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Samsung's editor short manual, the section we use the most Part 4 of 10

(Topic created on: 08-07-2023 01:45 AM)
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Section B 

To enter the Samsung Editor after choosing your photo, click on the Pencil (#5) on the following photo:


Section A is explained here 

And you will enter your Samsung editor

Samsung Editor Section B

When we click on the pencil, we enter the Samsung photo editor and this is where we will mainly make our photo modifications.

 Here we will see what the 15 different functions that I have numbered in this screenshot are used for. 

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Know that I will come back in detail on each of these points even if it is a long-term work. For now, I will only give short descriptions that will still allow you to understand how they work.

COIN COIN COIN COIN and no it's not a duck.

You may have noticed that there is a kind of square in each corner of the photo which I have affectionately called Corner corner corner corner. (Please don't read them all at once because it will look like there's a duck in the room.)

These  CORNERS are used to crop the image if necessary because a vast majority of photographers prefer to take a larger photo in order to crop it when they have reworked the image while keeping the proportions. This way of doing things is universal because no one can succeed in framing an image perfectly except those who put the watermark automatically thinking that their photo is perfect.

NOTICE: It would be nice if Samsung allowed us to only put the watermark at the very end of our edits otherwise every edit will also affect the watermark.

Note: When you crop an image, always try to do so by keeping one of the different formats available on your camera. Besides, different photo formats will be displayed on the screen when you crop it... So it will be easy to crop it in a valid Format.

B 1- RESET : When you modify a photo, you can return to the original photo by clicking on reset. You will see the word “restore” on each of the photos you have modified, even after several months… 



Personally, I prefer to click on the 3 small dots at the bottom right and save the new modified image as a copy. It certainly takes a lot more storage on your device but this way I know that whatever happens the original photo will remain intact and that I can enhance it in different ways until I am completely satisfied.

B 2- Save : As I said above, you have the choice of saving your photo after having edited it in different ways… It's up to you!

B 3- Rotate the image in strokes of 90 degrees per click

B 4- Horizontal Image Flip  rotates the image 180 degrees

B 5- Crop in different formats regularly used in photography. Also allows you to be able to print the photo once you have chosen the format if your photo was taken in one of the Modes that retain the maximum details on the desired final photo whether it is 1:1, 2:4, 9 :16, Full, 3:2, 5:3, 5:4, 7'5 



B 6- Allows you to change the perspective of the photo vertically or horizontally with values ​​ranging from - 45 degrees to + 45 degrees when you have distorsion on a picture. Forced perspective photography is a fun and easy way to create an optical illusion. It's quite simple: To magnify an object, place it closer to the camera. To shrink an object, place it farther from the camera.

Remember this, if you have distorsion, it's often because you're too close to the subjects, so step back a little bit more when you can !

See examples here: 

When you take a photo with your 1X wide angle lens, you may need to activate the following icon to avoid image distortions if you're near of the object as shown below:



This image is superb but we can clearly see the distortion of the various elements of the photo. Be aware, however, that it is possible to correct the distortion with certain photo editors. Which one do you prefer?

 Photo taken by  @GéantVert 
Samsung Editor 
Snapseed de Google

Adobe Photoshop Elements


B 7- Allows you to select subjects on your photo and paste them in an empty mask in order to add them to other photos or to make photo montages according to your needs. Very useful especially since Samsung has improved the selection of a subject by holding your finger on it on the photo which now allows you to copy it as you see fit.

I take the liberty of saying here that Samsung should allow us to be able to modify the selected area as we can do on the majority of photo editors and this would greatly improve our way of working because often I have to use different editors to arrive at my purposes because of this inability.

For example, I would like to be able to select the eyes of the subject in order to improve the colors or to erase the small red veins from the whites of the eyes and the Samsung editor does not allow me to do so, so I have to use another publisher to do it and I find it unfortunate..


B 8- Rotation slider:  On this function, Samsung is the best of all the publishers I have tried. The way to rotate a few degrees is the best I know, despite all the photo editors I use. CONGRATULATIONS SAMSUNG!. 

