|"...a singularly fascinating and useful book."
-Read Deborah Kendrick's review of this book in AccessWorld.
The camera on an iPhone or iPad does a great deal more than take photos! Just ask Judy Dixon, who not only takes panoramic photos of her new patio, but also clicks the shutter to identify her apricot sweater, pull out an Andrew Jackson bill, scan a barcode at Whole Foods, do FaceTime with a friend in Portugal, and so much more! Now she's sharing what she knows in her new book: Get the Picture! Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera. Judy tested and rated hundreds of apps to find those most accessible to blind users.
For those who want to take better pictures, Judy includes apps that tell you if an image should be taken portrait or landscape, how far away you should be, what's visible in the background, issues with background clutter and lighting, how many faces are in the picture and whether all body parts are included!
But for those who aren't so excited about taking photographs, there is a great deal of useful information about other applications for the camera, such as reading a barcode at the grocery store, and recognition apps for identifying money, checks, clothing, general objects, food items, even wine! And every iPhone user will want to read her sections on using FaceTime and Skype! Judy tried many many applications to be able to tell you which ones work best! You are probably only using a fraction of the potential of your iPhone or iPad camera.
This full-text full-audio DAISY edition uses synthesized voice.
Judy Dixon has created a blog to extend and expand the information she provides in Get the Picture: Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera. The blog includes information about new and useful accessories, new apps, any updates in apps that are covered in the book, and an opportunity for a general discussion about using the iPhone's camera as an essential tool for blind people. Read the blog at get-the-picture.org.
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Table of Contents
A Few General Notes
- Devices and Cameras
- Screen Curtain
- Internet Access
- New Features on the iPhone 5s
- The Control Center in iOS 7
PART I: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE iPHONE
CHAPTER 1: PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
A. Taking a Better Picture
B. Getting the Whole Dog in the Picture
- The Overall Shape of the Subject
- Face Detection
- How Big, How Far?
- To Zoom or Not to Zoom
C. Focusing on Focus
D. Keeping it Stable and Level
- Holding the Phone
- Snapping the Picture
E. Light, Shadow, Glare
- HDR (High Dynamic Range)
F. Wide-Angle and Panorama Shots
- Wide-Angle Photos
- Panorama Photos
CHAPTER 2: TAKING A PICTURE WITH THE IPHONE CAMERA
A. The Camera App and its Layout
B. Camera Modes
- Photo and Square Modes
- Video Mode
C. Capturing a Screenshot
D. Camera App Settings
E. After the Photos are Taken (A First Look at Sharing)
CHAPTER 3: ORGANIZING, SHARING, AND KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PHOTOS
A. The Photos App and its Layout
B. The Camera Roll and Other Photo Albums
C. Years, Collections, and Moments
D. Photo Sharing
E. A Few More Ways to Keep Track of Your Photos
CHAPTER 4: ACCESSORIES
PART II: iPHONE CAMERA APPS
CHAPTER 5: APPS FOR TAKING BETTER PICTURES
CHAPTER 6: APPS FOR SHARING PHOTOS
CHAPTER 7: APPS FOR Keeping Track of Your Photos
CHAPTER 8: APPS FOR PERFORMING EVERYDAY TASKS
A. Detecting Light
B. Detecting Motion
C. Identifying Currency
D. Detecting Colors
E. A Multipurpose App
CHAPTER 9: APPS FOR IDENTIFYING OBJECTS
A. Identifying Objects by Recognition
B. Identifying Objects by Scanning Barcodes and QR (Quick Response) Codes
CHAPTER 10: APPS FOR SCANNING TEXT
A. Optical Character Recognition
B. Capturing Images to Deposit Checks
CHAPTER 11: VIDEO CALLING