How to Share Photos from Your HTC One Right Away

By Bill Hughes

After you take a picture on your HTC One, you have a choice. The image is automatically stored in another application: Gallery. This allows you to keep on snapping away and come back to the Gallery when you have time.

However, if you want to send that image right away, here’s what you do:

  1. From the viewfinder screen, tap the last image icon.

    The viewfinder shows a thumbnail of the most recent image you took. This image is at the bottom-right corner of the viewfinder. When you tap that thumbnail, it brings up the image.

  2. Tap the Image.

    Anywhere on the screen will do. This brings up the current image. It also brings up some options. Right now, you’re interested in sharing.

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  3. Tap the share icon.

    You see options to forward the image, although your phone might not support all the options listed here:

    • Facebook: You can take a picture and post it on your Facebook account with this option. This option appears only after you download the Facebook app and register.

    • Scribble: You can take the image and draw on it.

    • Messaging or Message+: Attach the image to a text message to someone’s phone.

    • Drive, Dropbox, or Cloud: Upload the image to your favorite server that resides in the cloud (so it’s saved elsewhere than just on your cellphone).

    • Email or Gmail: Send the image as an attachment with your main email account. If that’s Gmail, this option and the Email option are the same. If not, this selects Gmail.

    • Bluetooth: Send images to devices, such as a laptop or phone, linked with a Bluetooth connection.

    • Picasa: This Google website helps its subscribers organize and share photos. The main advantage for subscribers is that they can send links to friends or family, rather than send a lot of high-resolution files. Read more on Picasa in the next section.

    • Google+: This social networking site is second in popularity only to Facebook. If you signed up for Google+ when you connected your phone, you can use this service to host images immediately.

    • Hangouts: This image-oriented social network, from Google, allows you to chat and share images.

    • Photos: This app is similar to the Gallery. If you try Photos and like it better, go for it.

    When you select one of these options, the image is automatically attached or uploaded, depending upon the nature of the service you selected. If one of these options doesn’t quite suit your need to share your pictures, perhaps you’re being too picky!

Of course, an account with Gmail (that is, an email address that ends in @gmail.com) is entirely optional. However, there are advantages to having a Gmail account with your Android-based HTC One phone: For example, you automatically become a subscriber to Picasa and other Google-owned services.