Photo Tips

How to create and share animated GIFs right from your iPhone

Animated GIFs are an entertaining way to share short clips via text and social networks. Most GIFs contain funny clips that are looped and annotated. If you've ever wondered whether or not you can make your own GIFs right from your iPhone, wonder no more — the answer is YES!

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How to use iOS 7.1 auto HDR on the iPhone 5s

Thanks to iOS 7.1 and the super-fast Apple A7 processor the iPhone 5s can now be set to quickly and automatically take high dynamic range (HDR) photos whenever it senses both bright lights and deep shadows in the same image. That makes it great for photos where the sky is clear but the trees are dark or when you want to capture a friend or family member at home and the lighting balance leaves a lot to be desired. Best of all, auto-HDR is really easy to turn on!

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How to resize photos on your iPhone, no computer needed!

If you use your iPhone as your go-to camera, you've undoubtedly come across photos that you want to print out and frame. The number one question I get from family and friends is how to make sure it'll fit into a given frame, whether it be 4x6, square, and so on. As it happens, you can size photos accordingly right inside the Photos app so they're frame ready, no computer needed. Here's how:

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How to quickly view all images in an iMessage or text thread on iPhone and iPad with iOS 7

The Messages app got a complete overhaul in iOS 7 and the changes weren't limited to just visual ones. One of the best new features of the Messages app is the ability to view all images you've received and sent in a thread in one easy to access place. Here's how:

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How to let other people add photos to your shared Photo Streams with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 you could share a Photo Stream with friends and family but they could only comment on photos and view them. It left a lot of people not wanting to use Photo Stream due to the lack of full functionality and usefulness. Luckily, iOS 7 has changed that and now allows you to let other people contribute photos too.

Here's how:

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How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS

Dropbox is not only a convenient way to store files from your computer for access anywhere, but a convenient service to free up some physical storage space on your iPhone or iPad. Lots of third party apps support uploading files to your Dropbox. For photos and videos from your Camera Roll, if you don't want to use the instant upload feature Dropbox offers, you can also choose to just upload multiple photos and videos of your choosing only when you want.

Here's how:

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How to download photos from Dropbox directly to your iPhone or iPad camera roll

If you use Dropbox to store photos and save space on your iPhone or iPad, there may come a time when you want to share those photos to a social network or with a friend. In order to do so, you'll most likely have to save them to your camera roll first.

As it happens, Dropbox gives you an easy way to do this. Here's how:

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How to share Photo Streams with friends and family not using an iPhone or iPad

If you snap lots of photos with your iPhone and use Photo Stream to sync them between your iPad and other devices, odds are you probably share them with iPhone and iPad using friends and relatives as well.

But what about the friends and family members that don't own iOS devices? There's actually no need to leave them out! You can give them access to your shared Photo Streams as well. Here's how:

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How to create and manage shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad

Photo Stream gives you the ability to share pictures that you've taken on your iPhone or iPad with any friends and family that are also using iPhones and iPads. On the occasion that you want to share more than just a few photos, it's also a lot more convenient than sending them via e-mail or text message. Photo Stream also allows others to comment and like your photos which means you can all share and communicate instantly.

If you aren't sure how to start using Photo Stream, follow along and we'll get you started.

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How to easily share pictures with your family, from your iPhone to your TV, using iCloud and Photo Stream

If you've been out for the evening, shooting photos of the kid's big game, or away at Disney for a week, snapping pics at every ride, wouldn't it be great if you could get home, collapse on the couch, and enjoy the memories almost instantly on your big screen TV? Well, with iCloud's Photo Stream feature and an Apple TV, you can!

Here's how...

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