What are the differences between Galaxy S6 camera effects and camera modes?
As detailed in Galaxy S6 camera modes guide, you can choose different camera modes for different scenarios to get the best photos. In addition to the pre-installed camera modes, you can even install more camera modes for Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
In a nutshell camera modes most of the time change the settings of the camera before you take the photos. In other words, Galaxy S6 camera modes applies a set of pre-defined settings to the camera.
But Galaxy S6 camera effects work on the photos after the photos are taken.
You can imagine Galaxy S6 camera effects is like the Photoshop which edits your photo. But this editing will be done automatically once the photo is taken. Of course, the identical results can be achieved in any photo editors manually.
Please note, when Galaxy S6 camera effects are applied, the original photo will NOT be saved. The saved photo is the edited version.
Galaxy S6 camera effects can save you some time compared to manually apply effects later.
How to apply Galaxy S6 camera effects?
Galaxy S6 camera effects are applied immediately after photo is taken.
In Galaxy S6 camera interface, tap the Effects button as shown below.
In the Galaxy S6 camera effects page, the available effects are listed as shown below.
By default, “No effect” is applied. This means the photo will be saved without applying any Galaxy S6 camera effects.
Galaxy S6 camera offers live preview of the final photo to help you decide which one is what you want.
Tap any one of the effects will use it and return to preview screen with effects applied.
How to download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera effects?
By default, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge offer 7 pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera effects including:
- Faded color
To install additional camera effects, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Start camera app
You can start Galaxy S6 camera (or S6 edge camera) with any of the following methods:
- Tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
- Tapping the Camera app icon in Galaxy S6 Apps screen (App drawer, All apps).
- Pressing home buttons twice to use Galaxy S6 camera quick launch (even when galaxy S6 or S6 edge is locked).
- Using Google Now voice command (e.g., “Start camera”) or S Voice command (“Open Camera app”).
Step 2: Enter Galaxy S6 camera effects page
Tap Effect in preview screen (Galaxy S6 camera interface) as shown above.
In the available Galaxy S6 camera effects page, tap Download as shown below.
Step 3: Select additional camera effects in Galaxy Apps
After tapping Download, you should be directed to a special page in Galaxy Apps.
All additional Galaxy S6 camera effects (some are from Samsung, some are from other parties) are listed.
Please note, in Galaxy Apps, camera effects are named as “Filter”.
For example, you want to install the Sunshine effect/filter.
Tap Sunshine Filter as shown below.
The details of Sunshine Filter will be shown. You can check the effect and decide whether it is what you want.
Step 4: Install additional camera effects
Once you find the Sunshine Filter is what you want, tap Install as shown above.
Just like other apps, you will be prompted with App permissions. For Samsung Galaxy S6 camera effects, it should only ask for access the camera normally.
Tap Accept and Download as shown below to proceed the installation.
Step 5: Check the installed camera effects.
Once a new camera effect is installed, it is ready for you to use immediately.
Tap Effect on the preview screen/camera interface to enter effects screen.
Now you can find the newly-installed Sunshine effect is available as shown below.
You can repeat the procedure to install other Galaxy S6 camera effects.
Can I save both photos with camera effects applied and without camera effects (original)?
No, Galaxy S6 only saves the photo with effects applied. The original photo is discarded.
If you need the photos without camera effects (you can always add effects in Gallery app or any other photo editors), you should set camera effects as No effect.
Can you use Galaxy S6 camera effects or install additional camera effects on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge?
If you have any questions on how to use or download Galaxy S6 camera effects on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, or encounter any problems when using camera effects in Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, please let us know in the comment box below.
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
For detailed guides on how to use Galaxy S6 camera, please check Galaxy S6 camera guide page.