AUSOM News on an iPad

Do you find the text within AUSOM News too small on your iPad? if reading it within Safari or if you are reading it within the Books app you will initially be faced with a full page with text that may be too small.

One way of enlarging the area within most of the 2-column articles is to double-tap on the area you would like to expand.

In the image above double-tap in the area circled results in the image below.

A double-tap on the ‘expanded’ screen will take you back to a full-page view.

If the double-tap method does not work you may need to place two fingers on the screen near each other. Spread them apart to zoom in, or move them toward each other to zoom out.

A recommended app

Here is a great service linked to your library card. Free and no advertisements. The app is available for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Might have something of interest to everyone. One of AUSOM’s members has two nieces who use the app and one of them works for the State Library.
Read all about it on the App Store at https://apps.apple.com/au/app/kanopy/id1205614510
Here is another app that might be of interest. It gives you the ability to read newspaper and magazines free of charge.
Again through your library cards. Check the website of the library of your choice to see if they support the service.See it on the App Store at https://apps.apple.com/au/app/pressreader/id313904711

Creative use for your Photos

An AUSOM member wrote the following after reading the article — ‘Using the iPad app Distressed FX‘ — by Bill Oldham in AUSOM News, June 2020 (here).

“I watched three Youtube tutorials on Distressed FX. Two by the creator.

“I really like the fact that it is more about creating an artwork from your photographs. It is not about manipulating a photo to correct, enhance or fabricate a new reality. It is pure creativity in producing a piece of artwork. There are no rules or paradigms.”