Tips & Tutorials

Camera App

Camera App

Taking Photos and Videos With Your Gabb Phone

What’s a phone without a great camera? With your Gabb Phone’s Camera app, you can take photos and videos of anything and everything.

Still, there’s a little more to it than pressing a button.

On this page, you’ll learn how about:

First, check out this diagram of your Camera app’s features. Notice where the buttons and cameras are.

Preview image

Taking a picture with the rear camera

When you take photos of other people and things, you’ll mostly use the rear camera — the one on the back of your phone. To take a picture, point your phone toward your subject and tap radio_button_unchecked.

Gabb Safety Tips

Don’t take photos of people without their permission. Always ask first!

Using the front camera

When you want to take a selfie, you’ll want to use the camera on the front of your phone, right above the screen. This lets you see yourself before you take the photo. To switch from the rear camera to the front camera, tap flip_camera_ios.

Gabb Safety Tips

Don’t take selfies while walking or in unsafe places. If you aren’t watching where you’re going, you could get hurt.

Turning the flash on or off

Your camera has a flash feature that can light up the subject of your photo if you’re in a dark setting. By default, your flash is on “auto.” Your camera will automatically flash if you need it. To turn your flash on, tap flash_auto and choose flash_on. To turn the flash off, choose flash_off.

Gabb Pro Tips

The flash does not work well in all dark spaces. Experiment to get the best shot!

Gabb Safety Tips

Your camera’s flash is a very bright light. It’s great for lighting up photos, but it’s not so easy on the eyes. Always keep a safe distance when using the flash. Never point it toward the eyes of people or animals.

Taking photos with filters

You can apply fun filters to your photos as you’re taking them. Tap filter_vintage to open your filter options, and swipe left or right to try them out.

Gabb Pro Tips

Filters are a fun way to experiment and play with your photos! Test out different filters to see what works best for each photo.

Using autofocus

If your photo looks a little blurry when you’re taking it, tap what you want to focus on. Your camera will automatically adjust its focus.

Adjust exposure

When you tap your screen to focus, you’ll see an exposure bar appear. The exposure refers to how light or dark your photo is. Slide up or down on the wb_sunny scale to adjust the exposure.

Zoom

Zooming in on your photo is as easy as zooming in on apps. Just put two fingers on the screen and spread or pinch them to zoom in and out.

Using manual mode

Want even more options when taking photos? Enabling manual mode in your Camera app lets you adjust your photos even more. To turn it on, tap More on your camera’s main screen, then choose Manual.

Gabb Safety Tips

Your Gabb Phone’s auto mode takes good pictures. Manual mode is good for focusing on certain objects in the frame or taking artsy photos.

Once manual mode is on, you can make these adjustments when taking photos:

Exposure: Tap and drag the yellow circle to any area where you want to meter exposure. Touch and hold to lock the circle. Then, tap exposure to adjust the exposure.

Focus: Drag the blue square to any area you want to focus on. Touch and hold to lock the square.

White balance: Tap to adjust the white balance in your photo. This will affect its coloring.

Interval: Tap timer to set time intervals for taking multiple photos. This is great for capturing active subjects, like your dog catching a frisbee!

ISO: Tap to adjust ISO. This option also changes the brightness of your photo.

Recording a video

To take a video, tap Video on your camera’s main screen.

Tap fiber_manual_record to start recording, pause_circle_outline to pause, and adjust to resume recording. Tap fiber_manual_record to stop recording.

Gabb Safety Tips

As with photos, be extra careful when walking and taking videos. Not only could you hurt yourself, but you could break your Gabb Phone. Ouch!

Timelapse

To create a timelapse video, tap fiber_manual_recordMore from your camera’s main screen, then tap timelapseTimelapse. This will let you take a long video that will be sped up when you play it back. Adjust the time interval. Then, tap to start recording and to stop.

Refining your photos

The rule of thirds: For a balanced photo, Click It Up a Notch says to split your photo into a tic-tac-toe board. Place your subject where two of the lines intersect.

Get creative: With your Gabb Phone camera, you can take as many photos and videos as you want! Try different things and see what you like the best. What do your favorites have in common?

Uploading photos to your computer

Sometimes you’ll want to move the photos you take on your Gabb Phone to a computer. There are two ways to do this: with your Z2 charging cable or with a microSD card.

This can be a bit of a challenge, so you might want to ask a grown-up to help you.

Z2 charging cable

Plug your cable into your computer’s USB port. Then, select the PTP file transfer option.
Usually, your computer will see that you’ve plugged your phone in. If it doesn’t, you can find your phone by checking connected devices or searching your computer for “Gabb.”
From there, it’s easy: Just drag and drop photos from your phone’s DCIM folder to the folder on your computer where you want to store them.

MicroSD card

If you can’t connect your phone to your computer with a cable, you can use the microSD card to transfer photos.

First, remove the microSD card from your phone. The microSD card slot is in the back of your phone near the battery. Take off the back of your phone to find it. (Look for the dime-sized opening on the bottom right side of the phone and gently pull the two pieces apart.)
Next, put the microSD card into your computer or card reader. Select the photos you want to put on your computer and drag them to the folder on your computer where you want them. Then, remove the card from your computer and put it back into your phone.

  • Taking a picture with the rear camera

    When you take photos of other people and things, you’ll mostly use the rear camera — the one on the back of your phone. To take a picture, point your phone toward your subject and tap radio_button_unchecked.

