Commit f274a56f authored by Ekaterina Gerasimova's avatar Ekaterina Gerasimova

help: Reviewed and improved new Mallard help

Reviewed the new help. Made some wording improvements. Improved
indentation and tag useage.
parent 51081780
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id="apply-effects">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Add fun effects to your photos and videos, like turning yourself green or distorting the picture like a funhouse mirror.</desc>
<desc>Add fun effects to your photos and videos, like turning yourself green
or distorting the picture like a funhouse mirror.</desc>
</info>
<title>Apply effects to photos and videos</title>
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<steps>
<item><p>Click <gui>Effects</gui>.</p></item>
<item>
<p>Select the effect you want by clicking one of the options.</p>
<p>You can select multiple effects if you like. For example, if you select Hulk and Kun-Fu, the picture will be altered to have a green shade and be upside down.</p>
<p>Select the effect you want to use by clicking one of the options.</p>
<p>If you like, you can select multiple effects. For example, if you select
<gui>Hulk</gui> and <gui>Kung-Fu</gui>, the video will be altered to have a
green shade and will show a repeated image.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Effects</gui> to hide the effects menu and bring you back to the normal view.</p>
! <p>Click <gui>Effects</gui> to hide the effects menu and return to the
normal view.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p><app>Cheese</app> offers 34 effects, of which only 9 are shown by default. If you want see more, click <gui>Next Effects</gui> and <gui>Previous Effects</gui> to get back again. These are some of them, from left to right: Bulge, Edge and Mirror.</p>
<p><media type="image" src="figures/effects.png" width="840" height="320"/></p>
<note style="tip"><p>To remove any effects that you added, click <gui>Effects</gui> and select <gui>No Effect</gui>.</p></note>
<p><app>Cheese</app> offers 34 effects, of which only 9 are shown on the first
page. Click <gui>Next Effects</gui> and <gui>Previous Effects</gui> to
navigate to the other pages.</p>
<figure>
<title>Some of the effects, from left to right: Bulge, Edge and Mirror</title>
<media type="image" src="figures/effects.png" width="840" height="320"/>
</figure>
<note style="tip"><p>To deselect all effects, click <gui>Effects</gui> and
select <gui>No Effect</gui>.</p></note>
</page>
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type="topic" style="task"
id="burst-mode">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index#multiple-photos"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Burst Mode takes several photos in a short space of time. Change your pose in between each shot!</desc>
<desc><gui>Burst mode</gui> takes several photos rapidly. Change your pose
in between each shot!</desc>
</info>
<title>Take multiple photos in rapid succession</title>
<title>Take multiple photos in quick succession</title>
<p>You can use Burst Mode to automatically take several photos in one go, with a short pause between each shot. It's particularly fun if you change your pose in between pictures! To use Burst Mode:</p>
<p>You can use <gui>Burst mode</gui> to automatically take several photos in
one go, with a short pause between each shot. It's particularly fun if you
change your pose in between photos! To use <gui>Burst mode</gui>:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Click the small button that looks like a stack of photos in the lower left of the Cheese window. If you clicked the right one, the button in the center of the window should now say <gui>Take Multiple Photos</gui>.</p>
<p>Click <gui>Burst</gui>, the <gui>Take a Photo</gui> button will now say <gui>Take Multiple Photos</gui>.</p>
<p>Alternatively, click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Burst</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Take Multiple Photos</gui> or press the <key>spacebar</key>.</p>
<p>By default, four photos will be taken, with a three second delay between each photo. You'll see a countdown before each photo is taken.</p>
<p>By default, four photos will be taken, with a three second delay between
each countdown, which you will see before each photo is taken.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>Press <key>Esc</key> if you want to stop Cheese from taking photos at any point.</p>
<p>Press <key>Esc</key> if you want to stop <app>Cheese</app> from taking
photos at any point.</p>
<section id="burst-preferences">
<title>Change how many photos are taken, and the delay between shots</title>
