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    Viewing photos and videos in the My albums tab

    The following tiles are available in My albums:
    • Camera albums – view all photos and videos taken with your device’s camera.
    • Internal memory – view all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage.
    • My SD card – view all photos and videos saved to a removable memory card in your device.

    Overview of My albums tab

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    1 View photos and videos on Facebook™.
    2 View photos and videos in Picasa™.
    3 View all photos and videos taken with your device’s camera.
    4 View your photos in globe mode.
    5 View your photos on a map.
    6 View all photos and videos saved to your device's internal storage.
    7 View all photos and videos saved to the removable memory card.

    To view content in list view in the Camera albums tile

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Album > My albums > Camera albums.
    3. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid. Videos are indicated by Icn sony semc music play normal.
    4. Tap a photo or video to view it.
    5. Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or video.

    Tip

    If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways, mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

    To view content in list view in the Internal memory tile

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Album > My albums > Internal memory.
    3. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid. Videos are indicated by Icn sony semc music play normal.
    4. Tap a photo or video to view it.
    5. Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or video.

    Tip

    If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways, mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

    To view content in list view in the My SD card tile

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Album > My albums > My SD card.
    3. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid. Videos are indicated by Icn sony semc music play normal.
    4. Tap a photo or video to view it.
    5. Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or video.

    Tip

    If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways, mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

    To view photos with faces in list view in the Faces tile

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Album > My albums > Faces.
    3. Tap a folder that you want to open. The folder's content appears in a chronologically ordered grid.
    4. Tap a photo to view it.
    5. Flick left to view the next photo. Flick right to view the previous photo.

    Tip

    If the screen orientation does not change automatically when you turn your device sideways, mark the Auto-rotate screen checkbox under Settings > Display.

    Working with photos in Album

    You can edit photos in Album. For example, you can crop photos, associate them with contacts, or use them as wallpaper.

    To zoom a photo

    • When you are viewing a photo, double-tap the screen to zoom in. Double-tap again to zoom out.
    • When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

    To watch a slideshow of your photos

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album.
    2. Tap a photo to end the slideshow.

    To watch a slideshow of your photos with music

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > SensMe™ slideshow.
    2. Select the music and theme that you want to use for the slideshow, then tap Icn sony semc music play normal. The Album application analyses your photos and uses SensMe™ music data to play a slideshow.
    3. To pause playing, tap the screen to display the controls, then tap Icn sony semc music pause normal.

    To rotate a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap Icn sony key menu.
    2. Select Rotate Left or Rotate Right. The photo is saved in the new orientation.

    To crop a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > Edit photo> Icn sony album crop > Crop.
    2. To adjust the crop frame, touch and hold the edge of the crop frame. When the squares at the edges disappear, drag inward or outward to resize the frame.
    3. To resize all sides of the crop frame at the same time, touch and hold one of the four corners to make the squares at the edges disappear, then drag the corner accordingly.
    4. To move the crop frame to another area of the photo, touch and hold inside the frame, then drag it to the desired position.
    5. To save a copy of the photo as you cropped it, tap Save. The original uncropped version remains on your device.

    To use a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > Use as.
    2. Select an option from the list that appears.
    3. Follow the relevant steps to use the photo.

    To edit a photo

    • When you are viewing a photo, tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Edit photo.

    To apply special effects to a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Edit photo > Icn sony album edit filter.
    2. Select an option.
    3. To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

    Note

    After you save the edited photo, the original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.

    To improve a photo using advanced settings

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Edit photo > Icn sony album edit face correction.
    2. Select an option.
    3. To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

    Note

    After you save the edited photo, the original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.

    To adjust the light settings for a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Edit photo > Icn sony album edit exposure.
    2. Select an option.
    3. To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

    Note

    After you save the edited photo, the original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.

    To set the saturation level of colours in a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > Edit photo > Icn sony album edit colour adjustment.
    2. Select an option.
    3. To save a copy of the edited photo, tap Save.

    Note

    After you save the edited photo, the original unchanged version of the photo remains on your device.

    To share a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony gallery share.
    2. In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the photo, then follow the steps to send it.

    To add a geotag to a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony action layer geotag preview bg to open the map screen.
    2. Find and tap the desired location to put the photo on the map.
    3. To adjust the location of the photo, tap the location on the map to where you want to move the photo.
    4. When you are finished, tap OK to save the geotag and return to the photo viewer.

    Tip

    When a photo is geotagged, Icn sony action layer geotag bg appears along with location information. You can tap this icon to view the photo on a map.

    To delete a photo

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > Delete.
    2. Tap Delete.

    Analysing photos with faces in Album

    You can analyse any photos on your device that feature people's faces. Once activated, the photo analysis feature stays on, and new photos get analysed as they are added. After running an analysis, you can then group all photos of the same person in one folder.

    To turn on the photo analysis feature

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Album > My albums > Faces.
    3. Tap Activate. All photos on your device get analysed and grouped accordingly.

    To name a face

    1. In the Faces tile, browse to the Unnamed faces folder and choose the face that you want to name.
    2. Tap Add name.
    3. Type a name, then tap OK.

    To edit a face name

    1. When you are viewing a face in the full screen view, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony key menu > Edit name tags.
    2. Tap the face name to edit the name.
    3. Type a name, then tap OK.

    Working with videos in Album

    Use Album to watch videos that you’ve taken with the camera, downloaded, or copied to your device. You can also share your videos with friends, for example, by uploading them to online services.

    To play a video

    1. Open the Pictures tab or the My albums tab in Album.
    2. Using grid view or list view, locate the video that you want to open.
    3. Tap the video to play it.
    4. If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To hide the controls, tap the screen again.

    To pause a video

    1. When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
    2. Tap Icn sony semc music pause normal.

    To fast forward and rewind a video

    1. When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
    2. Drag the progress bar marker left to rewind, or right to fast forward.

    To adjust the volume of a video

    • Press the volume key.

    To share a video

    1. When a video is playing, tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Share.
    2. In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the selected video, then follow the relevant steps to send it.

    Note

    You might not be able to copy, send or transfer copyright-protected items. Also, some items may not send if the file size is too large.

    To delete a video

    1. In Album, find the video you want to delete.
    2. Touch and hold the video to activate selection mode. The frame of the video thumbnail turns blue when it is selected.
    3. Tap Icn sony menu delete, then tap Delete.
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