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Road Trip, Part 5

Road Trip, Part 5
by Gary Woods

A big part of every trip is the photos you take and how you share them with everybody and the free Facebook app is a pretty cool way to display your pictures. With it you can create photo albums on the fly. To do so, just open the app and from the Newsfeed window tap on Photo. Select the photos you'd like to include in your Facebook album and tap on the bottom right status icon. Instead of tapping on Post tap on the Album icon and then Name it.

Another free service of which I've written about and use constantly is Dropbox. With it you can store data including photos and videos and allow people to view them. It's a great free way to share what you're doing without putting in out there for the whole world to see.

I like using the iMovie app on the iPad or iPhone to take movies when I'm out but the file sizes can get to be pretty large using up all of my device's memory. But, the clever folks at Apple made it so you can upload your movie right from the device onto YouTube and then delete it off your iPad thereby opening up space for more videos.

There's an old saying amongst photographers that the best camera in the world is the one you've got when you're ready to take a picture. Well for the iPhone I think the best camera in the world is the $1.99 Camera+ app. This app makes even my amateurish camera skills look great.

Then finally, if you'd like a 360 degree photo of everything around you check out Sphere – 360 Photography. It's simple to use and produces great results and you can even see the work of other people through the app.

Next week we'll start looking at guides for specific locations.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and he is a Broker/Associate at Sotheby's International Realty.