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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Photo Effects in Camera App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

How well the phone camera works is now become a consideration when a user wants to buy a smartphone. Moreover, widespread use of social media (e.g: Facebook, Twitter, etc) and photo-sharing sites (e.g: Instagram, Flickr, etc) make a lot of peoples like to take photos and then share the photos with others through those media. To meet that need, Samsung Galaxy SIV has been equipped with 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera as well as the stock Camera app which will help you to get better result when taking pictures. One of the useful features in the Camera app is the various photo effects that will give an artistic touch in your photos.


How to use photo effects in Camera app?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open Camera app.
  2. By default, the camera uses auto as the camera mode. If your Camera app is using another camera mode, change the camera mode to the auto by tapping and then select Auto.
  3. By default, the camera uses no-effect when taking pictures. To give an effect to your photo, tap and then select the desired photo effect you want to use. There are 12 photo effects available:
    • Vignette
    • Grey-scale
    • Sepia
    • Vintage
    • Faded-color
    • Turquoise
    • Tint
    • Cartoon
    • Moody
    • Rugged
    • Oil pastel
    • Fisheye
    As the comparison, you can see the picture below to know the differences among the photo effects.


  4. If you want to take self-portrait photo, switch to the front camera by tapping
  5. If necessary, you can zoom in or out before taking a picture, either by using the Volume key or use pinch-to-zoom gesture.
  6. If necessary, you can change the focus manually by tapping the screen where the camera should be focused. The focus icon will turn green when the focus has been locked.
  7. Tap to take a picture.

Giving the right effect in the picture surely will be able beautifying your photo and make it more artistic, for instance when you take a picture in an old building and use the vintage effect, the photo will look vintage and old as you take the photo in past times. So, from the 12 photo effects available, which one do you like best?

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