Advanced Photo & Video Features
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Advanced Photo & Video Features

Learn how to access and use Camera modes, effects, customization, and crop a photo.


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To access the Camera app, from the home screen, select the camera Camera app.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access camera modes
• Customize photo & video settings
• Turn shutter sound on/off
• Crop a photo
• Access filters
• Use Magic eraser
• Use Night Sight


Access camera modes

From the Camera app, swipe left or right to access modes such as Night Sight, PanoramaPortrait, Photo Sphere, Long Exposure, and Action Pan

Note: Night Sight allows you to take pictures in the dark. Portrait captures a picture with a sharp subject against a blurred background. Panorama allows you to create wider photos by stitching together multiple photos. Photo Sphere allows you to create a 360º photo by stitching together multiple photos. 

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Customize photo & video settings

From the Camera app, swipe up to access settings. Edit settings as desired. Select More settings to access additional camera settings. 

Note: Settings vary depending on the camera mode.

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Turn shutter sound on/off

From the Camera settings screen, select the Camera sounds switch.

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Crop a photo

1. From the Camera app, select the Gallery icon. Swipe to the desired photo, then select the Edit icon.

Note: Alternately, from the Apps tray, select the google photos Photos app then navigate to and select the desired photo.

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2. Select Crop. Select and drag the crop corners to crop as desired, then select Save copy.

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Access filters

While editing a photo, swipe left on the bottom area to Filters. Select the desired filter, then select Save copy to apply.

Note: Google Photos Real Tone is a collection of filters that allow skin tones to be captured more accurately. Try out the Playa, Honey, Isla, Desert, and Clay filter.

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Use Magic eraser

1. While editing a photo, swipe left on the bottom area to Tools, then select Magic eraser.

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2. Circle or select any area on the image to erase.

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3. While editing with the magic eraser tool, select the desired option:

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RESET: Select Reset to revert the image back to its original state.
UNDO: Select the Undo icon.
REDO: Select the Redo icon.

4. When finished, select Done.

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Use Night Sight

From the Camera app, swipe right to Night Sight, then select the Capture icon and hold the camera very still for about 5 seconds.

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