How to Take a Photo with the Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire HD has a front-facing camera that allows you to take photographs. Here are step-by-step instructions.

1. Go to the Home screen on your Kindle Fire HD.

2. Click on the Camera app icon.

The screen will display the image that will be the photo.

2. Tap on the shutter button near the bottom of the screen. You'll hear the camera click to the shot.

3. To see the photo, on the Home screen, click on the Photos app icon.

There are several things you can do with your photo. You can send it by email. You can save it to amazon cloud storage. But, since the photos taken by the Kindle Fire are huge memory hogs, you most likely want to transfer it to your PC for processing.

With the USB cable that you use to charge your Kindle, connect the kindle to a USB port on your PC.

To change the USB out of charging mode:

1. On the Kindle's home page, click on Settings (the gear icon).

2. On the Settings screen, click on Connected Devices

3. Click on USB
Set the Radio button for (o) this device
Set the Radio button for (o) Use USB for File Transfer

To Transfer the photo:

1. On the PC (under This PC) Open Fire Device, select Internal storge

2. Navigate to a folder on the Kindle named DVIM DCIM stands for "Digital Camera Image".

3. Double click on the file, then left-click on camera You'll see the picture in this folder.

4. Left-click on the photo to highlight it, then drag-n-drop the photo file to a folder on your PC.

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