Most of us tend to snap an awful lot more digital images than we ever did when old-fashioned film was around. Back then, taking a picture was always a little bit of a gamble, mainly because you didn't know what the end result was going to look like before you spent time and money getting it developed.
Things have changed, and now it's possible to shoot as many images as you like thanks to the wonderful world of digital imagery. The only downside to this is that it ultimately means we also end up with an awful lot more images that we need to sift through on a regular basis. Carrying out quality control on shots we've taken can be laborious and is, in many cases, something of a chore that tends to get put off indefinitely.
However, thanks to modern day devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's now possible to edit digital photos whenever it suits us. So, for example, if you're stuck on the train during a dreary commute home from work then it's quick and easy to sift through an overflowing catalogue of images and not only edit or amend them, but also organise the good ones into a sensible collection. Meanwhile, the duff shots that simply fill up valuable storage space can be sent swiftly packing via the Delete button.
Editing photos on the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't even need you to download and install any kind of app to get started either. Of course, there are plenty of add-ons that can be used to tweak digital images still further, but if you're looking for an image-editing quick fix then the default programs nestling inside the desktop widgets within the Android operating system are more than enough to edit, amend, organise and also share pictures in the space of a few deftly executed screen taps with your finger. What's more, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has no less than two on-board cameras too. There's one front facing option that can be used for video calls while backing that up there's also a more powerful 5Mp camera, complete with flash, some photo enhancing functionality prior to taking a shot and then multiple options for deciding what to do with the image once it has been taken.
Pictures that have been snapped are duly stored inside the device and can be easily viewed via the Gallery widget listed among the other cool icons in the default desktop setup. Tapping this icon will reveal all of the digital images ready for editing, which can be done in mere seconds thanks to a basic but powerful selection of tools that provide a great solution for editing photos, no matter where you happen to be.
After you're done with the editing, it's then possible to turn your creative works into a slideshow or share them with family, friends or even the world via a selection of options. These include posting them on Twitter, emailing them via Gmail or a messaging service as well as distributing them using Bluetooth or the excellent AllShare, which is another pre-installed app on the Galaxy Tab.
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- Step-by-step guide
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Edit snaps on the move
- Step-by-step guide