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TrackYourSpot - a Phone App for Monitoring your Skin Spots

Taking the first photo of a spot

This screen helps you take the first picture of a spot and store it in an easy-to-find place. All you need to do is shown here:

  1. From the Home screen, click on the button labeled "NEW SPOT" which is circled in red:
    Front Screen circled
  2. You'll see picture of the front of the body, with different colored parts. You can sweep the screen up to show the lower legs and feet. Or you can sweep the screen left to show the back of the body. Or further left to show the info screen. Click on the body part where you have the spot. An example is circled in red:
    Front body Back body Body info
  3. You get this screen, which gives the name of the selected part on top of a background of the same color as the selected patch. Click on the circled "TAKE PICTURE" button.
    take picture circled
  4. Your phone's camera is now activated. Position the phone about 4 inches/10 centimeters from the spot. Click the capture button (position may depend on your phone, here circled in red) if you are happy with the image, and then the OK button that appears (not shown). An example is seen here:
    Post capture screen
  5. You next get to enter a name for the spot so that you can compare it to another photo in a few months. Touch the red circled area (left image). This pops up a keyboard (middle image). Type the name you want for the spot, then click the green circled Done button. Last, click the blue circled NEXT button (right image) to open up the image cropping screen.
    Spot Naming Screen circled naming keyboard Click to go to cropping circled
  6. The next step is to crop the image so that the spot covers the center of the image. You should see a screen that looks like this: Start of cropping
    You should move the highlighted box around by touching the box (for example, at the red spot) and dragging it over the spot. If you touch and drag the white shapes at the corners (green circled), you can shrink or enlarge the highlighted box. Resize and drag until the spot best fills the middle square of the highlighted box. It should look like this:
    Before crop button
    When you are happy, click the CROP button (black circled). You can also rotate the image by touching the swirl circled in yellow.
  7. You can now see a screen like this: saved image
    This is the image that has been saved. From here, you can return to the Home screen (red circled button) to start a new task or Email the photo to someone (blue circled button).

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