate shots left or right using the options in the same 'More' menu.

Step seven
There's also a 'Print' option under the 'More' menu and this allows images to be sent to a printer for outputting thanks to the excellent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality on-board.

Step eight
Inevitably there will be digital images that don't make the grade, so get rid of them using the 'Delete' option, which gives a second chance in case of second thoughts.

Tips and tricks

  • There is another option in the 'More' menu that allows an image to bet 'Set As', which effectively means it's possible to use the shot for desktop wallpaper or also to add it as a contact photo icon. So, if you've got a bulging address book, and want to distinguish one person from another, then this is a great time to use your Galaxy Tab to take their mugshot and then use the editing tools to get it looking just right for your contact listings.
  • People often overlook Bluetooth, but it is an excellent way of transferring larger images from one device to another. You'll need to hook up to another computer or similarly enabled mobile device, but this is surprisingly straightforward as the Galaxy Tab does much of the work for you. Go to the 'Settings' area and 'Wireless and Network' option in order to switch on the functionality and you'll be in business.
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