When do you need Galaxy Note 4 camera effects (photo effects)?
Actually, both of the Gallery app and Photos app in Galaxy Note 4 can add many effects on your existing photos.
But if you want to apply such photo effects immediately when taking the photo, you then can try Galaxy Note 4 camera effects.
The advantage of using Galaxy Note 4 camera effects is the live preview on the screen. In other words, before taking the photo, the preview screen will show the final photo. Once you press the camera button, the photo will be saved with the camera effects applied.
This will save you some time to edit the photo in the Gallery app or other apps. You can instantly share the effects-applied photos to your friends.
How to manage Galaxy Note 4 camera effects?
You can activate and deactivate some camera effects whenever you want.
Start Camera app.
Tap Settings icon (gear) as shown below.
Tap Effects icon as shown below.
By default, No effects is applied.
You can find 12 pre-installed camera effects for Galaxy Note 4:
- Faded color
- Oil pastel
Tap Manage effects as shown below.
Now, you can activate or deactivate some camera effects for Galaxy Note 4.
The photo effects checked will be activated and will be available for use.
Once finishing the selection, you need tap “Done” to save the changes as shown below.
How to download and install Galaxy Note 4 camera effects?
In addition to the 12 pre-installed camera effects, you can also download and install more effects from Galaxy Apps.
Some of these camera effects are free. Some are not.
Start Camera app on Galaxy Note 4.
Tap Settings icon —Effects icon,
Scroll down. Tap Download as shown below.
After tapping Download, you will be directed to a hidden page in Galaxy Apps as shown below.
This hidden Camera page in Galaxy Apps can only be accessed from Galaxy Note 4 camera app. There is no way to access it directly.
In this page, all camera effects that can be used in Galaxy Note 4 (i.e., compatible with Galaxy Note 4 camera app) are listed. As mentioned above, some of these effects are free. Others have a price tag.
For example, you want to use the horizontal symmetry filter (which mirrors your photo and combines with your original photo).
Tap UCam-Symmetry H Filter as show below.
Tap Free in the details page.
Like installing other normal Android apps, you will be prompted with app permissions window.
You need authorize the camera access for this app (camera effect).
Tap Accept and download to start the installation.
Once the camera effect is installed, you will notice the Free button is replaced with Uninstall in the details page.
Although this is installed as an app, it is not a standalone app. So, you cannot find it in the app drawer. Of course, you cannot launch it as a standalone app.
But it will be available in Galaxy Note 4 camera app as a new camera effect.
Now, this symmetry filter is available in the list of effects and you can use it immediately.
If you tap the Manage effects button now, you can also disable/enable it as shown below.
How to use Galaxy Note 4 camera effects?
By default, there is no effect applied to the Galaxy Note 4 camera.
To use Galaxy Note 4 camera effects, you need tap Settings icon–Effects icon.
Then you can choose one of the available Galaxy Note 4 camera effects as shown below.
Please note, settings for Galaxy Note 4 camera effects are only valid for current session. When you start the Camera app again after closing it, the default No effect will be used.
So, you may have to set the Galaxy Note 4 camera effects again.
Why I cannot use effects? The icon is grayed out!
When HDR is on, you cannot use any camera effects on Galaxy Note 4.
Can you manage and use Galaxy Note 4 camera effects on your phone now?
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