<p>You can change how many photos should be taken in each burst, and the length of the pause between photos:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Click <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Change the options under <gui>Burst mode</gui> and click <gui>Close</gui>.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<title>Change how many photos are taken and the delay between them</title>
<p>You can change how many photos will be taken in each burst and the length
of the delay between the photos:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Click <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Change the options under <gui>Burst mode</gui> and click <gui>Close</gui>.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<note>
<p>The delay is between the last photo taken and the start of the count down
for the next photo, not between two photos.</p>
</note>
</section>
</page>
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<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index" group="#last"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Remove photos and videos that you don't want any more.</desc>
<desc>Remove photos and videos that you no longer want to keep.</desc>
</info>
<title>Delete a photo or video</title>
<p>If you don't want a photo or video anymore, you can permanently delete it:</p>
<p>If you no longer want a photo or video, you can permanently delete it:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Find the photo or video that you want to delete in the photo stream at the bottom of the Cheese window.</p>
<p>Find the photo or video that you want to delete in the photo stream at
the bottom of the <app>Cheese</app> window.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Right-click it and select <gui>Delete</gui>. Alternatively,
click it once to select it and press <key>Delete</key>.</p>
<p>Right-click it and select <gui>Delete</gui>. Alternatively, click it
once to select it and press the <key>Delete</key> key.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>You will be asked if you want to permanently delete it. Click <gui>Delete</gui> if you do; you will not be able to recover the photo.</p>
<p>You will be asked if you want to permanently delete it. Confirm by
clicking <gui>Delete</gui>; you will not be able to recover the photo.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>If you're not sure if you want to permanently delete the photo or video, you can right click it and select <gui>Move to Trash</gui> instead. This will put it in your computer's main <file>Trash</file> folder. (Cheese doesn't have its own Trash folder, and you can't access the computer's main Trash from within Cheese.)</p>
<p>If you are not sure whether you want to permanently delete the photo or
video, you can right click it and select <gui>Move to Trash</gui> instead.
This will move it to the computer's <gui>Trash</gui> folder.</p>
<note>
<p>Cheese does not have its own <gui>Trash</gui> folder and you can not
access your computer's <gui>Trash</gui> folder from within <app>Cheese</app>.</p>
</note>
</page>
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id="disable-countdown">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index#advanced" group="#last"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Countdown</gui></guiseq> to disable the countdown.</desc>
<desc>Click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Countdown</gui></guiseq> to
disable the countdown.</desc>
</info>
<title>Disable the "Countdown" before photos are taken</title>
<title>Disable the <gui>Countdown</gui> before photos are taken</title>
<p>By default, Cheese counts down from three before taking a photo. You can stop this from happening by clicking <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Countdown</gui></guiseq>, so that <gui>Countdown</gui> is unchecked.</p>
<p>By default, <app>Cheese</app> counts down from three before taking a photo.
You can stop this from happening by clicking <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui>
<gui>Countdown</gui></guiseq>, so that <gui>Countdown</gui> is unchecked.</p>
</page>
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type="topic" style="task"
id="disable-flash">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#advanced"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#advanced"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Flash</gui></guiseq> so that <gui>Flash</gui> is unchecked.</desc>
<desc>Stop the screen from flashing white when taking a photo.</desc>
</info>
<title>Stop the flash from firing</title>
<title>Disable the flash</title>
<p>When you take a photo with Cheese, the computer screen briefly turns white. This is designed to provide something like a camera flash, to illuminate the scene better.</p>
<p>When you take a photo with Cheese, the computer screen briefly turns white.
