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iPad App

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DDS GP

Photos Window: Importing Images


If you wish to add a new photo, tap the plus button in the lower right-hand corner of the photos area. When you do so a menu will allow you to choose between Library, Dropbox, or Camera (if your iPad is equipped with a camera).  


If you tap Library the photo library on your iPad will open. It is a good idea to keep this photo library organized if this is the way you wish to import photos. You may also access your Photo Stream here if you take photos with another Photo Stream compatible device.


To add a photo from your Dropbox, tap Dropbox to access it. For more information on Dropbox, an excellent free service to store your photos and other documents, visit www.dropbox.com.  Use the settings menu to select the Dropbox folder you wish to use from DDS GP.  In the setting menu, use the following format to control which Dropbox folder is used.  DDS GP will search the selected folder its subfolders for images.


            /foldername/          (you may use any folder name you wish)


Your may also use a subfolder in your Dropbox settings, like this:


            /foldername/subfolder/       


The "/" characters are required.


If no specific folder is indicated, tapping Dropbox will take you to the root level (and all sublevels) of your Dropbox and show all photos available.  It is best, however, to use a specific folder, or DDS GP will look for every photo in your entire Dropbox, which can take a very long time.


The Camera is an excellent way to quickly add a photo to DDS GP. For example, if you are currently viewing a digital x-ray or intraoral photo on your PC screen, just tap camera, then hold the iPad up to the screen and snap a picture. Then you can move over next to the patient and view the photo with the patient, using the other functions of the app.  It's very impressive to include an actual x-ray from the patient on his or her treatment plan!


While viewing any photo, the drawing functions available are similar to the drawing functions available in the main window, which are discussed elsewhere in this help.