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 Photo Unblur
• Use Night Sight
• Use Motion mode


Access camera modes

From the Camera app, swipe left or right to access modes such as Night Sight, MotionPortrait, Video and Cinematic. Swipe left to Modes to select Panorama, Photo Sphere, and Lens

Note: Night Sight allows you to take pictures in the dark. Motion allows you to capture moving subjects with creative blur. Portrait captures a picture with a sharp subject against a blurred background. Cinematic allows you to capture videos with a cinematic blur effect around the focus. 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. Lens searches what you see and provides relevant online information.

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Customize photo & video settings

From the Camera app, swipe down to access settings. Edit settings as desired. Select More settings to access more 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 Photo Unblur

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

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2. Swipe left or right to adjust effect strength as desired, then 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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Use Motion mode

From the Camera app, swipe right to Motion. Select the desired motion capture mode, then select the Motion record icon.


Note: Select Long Exposure to apply creative blur to all moving subjects in the scene. Select Action Pan to apply creative blur to the background.


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