This provides additional light.</p>
<p>You can disable this if you like. Click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Flash</gui></guiseq> so that <gui>Flash</gui> is unchecked.</p>
<p>To disable this feature, click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Flash</gui></guiseq> so that <gui>Flash</gui> is unchecked.</p>
</page>
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type="topic" style="task"
id="image-properties">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#problems"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Adjust the saturation, contrast, brightness, and hue to make photos and videos look better.</desc>
<desc>Adjust the saturation, contrast, brightness and hue to make photos and
videos look better.</desc>
</info>
<title>My photos/videos are too dark, or the colors don't look right</title>
<title>My photos and videos look wrong</title>
<p>If your photos or videos are too dark or the colors seem to be wrong, try adjusting the saturation, contrast, brightness, and hue of them:</p>
<p>If your photos or videos are too dark or the colors seem to be wrong, try
adjusting their saturation, contrast, brightness and hue:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Click <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Under <gui>Image properties</gui>, change the sliders to find the best settings for your webcam.</p>
<p>Under <gui>Image properties</gui>, change the sliders to find the best
settings for your webcam.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Close</gui> and check to see if the picture looks OK now.</p>
<p>Click <gui>Close</gui> and check to see if the photos and videos look
better.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>Here are some tips on using the different options under <gui>Image properties</gui> (from left to right): Applying brightness, contrast, hue and saturation. <media type="image" src="figures/image-properties.png" width="800" height="150"/></p>
<figure>
<title>Different options under <gui>Image properties</gui> (left to right):
applying brightness, contrast, hue and saturation</title>
<media type="image" src="figures/image-properties.png" width="800" height="150"/>
</figure>
<terms>
<item>
<title>Brightness</title>
<p>Increasing the brightness will make the picture lighter. If you are in a dark room, however, increasing the brightness might just make the picture look more "noisy" (covered in speckles).</p>
<p>Increasing the brightness will make the photos and videos lighter. However, if you are in a dark room, increasing the brightness might make the image look more noisy.</p>
</item>
<item>
<title>Contrast</title>
<p>Choosing a higher contrast will make dark colors and lighter or neutral colors more distinct from one another. If the picture looks washed out, try increasing the contrast.</p>
<p>Setting a higher contrast will increase the difference between darker and lighter colors. If the image looks washed out, try increasing the contrast.</p>
</item>
<item>
<title>Hue</title>
<p>Changing the hue of the picture will add a tint to it. If pictures seem to be the wrong color (for example, too yellow), try changing the hue.</p>
<p>Changing the hue of the image will add a tint to it. If image seems to be the wrong color (for example, too yellow), try changing the hue.</p>
</item>
<item>
<title>Saturation</title>
<p>Reducing the saturation makes the picture less colorful. If colors seem too harsh, reduce the saturation.</p>
<p>Reducing the saturation makes the image less colorful. If colors seem too harsh, reduce the saturation.</p>
</item>
</terms>
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id="introduction">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index" group="#first"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index" group="#first"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Introduction to the <app>Cheese Webcam Booth.</app></desc>
<desc>Introduction to the <app>Cheese Webcam Booth</app>.</desc>
</info>
<title>Introduction</title>
<p>Cheese is a fun webcam booth application which lets you take photos and record videos using your webcam. By using Cheese, you can make funny, original photos and videos that you can easily share with others. It can take multiple photos in quick succession (using <link xref="burst-mode">burst mode</link>), and lets you <link xref="apply-effects">apply effects</link> that add a special, fancy, or funny touch to your photos and videos.</p>
<p>By default, Cheese starts in <gui>Photo Mode</gui>, ready to <link xref="take-photo">take a photo</link>. You need to switch to Video Mode to <link xref="record-video">record a video</link>, or switch to Burst Mode to <link xref="burst-mode">take multiple photos at once</link>.</p>
<p>Cheese works with most webcams, but if your particular make and model doesn't seem to work properly, see <link xref="webcams">Webcams</link> for advice on getting it to function.</p>
<title>Introduction</title>
<p><app>Cheese</app> is a fun webcam booth application which lets you take
photos and record videos using your webcam. By using <app>Cheese</app>, you
can make funny, original photos and videos that you can easily share with
others. It can take multiple photos in quick succession (using the
<link xref="burst-mode"><gui>Burst mode</gui></link>) and lets you
<link xref="apply-effects">apply effects</link> that add a special, fancy or
funny touch to your photos and videos.</p>
<p>By default, <app>Cheese</app> starts in <gui>Photo mode</gui>, ready to
<link xref="take-photo">take a photo</link>. You need to switch to
<gui>Video mode</gui> to <link xref="record-video">record a video</link> or
switch to <gui>Burst mode</gui> to <link xref="burst-mode">take multiple
photos at once</link>.</p>
<p><app>Cheese</app> works with most webcams, but if your particular make and
model does not seem to work properly, see <link xref="webcams">Webcams</link>
for advice on getting it to work.</p>
</page>
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type="topic" style="task"
id="no-device">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="incomplete"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#problems" group="#first"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-24" status="incomplete"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
......@@ -11,10 +12,10 @@
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<desc>It started saying that it didn't recognize your webcam device.</desc>
<desc><app>Cheese</app> does not recognize your webcam.</desc>
</info>
<title>Why does it say "No device found"?</title>
<title>I get a "No device found" error message</title>
<comment>
<cite>Phil Bull</cite>
......
......@@ -2,15 +2,21 @@
type="topic" style="task"
id="record-video">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index" group="#middle"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<desc>Use your webcam to record short movies that you can share with friends.</desc>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Use your webcam to record short movies for sharing with friends.</desc>
</info>
<title>Record a video</title>
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<p>To record a video using your webcam:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Make sure that you are in <gui>Video Mode</gui>; if you are, the button in the middle of the window will say <gui>Start Recording</gui>.</p>
<p>You can switch to Video Mode by clicking the small film strip icon in the bottom left of the screen, or by clicking <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Video</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Start Recording</gui>, or press the <key>spacebar</key>. Cheese will start recording from your webcam.</p>
<p>Make sure that you are in <gui>Video mode</gui>. If you are, the button
in the middle of the window will say <gui>Start Recording</gui>.</p>
<p>You can switch to <gui>Video mode</gui> by clicking the button in the
main window or by clicking <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Video</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Start Recording</gui>, or press the <key>spacebar</key>.
<app>Cheese</app> will start recording from your webcam.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>To stop recording, click <gui>Stop Recording</gui> or press <key>Esc</key>.</p>
<p>To stop recording, click <gui>Stop Recording</gui> or press
<key>Esc</key>.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>Videos are saved in the Ogg Theora (<file>.ogv</file>) format.</p>
<p>Videos are saved in the Ogg Theora (<file>.ogv</file>) format.</p>
<p>After you've stopped recording, the video will automatically appear in the photo stream at the bottom of the Cheese window. From here, you can <link xref="view-photo">play back the video</link>, upload it to a social network, post it in your blog or YouTube channel, or share it with friends by <link href="ghelp:gnome-help/#web-default-email">email</link>.</p>
<p>If you have problems sharing a video with people using other operating systems (like Windows or Mac OS), you may need to <link href="ghelp:gnome-help/#video-sending">convert it to a different format</link>.</p>
<p>After you have stopped recording, the video will automatically appear in
the photo stream at the bottom of the <app>Cheese</app> window. From there,
you can <link xref="view-photo">play back the video</link>, upload it to a
social network, post it on your blog or YouTube channel, or share it with
friends by <link href="ghelp:gnome-help/#web-default-email">email</link>.</p>
<p>If you have problems sharing a video with people using other operating
systems (like Windows or Mac OS), you may need to
<link href="ghelp:gnome-help/#video-sending">convert it to a different format</link>.</p>
</page>
......@@ -3,30 +3,45 @@
id="resolution-photo">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index#advanced"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>The resolution of a video or photo determines how much detail you can see in it.</desc>
<desc>The resolution of a video or photo determines how much detail you can
see in it, changing it will affect the file size.</desc>
</info>
<title>Change the webcam resolution</title>
<p>The resolution of a photo or video tells you how many <em>pixels</em> the picture is made up of. The higher the resolution, the more pixels, and the more detail you should be able to see. Higher resolution generally means better quality pictures.</p>
<title>Change the capture resolution of your webcam</title>
<p>Photos and videos with higher resolution take up more space on your hard disk, however. High resolution videos, in particular, take up a lot of space.</p>
<p>Higher resolution generally means better quality images, but photos and
videos with higher resolution take up more space on your hard disk. High
resolution videos, in particular, take up a lot of space.</p>
<p>If you want to save on disk space, reduce the resolution of your webcam. If you want better quality pictures, increase the resolution. To change the webcam resolution:</p>
<p>If you want your images to take up less disk space, reduce the resolution
of your webcam. If you want better quality images, increase the resolution. To
change the webcam resolution:</p>
<steps>
<item><p>Click <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui></guiseq>.</p></item>
