Quickly Zoom In and Out of Photos in the Photos App on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Courtney, Eng
Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to quickly zoom in and out of photos, in the Photos application on an HTC One M8.
To begin, unlock the phone by pressing the Power button.
This button is located on top of the device.
Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and swipe upwards.
Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the Home screen with a row of five icons at the bottom.
It is one of these icons that we now need, in order to open the Applications folder.
Tap on the central icon in this row, located at the bottom of the Home screen, it will feature a grid of small, white dots.
This is our Applications folder icon.
We will now be taken to our Applications folder.
In the top left-hand corner, this folder will be labeled with the word "Apps". In this folder, we now need to find the Photos application.
We now need to locate, then tap on the "Photos" application icon.
This icon features a pinwheel, made up of four different colors. Underneath, the word "Photos" will be written in white text. The placement of the Photos application icon will vary, depending on where we personally placed it in the Apps folder.
We will now be in the Photos application.
In this video, we want to show how to quickly zoom in and out of photos.
We now need to check and ensure that we are in the "Photos" section.
If we are not in the "Photos" section, we need to press down on the three, gray, horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner.
This will open up a white menu bar for us.
Then we will tap on the second option down, labeled "Photos".
We also need to check and ensure that we are in the "Today" format.
The word "Today" will be present, underneath of the three horizontal lines we previously tapped. This is because if we are in the Month or Year format, it may be difficult for us to select a photo. We will have to take more steps, swiping and zooming in more than necessary.We are going to show an example of the difficulty of being in a different format.
Press two fingers onto the screen, slightly parted from each other.
We will now swipe our two fingers together, effectively bring us to the Monthly photo view.
We can see the word "June" will be present, where the word "Today" was previously located.
This name of the month will vary, depending on what date it is.
We will then press two fingers to the screen another time, slightly parting them from each other.
Now we are going to swipe our two fingers together, this will bring us into the Yearly view.
To return to the Today view, we are going to take two fingers and press them onto the screen.
Next, we are going to swipe our fingers away from each other.
We have now returned to the Monthly view, as indicated by the word "June" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
We are now going to repeat this process, by placing two fingers on the screen and swiping them away from each other.
This will return us to the "Today" view.
Now we are going to press two fingers onto the screen another time, keeping them close to each other.
We will now swipe our fingers apart, effectively making the photos larger.
This is the area we need to be in.
Let's now press our two fingers down on the screen, directly on top of the photo we want to open.
Remember to keep them close to each other, as we have done previously.
Now we will swipe our fingers apart, this will open the photo full screen.
In order to get to this stage, we need to be in the format where all the photos are slightly enlarged. If we are not in that format, we will not be able to zoom into an individual photo. We will have to go from Year, Month, Day, to the enlarged photo section, then to the individual photo.
In order to exit this photo, place two fingers onto the screen, keeping them separated.
Then we will swipe our fingers together, to will close the photo for us.
From here we can scroll up and down, choosing any photo to zoom into.
From example, we will press two fingers onto another photo.
Then we will swipe our fingers apart, giving us the ability to move and rotate the photo around the screen.
This does not serve a purpose or benefit us in any way. However, it is an option. This is how we zoom in and out quickly in the Photos application. We need to ensure that we are in the "Today" section, where the photos will be slightly enlarged. As we previously mentioned, we can swipe through the sections. The same way that we can zoom in and out of an individual photo.
This then concludes our tutorial, on how to quickly zoom in and out of photos in the Photos application, on an HTC one M8.
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Video: Quickly Zoom In and Out of Photos in the Photos App on HTC One M8
Recent edits by: Courtney, Thor