On some photos, you might see the word AUTO which allows you to reset the horizon of the photo automatically. Otherwise, just move the slider to straighten your photo or align the horizon line so it's straight. A crooked horizon line or a leaning building like the Tower of Pisa disturbs the eye looking at it and loses all interest in the photo.


B 9- Magic wand: Do you want to improve your photo quickly by relying on Samsung's artificial intelligence? YES ? So you just have to click on the magic wand to enhance your photo with just one CLICK I love this feature!


B 10- Cropping and/or rotation of the photo after cropping. In this category, you will have a sub-section with other icons that will allow you either to: 

  • Play with image rotation 
  • Flip the image
  • Free: Choose a different image FORMAT.
  • Play with the perspective of the image either to stretch the image or give it a crush effect.
  • Select certain parts of the image and save/delete them…


B 11- Various filters are offered to you by Samsung. You will be able to make special effects thanks to this function. Plus, you can download more from the Galaxy Store.

B 12- Brightness and sharpness settings for your photos:  This is where you can improve your photos to make them brighter (or less) and where you can improve the colors and sharpness of your photo by playing with the different settings available to you. . 

Definition of the different parameters used :

Brightness Balance : Darkens or brightens the entire photo.

Brightness : Light version of the “Brightness Balance” function, the image will be less dark or bright than with the other function.

Exposure : Allows you to modify the general luminosity by overexposing or underexposing the image.

Contrast : Simply changes the overall contrast to make details more visible to the eye. 

Highlight : Allows you to darken or bring out the details of a bright area, also called Highlights depending on the software.

Shadows : Allows you to darken or lighten dark areas

Saturation : Used to adjust the intensity of orange or green colors and by lowering the saturation to a minimum, all existing colors in the photo are removed, bringing it back to its simplest expression, namely Black and White. 

Shade : Slightly shades the colors of the photo.

Temperature : Have a warmer or cooler photo

Sharpness : Used simply to manage the sharpness

Sharpness : Defines every detail of things better… So the branches of a tree or the leaves will be better defined than by increasing the sharpness.

Here are the terms used in Lightroom

You will find similar ones in the Samsung editor  but they will probably have a different name.

Highlights or Highlight : Allows you to darken or bring out the details of a bright area and can be called Highlight on other software.

Whites : Adds a purer white to bright parts

Blacks : Adds deeper black to dark areas

Tint available in C5 : Used to adjust the colors (see Mixing colors by clicking on the 3 small dots at the bottom right. You can modify each of the colors present in the image, be it blues,  

Vibrance : Similar to Saturation, gives dull colors a bit more punch but much less than Saturation might. With some applications, vibrance tends to play with the BLUE colors in the image.

Clarity/Definition : Used to reveal detail in textures.

Haze correction   : 2 ways to do it with the Samsung editor.

  • Choosing the AUTO filter removes haze/haze from the photo.
  •  In Samsung's Object Eraser there is a feature called Highlight Eraser and using it often removes the haze from our photos. It costs nothing to try it out and choose the method you prefer.
  • Increases or decreases the haze/haze effect present in the image. The air is made up of small particles often invisible to the eye but clearly identifiable on a photo and making a correction of this veil is like purifying the air. By doing this, the image is much sharper and improved and we should make this correction on the majority of photos.

Thumbnail available in the editor in the FILTERS section   : Allows you to darken or lighten the edges of the photo

Radius : Controls the thickness of the edge sharpening

Noise Reduction : Used to reduce digital noise when the photo is grainy due to too high an ISO number. The use of a tripod is STRONGLY recommended when it comes to a stationary subject, thus allowing us to lower the ISO to the lowest by increasing the exposure time of the camera.

Thanks to @Alex-Mn for these definitions.

B 13-  It is in this section that you will work the most, I reserve a part of this manual for this icon. You can play with the brightness, the sharpness of the image as well as its definition

B 14- Here we fall into section C

B 15- Corner corner corner corner Cropping the image.

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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