<item><p>Choose a different <gui>resolution</gui> from the drop-down list. Some webcams only support one resolution, so you may not have a choice.</p></item>
<item><p>Click <gui>Close</gui>.</p></item>
<item>
<p>Click <guiseq><gui>Edit</gui><gui>Preferences</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Choose a different resolution from the drop-down list. Some webcams
only support one resolution, so you may not have a choice.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Close</gui>.</p>
</item>
</steps>
</page>
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id="save-photo">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="review"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="review"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Right-click the picture and click <gui>Save As</gui>.</desc>
<desc>Save a photo or video in a different folder.</desc>
</info>
<title>Save a photo or video in a different folder</title>
<title>Save a photo or video</title>
<p>By default, Cheese saves the photos and videos that are in the photo stream in the <guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> and <guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folders in your Home folder.</p>
<p>By default, Cheese saves the photos and videos in the
<guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> and
<guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folders in your user
folder.</p>
<p>To save a picture to a different location, right-click the picture in the photo stream and click <gui>Save As</gui>. Then, choose where you want to save the picture.</p>
<p>To save an image to a different location, right-click the image in the
photo stream and click <gui>Save As</gui>. Then, choose where you want to save
the image to.</p>
<p>Alternatively, open the folder where you want to put the picture using the file manager, and then drag it from the photo stream into that folder.</p>
<p>Alternatively, open the folder where you want to keep the image using the
file manager, then drag it from the photo stream into that folder.</p>
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<p>A new copy of the picture will be saved in that location. The old version will remain in the <guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> or <guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folder.</p>
<p>A new copy of the image will be saved in the new location. The old version
will remain in the <guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> or
<guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folder.</p>
</page>
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<link type="seealso" xref="delete-photo"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Take a photo to freeze any moment in life or record a video if you are really going to go back and watch it over and over.</desc>
<desc>Use your webcam to take photos instead of videos.</desc>
</info>
<title>Take photos with the webcam</title>
<title>Take photos with the webcam</title>
<p>Webcams can be used to take still photos, as well as videos. To take a photo:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Make sure that you're in Photo Mode. If you are, the button in the middle of the screen will say <gui>Take a Photo</gui>.</p>
<p>To switch to Photo Mode, click the small photo button in the bottom left of the window, or click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Photo</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Take a Photo</gui> or press the <key>Spacebar</key>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>There will be a short countdown, followed by a flash, and then the photo will appear in the <em>photo stream</em> at the bottom of the window.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the <guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folder in your Home folder. They are saved in the JPEG (<filename>.jpg</filename>) format.</p>
<p>To cancel taking a photo after you have clicked <gui>Take a Photo</gui>, press <key>Esc</key> before the countdown finishes.</p>
<note>
<p>To take multiple photos in rapid succession, use <link xref="burst-mode">Burst Mode</link>.</p>
</note>
<p>Webcams can be used to take still photos, as well as videos. To take a
photo:</p>
<steps>
<item>
<p>Make sure that you're in <gui>Photo mode</gui>. If you are, the button
in the main window will say <gui>Take a Photo</gui>.</p>
<p>To switch to <gui>Photo mode</gui>, click the small photo button in the
bottom left of the window or click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui>
