Galaxy S8 camera decorations (stamps, stickers and masks) are the new features of Galaxy S8 camera effects.
This guide explains the new features in Galaxy S8 camera effects, and shows you how to access, download, install, and manage Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy S8 camera decorations in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
What are Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations (stamps and stickers)?
Galaxy S8 and S8+ did not improve much in camera hardware as explained in Galaxy S8 specs page.
Instead, Samsung put most of the efforts to the software.
One of the most prominent new features in Galaxy S8 camera app is the new Galaxy S8 camera decorations, which allow you to add masks, stamps and stickers to the photos directly when they are taken.
Galaxy S8 camera effects, aka Galaxy S8 camera filters, are some software processing algorithms that alter photos in some special ways with special effects.
In some cases, Galaxy S8 camera effects can also mimic physic optical filters for cameras.
Galaxy S8 camera decorations are set of stamps, stickers and masks that can be added to photos automatically when they are taken.
Of course, both Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy S8 camera decorations can be achieved with some photo editing apps. For example, Adobe Photoshop in a PC, or Snapseed in a phone, can give you an edited photo with similar effects and results.
The advantage of using Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations is that you get it when you taking the photo and you can share it immediately.
Most Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners simply do not want to spend time to edit photos.
How to access Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations?
You can access Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations in at least three different ways.
Method 1: use swipe gesture
As shown in the screenshot below, swipe from right side to left side on the screen to switch to camera effects and camera decorations page.
Please note, if you swipe from left to eight, you will reach Galaxy S8 camera modes page.
Method 2: use the sticker button
Unlike other two methods, this method will bring you to the stickers panel by default. You can switch to other panels then (read on).
Method 3: use page indicator
If your finger is slim enough, you can tap the page indicator as shown below to access Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations page.
It is not convenient for most owners of Galaxy S8 and S8+ because the button is simply too small for our fingers.
Anyway, the button was designed for tapping.
As shown above, before you install any additional camera effects, stamps or stickers, there are 4 panes in Galaxy S8 camera effects and decorations page.
The first (default) and second panels are for some traditional filters and effects. You probably know it if you used Samsung phones before.
The third (marked as 3) panel is for stamps. You can tap it to see the pre-installed stamps as shown below.
Please note, there are more than one screen of stamps (camera decorations), you need to swipe up and down to navigate through all stamps as illustrated in the screenshot below.
The fourth (marked as 4) panel is for pre-installed stickers and masks. Tap it to see the available stickers and masks.
You can know the active panel of Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations by checking the color of the icon. The yellow circle indicates the current and active panel.
To use any camera effects and camera decorations, you need to select one of them.
Please check this guide (coming soon) on how to use Galaxy S8 camera effects and stickers in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
How to download and install Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy S8 camera decorations?
In addition to the pre-installed Galaxy S8 camera effects and decorations, you can download and install more from Galaxy Apps.
You can find the download button (, marked as 5 in the screenshot shown earlier) in any panels of Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy S8 camera decorations page.
Tap this button to download and install more camera effects and decorations for Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Please note, you will be directed to different pages in Galaxy Apps if you tap the button from different panels.
For example, if you are in camera effects/filter panel (first or second panel), tapping the download button will bring you to the camera effects page as shown below.
Camera effects and filters are organized into vendor categories.
In this guide, you may want to install the infamous lavender filter from Samsung.
As shown in the screenshot below, you can tap the download icon to install it silently (without opening the detailed info page).
Alternatively, you can tap Lavender filter (except the download icon area) to get detailed info of this filter and install from detailed information page.
If you are in the stamp panel, and then tap the download button(), you will be directed to a special Galaxy Apps page that shows additional stamps for Galaxy S8 camera app as shown below.
If you want to check the details of Emotion stamp for Galaxy S8 camera decorations, tap the Emotion stamp as shown below.
Similar to camera effects, the download icon is for silent installation (without checking the details).
Now, in Emotion stamp details page, you can see some examples and the detailed info on this Galaxy S8 camera decoration.
You can tap Install as shown below to download and install this stamp to Galaxy S8 or S8+.
Similarly, if you tap the download button () in stickers panel, you will see additional stickers and masks for Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Galaxy Apps as shown below.
For example, as shown in the screenshot below, currently there are 3 sets of stickers and masks available for downloading.
You can tap the install icon to install any of them silently as mentioned earlier.
To check the details of the masks and stickers in the set (package), you can tap it, for example Angel & Lady mask, as shown below.
You can then download and install the stickers and masks if you like them as shown below.
Please note, downloaded camera effects and filters are automatically organized under the first or second panels.
But the downloaded camera stamps, masks and stickers were put under own panels. This means after you install any stamps or stickers, the number of panels will be larger than 4. This makes it easy for you to uninstall the package in the future
How to manage Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations (stamps and stickers)?
In Galaxy S8 and S8+, you can manage Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations:
- Re-order the location of individual camera effects/filters, stamps, masks and stickers under its own panel. You cannot move them out of their panel.
- Uninstall any camera effects or decorations installed by you.
Please note, you cannot re-order the panels.
To manage Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations, you need tap Edit button (marked as 6 in the screenshot shown earlier) in any of the panels.
This essentially changes to edit mode of the Galaxy S8 camera effects and decorations page.
As shown below, you can drag any of the button to other locations to rearrange them,
Also, for downloaded camera effects or filters, you can find the “-” next to it in edit mode. You can tap the icon to remove it from Galaxy S8 or S8+.
Similarly, you can manage Galaxy S8 camera decorations.
For example, as shown in the screenshot above, you can tap the Edit button to enter edit mode.
In edit mode, you cam tap and hold any of the icon to rearrange them.
For downloaded Galaxy S8 camera decorations (stamps, stickers and masks), you cannot remove individual item of the set/package. You have to remove the whole set if you do not need it as shown above.
You can find the “-” icon (uninstall) next to it in edit mode.
Can I use Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy camera decorations at the same time?
No, you cannot use Galaxy S8 camera effects and Galaxy camera decorations simultaneously.
Galaxy S8 camera decorations are implemented as part of Galaxy S8 camera effects, and Galaxy S8 and S8+ do not allow you to use two or more Galaxy S8 camera effects concurrently.
You have to use some photo editing apps to achieve your objectives.
Do you know how to access, download and manage Galaxy S8 camera effects and camera decorations in Galaxy S8 and S8+?
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You may also check our Galaxy S8 guides:
- Galaxy S8 new features guide covers all new and unique features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 how-to guides give you detailed step-by-step guides on using most features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 user manuals lets you download official Samsung Galaxy S8 user manuals in your won language.
- Galaxy S8 camera guides covered everything related to Galaxy S8 camera is covered in Galaxy S8 camera guides section.
- Galaxy S8 accessories guides help you find the perfect accessories for Galaxy S8 and S8+.
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