Get a Better Camera on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

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Samsung Galaxy S3 has a nice eight megapixel camera. And the stock camera app is preloaded with cool features such as panorama, filters, smile shot, and best face. And your 8 MP camera can be put to an even better use with the help of third-party camera apps.

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    To add even more to your photographic arsenal, go to your stock camera app and find "A Better Camera".
    It is a collection of varied camera apps offered by the developer, Almalence. All its apps are placed into into a single app.
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    The app has a nice UI with features like self-timer, burst, low light, and it also add some of the more advances new features similar to the features of Samsung Galaxy S4, such as sequence mode, object removal, and group shot.
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    All in one, the app has 12 features and camera modes which includes:
    Night, Panorama, Burst, Self-Timer, Pre-shot, HDR, Single- Shot, Sequence, Video, Expo, and Group shot.
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    In the "Settings" menu, on A Better Camera, you can tweak each of the camera modes and modify the general settings as well.
    The options include subtracting or adding the amount of people in a group shot, changing the countdown settings for the self-timer, or modifying the number of images in a sequence photo.
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    A Better Camera has great features like Panorama, Object Removal, and Group Shot.
    Object Removal lets you capture a photo and delete an unwanted image or portion of the image. But sometimes the image can't be removed completely, but overall it works just fine.
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    Group Shot provides the option to take the best image of everyone in a group shot.
    As you take series of group photos, you will be able to put together the images and have the best photo.
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    While GS3 has Panorama mode, A Better Camera uses a bit of reality to improve your capture of the photo.
    The area flashes red where you need to get the camera then turns green when the photo is taken; it is somewhat similar to the photo Sphere mode in the stock Google camera. It works as well as that of the stock app, but the augmented reality of having your previous picture floating is great. Unfortunately, this feature is only applicable for a limited amount of photos. In order to use the premium features without limit, you have to unlock the premium version.
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    Unlocking the premium features:
    To get access to the premium features, go to settings menu then to the "Buy" page. Users who already have HD Panorama+ and HDR Camera+ will not need to buy those items again. Those two features will be unlocked for you.
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    You can unlock all the premium features (High-res Panorama, HDR mode, Object Removal, and Group Shot) for $5.95 or you can unlock each feature individually.
    Except when you hate the stock camera app on GS3 or you are an Android photographer, that may sound costly.
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    Having the camera icon on the lock screen is helpful, but there is also a trick to let you boot the camera more quickly.
    This is to hold the screen and rotate the S3 into landscape mode, and when on the lock screen, the camera opens up instantly and faster due to the new update.
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    Samsung has dialed back the not so used settings that are on the Galaxy S3.
    This means you get a slicker experience while trawling through the settings. You can even edit the placement of the icon to make it easier to find the functions you use most.
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    Samsung GS3 also has another added feature - a wand that lets you apply effects before shooting.
    It has change to filter colors, which means you can get great shots where only green and blue are displayed.
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    Burst mode runs well, capturing 20 photos in a row at around 10 per second.
    That is great if you are trying to capture a photo of all the motions of your cat doing a back flip.
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    Best Shot may also be used with burst mode.
    This lets the Samsung GS3 work on the best photo from the gallery. But you are limited to eight shots only.
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    The front-facing camera is great as a decent sensor.
    It has 1.9 MP, capable of capturing non-grainy self portraits and records in 720p video as well.
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    The other features, like Beauty mode, HDR mode, Smile Shot and Panorama, all provide excellent photo quality if you are fond of that kind of thing.
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    The options offered, speed with which you get shots of picture, and the sheer range of settings (exposure, contrast, white balance tweaks, ISO levels) all combine to make a hip camera that would be more than enough for many people.
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    To capture screen shots on Samsung Galaxy S3:
    Maybe you want a picture to remember your high score in a game, or even want to share the image. This can be done by holding down the home and power button at the same time, and a screen shot will be taken. After that, the screen shot will be saved in your gallery and you will get a notification at the top of your screen. You can share it through social networks by going to your Gallery, clicking the picture and pressing the "Share" button.
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    There is another method for taking screen shot on your Samsung Galaxy S3.
    Go to "Settings", press "Motion", scroll down to look for "Hand Motion", and then click on "Palm Swipe" to capture. To take a screen shot, swipe across the screen using your hand, and you should have taken a screen shot.
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    To use Share Shot on Samsung Galaxy S3, in the Camera app, press on the shooting mode button at the middle, then scroll down and click "Share Shot".
    Share Shot is a feature that quickly shares shots to nearby Samsung users. Let other Samsung users do the same, as long as they are within 100 meters from each other. The shared images will be stored in a Share Shot album on the GS3.
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    Share Shot can be useful if you are taking a group picture.
    As many of the members wants a copy of the picture, this provides a way to share the pictures to several phones after only a single phone actually took the group picture.
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