Use Story Album and Create Your Own Albums on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Story Album is an app for Samsung Galaxy S4 that allows you to create albums based on themes. You can apply different designs and layouts for the album and have it printed online. This article will cover all areas concerning this neat little feature on your phone.

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Set up and Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Go to your phone's home screen and tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    You will now be taken to the Apps list.
    Look for the "Story Album" icon
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    and tap on it.
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    You will now be taken to the initial page.
    There you will see a little description of what the application is for. Tap on "Next" to proceed.
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    The second page will tell you that you can print your albums as hard copy photo books.
    Tap on "Start" to proceed.
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    Since this will be the first time you use the application, it will prompt you to choose to create an album from the gallery or through tag information.
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    After you select one, you are done with the initial setup of your Story Album.
    The next time you open the application, you will be taken to the album's list screen. You need to tap on the "Create Album" button
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    (upper-right button on the screen) to create an album.
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Knowing the Story Album Application Settings of Samsung Galaxy S4

Before proceeding with creating your own Story Album, knowing the settings and how they work will help you create a better album. Once you open the Story Album app, you will be taken to the Album list page. From that page, press the "Menu" button

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(lower-right soft key) to view the following options:

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    Delete - Tapping on this option will allow you to delete an album of your choice.
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    Change View - Tapping on this option will allow you to change how you view your album list (thumbnail view or timeline view).
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    Import - Tapping on this option will import your albums and photos from your Galaxy S4's internal storage or from an SD card.
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    Help - Tapping on this option will take you to the help files of the application.
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    Settings - Tapping on this option will allow you to change any of the following sub-options:
     
    1. Home City - Tapping on this option will allow you to enter your current home city. When you are detected to be away from your home city, the application will detect that you are travelling and will suggest creating albums that are trip-related.
    2. Event Albums - When turned on, this option will suggest an event album when it detects you are taking many pictures consecutively with similar backgrounds. You can tap on the events album to set the number of photos taken before an events album is suggested. This option has a slider to turn it on
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      and off
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    3. Travel Albums - When turned on, this option will suggest a travel album when it detects that you are away from your home city. You can tap on "Travel albums" to set the number of photos taken before a travel album is suggested. This option has a slider to turn it on
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      and off
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    4. Facebook Check-Ins - Tapping on the check box for this option will allow you to add your Facebook* check-ins to your albums. *Requires a Facebook account link.
    5. City Information - Tapping on the check box for this option will add city information to your albums.
    6. Weather - