How to Edit Photos on Samsung Phones | Samsung Gallery app is one of the best built-in gallery apps. This gives stiff competition to many third-party gallery apps. Not only does it work well as a gallery app, but it also offers great photo editing capabilities on Samsung Galaxy phones.
You can crop images, add photos to other images, resize, change background effects, and much more. Let’s explore how to edit photos on Samsung Galaxy Phones using Samsung Gallery. Also read: How to Fix Blurred Photos to Be Clear and Bright Without an Application.
How to Edit Photos on a Samsung Phone
Here’s how to edit photos on a Samsung phone using Samsung’s built-in Gallery app, meaning you don’t need to use third-party apps.
1. Crop Photo
You can crop freely or choose from the standard options available. Open the photo to be cropped in Samsung Gallery and tap the pencil icon. By default, photos will open crop mode. Use photo edges to crop photo as per your requirement.
To crop in standard size, tap Free text under the first tab. Then select the crop size.
2. Rotate and Flip Photo
You can easily rotate and flip photos using this Samsung Gallery app.
Enter photo editing mode. Tap the Rotate and Flip icon under the first tab to rotate and flip the photo respectively.
3. Resize Photo
The Samsung Gallery app also offers the ability to resize photos. While the photo is in edit mode, tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Resize. Select the resize percentage from the available options.
4. View Real Photos
Anytime, while editing a photo if you want to compare it to the original photo, just touch and hold the photo. It will show a preview of the original photo.
5. Change Filter Intensity
Samsung Gallery offers some interesting filters right inside the app. In editing mode, tap the second tab next to the Crop tab. Here you will find various filters. Tap the one to apply to your photo. Use the slider below the filter to adjust the intensity of the filter. If you want to remove the applied filter, tap on the first filter which is known as Original.
6. Download New Filters
If you don’t like the existing filters offered by the Samsung Gallery app, you don’t need to switch to a third-party photo editor. You can download more filters in Samsung Gallery app. For that, go to the Filter tab under photo editing mode. Scroll to the far right of the filter list. Here you will see a Download icon. Tap on it. You will be taken to the Camera and photo effects screen where you will find various filters. Install what you like.
7. Add Photos on Top of Other Photos
Many photo editors do not offer the functionality to add watermark to your photos or photo layers on Android. Luckily, Samsung Gallery lets you add photos on top of other photos using the Stickers feature. Also read: How to Add Watermark to Videos.
Open the photo in editing mode. Tap the Stickers tab at the bottom and hit the Gallery icon. You will be able to select the new photo which you want to add to the existing photo. Tap a photo to add it. Once the photos are added, you can reposition, resize, and rotate them. Similarly, you can add multiple photos to a single photo.
8. Doodle in Photo
If you want to draw on your photos, you can do so easily from the Samsung Gallery app. While editing a photo, tap the Doodle tab at the bottom and choose a brush color from the available options. Or, tap the Color picker icon to choose a color from the photo.
You can even change the brush size and style. Simply, tap on the Brush icon to do so. Similarly, you can adjust the size of the eraser. Double-tap the Eraser icon to activate the size setting.
9. Add Text
On the photo editing screen, go to the Text tab to add text to your image. Start typing text in the box provided. You can change the text color, font style, alignment, and background color from the available options on the screen.
10. Add Color Pop-up Effect
You may have seen the color pop-up effect where one item in the image is colored and the rest are monochrome. You can add the same effect inside the Samsung Gallery app.
Enter photo editing mode and tap on the three-dot icon at the top. Select a Spot color from the menu.
Tap on the item whose color you want to show. If some other items also appear in the color, you can remove the color using the eraser tool at the bottom.
11. Create Collages and GIFs
These two are the only features you will find outside of editing mode. Open the Samsung Gallery app and tap on the three-dot icon at the top. Choose to Create from the menu followed by GIF or Collage depending on your needs. Then select the image which you want to use for your GIF or Collage and edit it as per your requirement.
12. Change Background Effect
For photos taken in Portrait mode, you get the ability to change the background blur and even the effect. Open the Portrait mode photo in the Samsung Gallery app. You will see the Change background effect option at the bottom. Tap on it.
On the next screen, using the options available at the bottom, you can change the background effect.
13. Save Original Photo After Editing
Usually, when you finish editing a photo in the Samsung Gallery app, you will tap on the Save option at the top. However, doing so will replace the original copy with an edited photo. If you want to save the edited photo while retaining the original copy, tap on the three-dot icon in the edit mode. Select Save copy from the menu.
That’s a tutorial on how to edit photos on a Samsung cellphone. You can also look for other cool tips and tricks by visiting the categories Tutorials. Goodbye and thank you for visiting.