    Gabb Safety Tips

    Don’t take photos of people without their permission. Always ask first!

  • Using the front camera

    When you want to take a selfie, you’ll want to use the camera on the front of your phone, right above the screen. This lets you see yourself before you take the photo. To switch from the rear camera to the front camera, tap flip_camera_ios.

    Gabb Safety Tips

    Don’t take selfies while walking or in unsafe places. If you aren’t watching where you’re going, you could get hurt.

  • Turning the flash on or off

    Your camera has a flash feature that can light up the subject of your photo if you’re in a dark setting. By default, your flash is on “auto.” Your camera will automatically flash if you need it. To turn your flash on, tap flash_auto and choose flash_on. To turn the flash off, choose flash_off.

    Gabb Pro Tips

    The flash does not work well in all dark spaces. Experiment to get the best shot!

    Gabb Safety Tips

    Your camera’s flash is a very bright light. It’s great for lighting up photos, but it’s not so easy on the eyes. Always keep a safe distance when using the flash. Never point it toward the eyes of people or animals.

  • Taking photos with filters

    You can apply fun filters to your photos as you’re taking them. Tap filter_vintage to open your filter options, and swipe left or right to try them out.

    Gabb Pro Tips

    Filters are a fun way to experiment and play with your photos! Test out different filters to see what works best for each photo.

  • Using autofocus

    If your photo looks a little blurry when you’re taking it, tap what you want to focus on. Your camera will automatically adjust its focus.

    Adjust exposure

    When you tap your screen to focus, you’ll see an exposure bar appear. The exposure refers to how light or dark your photo is. Slide up or down on the wb_sunny scale to adjust the exposure.

    Zoom

    Zooming in on your photo is as easy as zooming in on apps. Just put two fingers on the screen and spread or pinch them to zoom in and out.

  • Using manual mode

    Want even more options when taking photos? Enabling manual mode in your Camera app lets you adjust your photos even more. To turn it on, tap More on your camera’s main screen, then choose Manual.

    Gabb Safety Tips

    Your Gabb Phone’s auto mode takes good pictures. Manual mode is good for focusing on certain objects in the frame or taking artsy photos.

    Once manual mode is on, you can make these adjustments when taking photos:

    Exposure: Tap and drag the yellow circle to any area where you want to meter exposure. Touch and hold to lock the circle. Then, tap exposure to adjust the exposure.

    Focus: Drag the blue square to any area you want to focus on. Touch and hold to lock the square.

    White balance: Tap to adjust the white balance in your photo. This will affect its coloring.

    Interval: Tap timer to set time intervals for taking multiple photos. This is great for capturing active subjects, like your dog catching a frisbee!

    ISO: Tap to adjust ISO. This option also changes the brightness of your photo.

  • Recording a video

    To take a video, tap Video on your camera’s main screen.

    Tap fiber_manual_record to start recording, pause_circle_outline to pause, and adjust to resume recording. Tap fiber_manual_record to stop recording.

    Gabb Safety Tips

    As with photos, be extra careful when walking and taking videos. Not only could you hurt yourself, but you could break your Gabb Phone. Ouch!

    Timelapse

    To create a timelapse video, tap fiber_manual_recordMore from your camera’s main screen, then tap timelapseTimelapse. This will let you take a long video that will be sped up when you play it back. Adjust the time interval. Then, tap to start recording and to stop.

  • Refining your photos

    The rule of thirds: For a balanced photo, Click It Up a Notch says to split your photo into a tic-tac-toe board. Place your subject where two of the lines intersect.

    Get creative: With your Gabb Phone camera, you can take as many photos and videos as you want! Try different things and see what you like the best. What do your favorites have in common?

  • Uploading photos to your computer

    Sometimes you’ll want to move the photos you take on your Gabb Phone to a computer. There are two ways to do this: with your Z2 charging cable or with a microSD card.

    This can be a bit of a challenge, so you might want to ask a grown-up to help you.

    Z2 charging cable

    Plug your cable into your computer’s USB port. Then, select the PTP file transfer option.
    Usually, your computer will see that you’ve plugged your phone in. If it doesn’t, you can find your phone by checking connected devices or searching your computer for “Gabb.”
    From there, it’s easy: Just drag and drop photos from your phone’s DCIM folder to the folder on your computer where you want to store them.

    MicroSD card

    If you can’t connect your phone to your computer with a cable, you can use the microSD card to transfer photos.

    First, remove the microSD card from your phone. The microSD card slot is in the back of your phone near the battery. Take off the back of your phone to find it. (Look for the dime-sized opening on the bottom right side of the phone and gently pull the two pieces apart.)
    Next, put the microSD card into your computer or card reader. Select the photos you want to put on your computer and drag them to the folder on your computer where you want them. Then, remove the card from your computer and put it back into your phone.

Phone Features
Gabb Z2
Gabb Z1
Unlimited Talk and Text
Group MMS
Optional
No
Image Messaging
Optional
No
No internet
No Games
No Social Media
No App Store
Display Screen Size
5.5” - 720 X1 440
5” - 720 X 1440
Fingerprint ID Sign In
No
GPS
No
Bluetooth
No
Camera
Front 5MP, Rear 8MP
Front 2MP, Rear 5MP
Headphone Jack
Processor
MTK 6761, Quad Core CPU 2GHz
Quad Core CPU 1.3 GHz
Storage
32 GB
16 GB
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