Take Dual Shot In Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung's latest big thing, Samsung Galaxy S4, arrived with a lot of awesome, new features. I really like Samsung, not only because of their inventions, but also because they give their users something new in their flagship devices, unlike Apple. On the other end of the spectrum, Nokia offers something new in every model, and the Moto X can give you just about everything that a smartphone can offer. Nevertheless, we should go back to the Samsung Galaxy S4. In this article I am going to show you how to use the Dual Shot Option in the Galaxy S4 Camera.

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Requirements

You will need just one thing: A Samsung Galaxy S4, without any custom ROM.

Switch to Dual Shot mode and take Dual pictures using Galaxy S4

To start using dual shot on your Samsung Galaxy S4's camera, you need to switch to Dual shot mode first. Follow these procedures to enable dual shooting mode on your device:

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    Get to your Galaxy S4's Home screen by either pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key for a few times.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon (lower-right icon) to view your application menu.
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    From the application menu, open the Camera application by tapping on it.
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    You will now be taken to the camera app, which you can use to take photos.
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    Tap the "Dual" button on the top to enable Dual Mode and preview the picture.
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    Tap on the Camera button to take the dual shot.
    Your photo will be saved on the default / set storage folder for photos.
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    You are done with switching on Dual shot and taking Dual photos using your Galaxy S4.
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  • Note: Your phone will require you to be on Automatic mode before switching on to Dual mode. To switch to Automatic mode, you can tap on the Mode button to switch modes and tap on the Automatic button on the upper-right part of the screen to get back to Automatic mode.

Switch main and secondary cameras

To define, the main camera captures the bigger picture while the secondary camera takes the smaller inner picture. By default, your Back camera is the main camera and the front camera is the secondary. If you want to switch these cameras from main to secondary, then follow these procedures:

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  1. 1
    Get to your Galaxy S4's Home screen by either pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key for a few times.
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  2. 2
    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon (lower-right icon) to view your application menu.
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  3. 3
    From the application menu, open the Camera application by tapping on it.
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    You will now be taken to the camera app, which you can use to take photos.
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    Tap the "Dual" button on the top to enable Dual Mode and preview the picture.
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    Your phone is now in Dual shot mode, tap the "Switch camera" button to switch the main camera and secondary camera source.
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    You will now see that the previous inner picture has now become the main picture, while previous main picture is now smaller and is on the inside of the bigger one.
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    You have now learned how to switch your main and secondary camera.
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Resize the smaller picture

If you think that the default picture size of the inlet photo is too big or too small, you can adjust its size to a maximum of about 1/6 of the bigger picture or a minimum of about 1/16 of the main photo. To resize your photo, follow these procedures:

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  1. 1
    Get to your Galaxy S4's Home screen by either pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key for a few times.
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  2. 2
    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon (lower-right icon) to view your application menu.
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  3. 3
    From the application menu, open the Camera application by tapping on it.
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  4. 4
    You will now be taken to the camera app, which you can use to take photos.
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  5. 5
    Tap the "Dual" button on the top to enable Dual Mode and preview the picture.
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    Tap on the inner picture once to show its outline.
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    Once the outlines are shown, tap and hold on one of the four tips and drag it outer to make the picture larger or inner to make it smaller.
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    You have now learned how to resize the smaller picture of your Galaxy S4.
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Things to note about dual shot

  • Dual Shot photos are like standard Samsung Galaxy S4 photos. You can edit photos on your S4 using the same procedures as you do with normal photos.
  • Dual Shot only works on automatic mode. You cannot other modes when you are in dual shot. Dual shot requires you to have the Automatic mode enabled on your phone to enable its use. You cannot tap on the Dual shot button if you are on other modes, and you want to get to dual mode, you need to tap again the "Mode" button located on the lower-left part of your phone's screen and change the mode to Automatic by tapping on the "Automatic" button on the upper-right part of your phone's screen.
  • Dual Shot may drain your battery faster than other shooting modes. Since you are using your front camera and back camera, battery usage when compared to single camera mode will be higher and will deplete your battery faster.
  • You cannot resize the smaller picture once saved. You cannot resize the smaller picture once you have saved your photo. Make sure that you have resized it prior to taking the dual shot.

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Once you have taken a dual shot picture?

Can you edit OUT the Postage stamp picture so you just have the original big picture without the selfie??

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