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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I...

 

Q: Add a bubble?

A: On the Add/Delete tab, double tap the image where you would like the bubble to be added. Alternatively, tab the green plus button (+) on the top left corner to add a bubble to the image.

 

Q: Make a bubble bigger?

A: Select the bubble by tapping on it once. You will see a control knob appear on the bubble's anchor point. Carefully pinch the bubble with two fingers to make it smaller, or touch it with two fingers and spread them apart to make it larger.

 

Q: Clear all the bubbles from an image?

A: While running TalkBubbles, shake the device.

 

Q: Change the image I'm working with?

A: When you first launch the application, the "Picture" is active and prompts you to either take a picture with the camera, select one from your library, or cancel. If you cancel, the last image you were working with is loaded by default. Anytime you want to change your picture or take a new one, tap on this button. When this button is active, you see the picture without any bubbles on it.

 

Q: How do the bottom buttons work?

A:When you first launch the application, the "Picture" is active and prompts you to either take a picture with the camera, select one from your library, or cancel. If you cancel, the last image you were working with is loaded by default. Anytime you want to change your picture or take a new one, tap on this button. When this button is active, you see the picture without any bubbles on it.

The second "Add/Delete" button takes you to into edit mode. In this mode, you can add bubbles by double-tapping or using the plus button at the top of the screen. To edit a button that has already been added, you tap once to select it (you'll see a metallic button/knob appear on the anchor of the selected button). You can move the bubble by touching it and dragging it around. You can move the anchor by touching and dragging the knob. You can change the size of the bubble by touching with two fingers and pinching in (moving fingers closer) or out (move fingers further apart). Double tapping the active bubble will bring up the keyboard and allow you to edit the text. Click save once you are happy with the text changes to dismiss the keyboard.

The third button takes you to bubble styles. If you have a bubble selected (see above), any changes you make will affect that bubble Otherwise, the next bubble you add will have whatever settings you make now. In the styles view, you have three attributes you can change, the bubble style (shape, color, outline and outline color), the font (textual style, color, and size for text you enter), and effects (shadow, shadow color, and transparency) for the bubble.

Once you have set they style you like, just tap the "Add/Delete" button to go back to edit mode.

The final button "Share" allows you to save or send the final image. To save, tap the "save" button at the top of the screen. Once saved, you can use the "Photos" application to send the image to your MobileMe account or to friends via email. You can also send the images to a Flickr or Picasaaccount.

 

Q: Get more help?

A: Send an email to feedback@greenwavesoftware.com

 

Q: Share an image via the web?

A: You must first have either a Flickr or Picasaaccount. Once you have an account, go to the "Share" screen of TalkBubbles and tap the "Options" button at the top of the screen. Tap whichever (or both) accounts you want to set up and enter your account information.

For Flickr, you will need to approve/authorize TalkBubbles to access your account before it is enabled. Do this by clicking the ">" button in the box. This will take you to the Flickr authorization page where you can approve TalkBubbles. Once approved, you will be given a nine digit number to enter into as a key on the Flickr Account page in TalkBubbles. Once this is done, the application is approved to interact with your photostream on Flickr.

You may also want to use your Twitter account to announce updates once you post an image to the web. To enable this, tap the Twitter account on the Options screen and enter your infomration.

To actually send the image, tap the "Send" button.

 

Why can't I...

 

Q: See any bubbles when I'm on the picture tab?

A: The picture tab hides the bubbles as well as removes the ability to edit them. The Add/Delete tab allows you to add, remove, or modify the bubbles. The share tab shows you what the final image will look like when stored in your library.

 

Q: Share the images by sending them through email?

A: You can in version 1.3 of the program.

 

Q: Pick more colors for bubbles?

A: Version 1.0 of the prgram allows you select predefined colors from the device. If you would like to have the ability to select more colors, please send us a note at feedback@greenwavesoftware.com

 

Q:Have a bubble border show when the bubble is partly transparent?

A: By default, the borders of the bubble are hidden when it is less than 100% opaque. If you do not like this behavior, drop us a note at feedback@greenwavesoftware.com and we'll see what we can do in future versions.