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Take a Picture

Take a Picture

Take a picture, switch between front and rear camera, focus, and zoom.




Prenote info

For technical details about your camera, see the Specifications tutorial.
  1. SWITCH BETWEEN CAMERAS: From the home screen, select the Camera app then select the Change camera icon to take a selfie.

    Note: Alternately, you can access the camera from the lockscreen by selecting and dragging the Camera icon up. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ have a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 8MP front-facing camera. 

    Step 1

  2. FOCUS THE CAMERA: Touch the desired area of the photo you wish to focus on. A circle will appear when the area is selected. 

    Step 2

  3. ZOOM IN/OUT: Move two fingers apart towards the edge of the screen to zoom in. Pinch two fingers together towards the middle of the screen to zoom out.

    Note: Alternately, you can zoom in or out by selecting and dragging the Capture icon to the right or left, respectively.

    Step 3

  4. TAKE A PHOTO: Select the Capture icon.

    Note: Alternately, you can take a picture by pressing one of the Volume buttons.

    Step 4

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