Can You Take Pictures With the Kindle Fire HD?

By Andy Walton

The Kindle Fire HD does not feature a rear-facing camera.
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Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD support taking photos via a front-facing camera. Unlike some other tablets, the Kindle Fire HD does not have a dedicated camera app available from its dashboard. Instead, the device's camera controls are accessed through an option in its photo library app. Once taken, photos are automatically uploaded to the user's Amazon Cloud Drive, creating an online backup that can be shared or accessed from other devices.

Step 1

Tap the “Home” button to access the device's Home screen and then select the “Photos” menu option to launch the photo library menu.

Step 2

Tap the camera button to bring up the device's camera controls.

Step 3

Tap the shutter button to take a picture. The photo will appear as an on-screen thumbnail icon.