<gui>Photo</gui></guiseq>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>Click <gui>Take a Photo</gui> or press the <key>spacebar</key>.</p>
</item>
<item>
<p>There will be a short countdown, followed by a flash, and then the
photo will appear in the photo stream at the bottom of the window.</p>
</item>
</steps>
<p>The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the
<guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folder in your user
folder. They are saved in the JPEG (<filename>.jpg</filename>) format.</p>
<p>To cancel taking a photo after you have clicked <gui>Take a Photo</gui>,
press <key>Esc</key> before the countdown finishes.</p>
<note>
<p>To take multiple photos in rapid succession, use
<link xref="burst-mode">Burst mode</link>.</p>
</note>
</page>
......@@ -2,25 +2,34 @@
type="topic" style="task"
id="view-photo">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="index#photo-video"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Photos and videos will automatically appear in the photo stream.</desc>
</info>
<title>View a photo or video that you took</title>
<title>View a photo or video that you took</title>
<p>After you take a photo or record a video, it will appear in the <em>photo stream</em> at the bottom of the window.</p>
<p>After you take a photo or record a video, it will appear in the photo
stream at the bottom of the window.</p>
<p>If you want to see a bigger version of a photo, or play a video, double-click it. This will open it in the default photo viewer or video player.</p>
<p>If you want to see a bigger version of a photo, or to play a video,
double-click it. This will open it in the default photo viewer or video player.</p>
<p>All of the photos and videos in the photo stream are saved in the <guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> or <guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folders in your Home folder.</p>
<p>All of the photos and videos in the photo stream are saved in the
<guiseq><gui>Pictures</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> or
<guiseq><gui>Videos</gui><gui>Webcam</gui></guiseq> folders in your user folder.</p>
</page>
......@@ -2,26 +2,44 @@
type="topic" style="task"
id="wide-mode">
<info>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index#advanced" group="#first"/>
<link type="guide" xref="index"/>
<revision version="3.0" date="2011-08-25" status="candidate"/>
<revision version="3.1" date="2011-09-05" status="review"/>
<credit type="author copyright">
<name>Julita Inca</name>
<email>yrazes@gmail.com</email>
<years>2011</years>
</credit>
<credit type="editor">
<name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
<email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Change the position of the photo stream so that the webcam video feed is larger.</desc>
<desc>Change the position of the photo stream so that the webcam video feed
is larger.</desc>
</info>
<title>Make the webcam video preview bigger</title>
<p>The <em>photo stream</em> is where photos and videos appear after you have taken/recorded them. By default, it is a horizontal strip at the bottom of the Cheese window.</p>
<p>The photo stream is where photos and videos appear after you have taken or
recorded them. By default, it is a horizontal strip at the bottom of the
<app>Cheese</app> window.</p>
<p>You can make the photo stream appear as a vertical bar instead. This is useful if you have a wide computer screen that is not very high; switching to a vertical layout means that there is more room to display the video feed from the webcam.</p>
<p>You can make the photo stream appear as a vertical bar. This is useful if
you have a wide computer screen which is not very high; switching to a
vertical layout means that there is more room to display the video feed from
the webcam.</p>
<p>To switch to a vertical layout, click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Wide Mode</gui></guiseq>. To switch back to a horizontal layout, do the same thing.</p>
<p>To switch to a vertical layout, click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui>
<gui>Wide Mode</gui></guiseq>. To switch back to a horizontal layout, uncheck
the option.</p>
<p>Another way of increasing the size of the webcam preview is to make Cheese fullscreen. To do this, click <guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Fullscreen</gui></guiseq> or press <key>F11</key>. You can get out of fullscreen mode, press <key>F11</key>.</p>
<note>
<p>Another way to increase the size of the webcam preview is to make
<app>Cheese</app> fullscreen. To do this, click
<guiseq><gui>Cheese</gui><gui>Fullscreen</gui></guiseq> or press
<key>F11</key>. To quit the fullscreen mode, press <key>F11</key>.</p>
</note>
</page>