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Video:How to Share Photos Using an Android

with Brent Rose

This video explains the easiest way to share photos using an Android, which will make it easier to send pictures to friends and to social media. See these step-by-step instructions on how to share photos using an Android.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Share Photos Using an Android

Hi, I'm Brent rose for About.com. Today I'm going to take you through some of the options for sharing your photos using your Android device.

Opening the Camera Application

As a quick refresher, to open your camera, simply hold down your phone's dedicated camera button. If you don't have a dedicated camera button, go into your app drawer, hold down the Camera icon, and drag it to your desktop so it's always handy. You can then just click it and it opens up your camera application.

Tips on How to Share Photos Using an Android

Let's say I want to take a picture of my little walrus friend here. I just focus it up, hit the button, and I'm good to go. There are also some other applications you can download from the Android Market, such as Camera 360. Camera 360 has a ton of really cool effects, such as the ones you're seeing right now, but there are a bunch of other nice camera apps, too.

Once your pictures are taken, open up your Gallery application. This displays all of the photos you have stored on your phone, including those you've just taken. I open up this folder, and you can see, there's the picture I just took of the walrus. I like that picture, so I'm going to go ahead and share it with my friends. You click Menu, then you click the Share button, and that brings up all of the options you have for sharing. As you can see, we have quite a list.

Places to Share Photos Using an Android

Let's start with Facebook. The Facebook option will add the photo to your "Wall" and to an album of your choice. From within the app you can add a caption to the photo, and choose what album you want it to go to. Then you just click Upload, and you should be on your way. There you go.

The next options we'll go through is how to send it as an MMS. If you use a program like Handcent SMS for your text messaging, it will automatically resize the photo and convert it as an MMS message. Then you simply punch in the recipient, add some text to the message body if you so desire, and then you click Send, and it'll be on its way.

Additional Ways to Share Photos Using an Android

If you want to send the photo to yourself, the Dropbox application allows you a great way to do that. Simply select the folder you want it to go to, then click Send To This Folder, and it'll be available to you anywhere you have access to Dropbox (which is pretty much everywhere).

Another great option to send it to yourself is the Evernote application. Simply click Evernote, add some text if you want to, and then go ahead and click Save. It'll be immediately uploaded, and you'll have access to it everywhere you have access to Evernote.

Of course, you can also choose to "tweet" it, via Twitter, Touiteur, or any other number of Twitter clients.

And, naturally, you can send it as an email attachment. Simply select who you want to send it to, and the rest is pretty self explanatory.

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