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For those of you who don't know (because you have your head shoved so far up Apple's ass ya can't see straight) the Samsung Galaxy S8 hit shelves today! The reviews have been both positive and negative, however the one general consensus that people seem to have landed on is that this phone has a KILLER f'in camera.
I'm not super into taking pictures of anything other than my dog, so this particular feature doesn't get my blood pumping quite as much as, say, an Instagram food blogger. Those people are insane. They'll do anything to get a quality food shot-rob a bank, steal a baby, not own an iPhone.
Anyway, with this camera being such a great hit, I went ahead and started searching the internet for some tips. Most of the time, none of us ever realize how great something is because we never take the time to research and then, GASP, actually READ ABOUT IT. I get it, I'm a very guilty party in that regard, but not today folks, NOT TODAY.
In accordance with The Verge, I hand-picked some pretty helpful tidbits in getting the most out of this bad boy.
Before we begin, here's how to access the camera:
Swipe up on the camera icon from the lock screen.
Tap the camera app icon on your home screen or app tray.
Double tap the power button on the side of the phone.
Again, there's a ton of different things you can do, I've chosen the ones I like best! I'm sure it varies from person to person, but here goes:
In Selfie mode, tap the little icon next to the bear for a small suite of face altering options. There are sliders for adjusting skin tone, the size of your eyes, and even a tool that adds a fake spotlight to your face.
Samsung has a bunch of interactive Snapchat-style face-tracking lenses and stickers built right into the stock camera app. Tap the little bear icon to access those. You can also access filters (a la Instagram) here, and there’s an iMessage-style store where you can download more kinds of image modifications.
You can turn on voice control in the settings menu, which will let you say words like “smile” or “cheese” or “record video.” Samsung really wasn’t kidding when it said it wants you to control the S8 with your voice.
Swipe up or down in the viewfinder area to quickly switch between the front and back camera.