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Samsung's editor short manual Learn How to Use Samsung Photo Editor Part 9 of 10

(Topic created on: 08-07-2023 02:43 AM)
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This article will be constantly changing as I will try to keep it up to date if certain functions of the editor change. Good reading !

Hello, in the other parts of the Samsung's editor short manual, i show you how to proceed to helps you to see what can be done on your image, picture or design with the Editor.  Now, it's up to you to decide if you will choose filters, mixing color, magic wand or else  to make your pictures better. 

This part of this little photo editor manual is the one that many have been waiting for to know how to improve/enhance your photos. 

Have fun using the Samsung's Editor.

You could go from this to this: 






Mixing colors or tints

Personally, I prefer to rework my images by opening Samsung DEX on computer because I prefer a BIG screen rather than the device screen. That said, make sure you have a good calibrated screen if possible with the best resolution that it allows you.

My 1st advice will not be appreciated by those who use the following function, the automatic watermark ***   ( read the note at the very end)  :

In fact,  I strongly suggest NEVER ENABLE THIS FEATURE  and add a custom watermark yourself at the end of your photo edits unless you are better than the best professional who would never make this mistake knowing all the steps who will follow.  I made a table to be able to put more photos

Well...why did I mark such a suggestion? The reason is simple and here is the explanation.

When I edit a photo I always follow the same steps, follow the guide and you will have good results too. At each step, I will tell you in which part of the editor I did this or that maneuver:



 Step 1  the horizon    when editing a photo is to make sure that the horizon or the buildings are straight and despite all my experience, this is rarely the case. If you had set the automatic watermark, it will rotate when you reposition the photo.  (Note that by using the grid you can easily avoid making this mistake but it won't be enough to keep the auto watermark).     



Step 1   : Put my horizon line straight with the rotation slider ( #8 )  You will notice that if you rotate to put the horizon line straight, part of your photo will be cropped automatically. To crop to make it perfect, use the corners and drag one of the corners to adjust the photo.

Step 1:  Crop the photo before editing it with the crop tool. (#10 and pull corner corner corner corner)

As you can see in this photo, the horizon line, although it seems perfect, does not match the buildings that are in front and to correct this false impression, I had to make a slight rotation in order to improve the 2 visual lines .

Click on the following photos and you will see what happens to the watermark put on the photo that I will rework !!!


1- Photo to rework


2- 1st cropping the leveling


3- 2nd more precise reframing


4- Cropping corrected vertically and horizontally.

A horizon is rarely straight despite our best efforts. If you looked closely my horizon was straight but not the horizon line of the houses which I preferred to correct and  if you looked closely I completely lost the watermark of the photo  and that's why I don't advise to put it at the end.

I hope Samsung will make this fix in their editor upgrade.

True professionals crop 99% of their photos, erasing the watermark or cutting it in half. In fact, few manage to frame the subject perfectly, and all true professionals give themselves some leeway to easily reframe it. For this reason, it is advisable to take the photo with a very good sensor allowing cropping:  the 48, 50, 108 and 200MP sensors are perfect to help you do this kind of editing because they contain a maximum of photo information and allow cropping without loss of quality. ( It all depends on the crop of course. 

Step 2 -  Photo editing

There are several ways to edit your photo and no one has to start in the following order, either start with Tones, filters or color mixing. But I strongly advise you to improve the sharpness and definition of the image that you will find in  ( #12). Then, it's up to you to choose which section you want to start in.


1 - TONS


2 - Filters


3 - Mix of colors


4 - Possible outcome

  • First of all, I always try the magic wand before reworking the photo because often the results are satisfactory. Otherwise,
  • I try to make my photo as clear as possible by playing with sharpness and definition before working with the various adjustments present in this section, i.e. light balance, brightness, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadow, saturation, nuance, temperature ,  sharpness, definition, ( #12 ),Cassidy007_10-1688832665086.jpeg


  • Once the photo looks sharp and well defined, I always try 2 things:
    • I try filters  ( #11 ) AND
    • I also try the magic wand and if it's not to my liking, 
    • I play with the different adjustments present in this section, i.e. light balance, brightness, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadow, saturation, nuance, temperature   ( #12 )
    • I then try to see if I can sublimate the colors ( #14 ) then click on:   Color modifications.

Here, I admit that it depends on everyone because no one will adjust the different adjustments in the same way, everyone wanting to put their personal touch on it and others liking extreme saturation... So it's by user comments that you will progress.

In this last part, I did it on purpose to make the task difficult by deliberately cutting out part of the photo in order to make you understand that it is possible to edit only one part of the photo, to rework it from independently and stick it back together using the Photo Montage.    A photo editor is like a camera: you have to know it well in order to appreciate it at its fair value.


Step 1 Cut out the image

Step 2: Rework the image

Step 3, photo editing


Possible result


The automatic watermark ***  If you have followed this guide, you have probably noticed that adding the watermark in automatic mode is not a good idea because it will be the first to be affected in your modifications  whatever they are and I sincerely hope that Samsung fixes this error by letting us put the watermark at the very end AFTER our edits. 

NB If you have any questions, I have reserved a few spaces either to answer you or show you how to proceed on photos that are not mine.

Contents : 

1-  Introduction

2-  Opening the Gallery application

3-  The different sections of the editor 

4-  Open the Samsung photo/video editor

5 -  The 3 small points of the editor

6 -  The styles offered by Samsung

7  Mixing colors or shades

8-   The different filters available 

9-   Learn how to use the Samsung editor to enhance your photos 

10-  Conclusion: The strengths and weaknesses of the Samsung Editor (    Under construction)

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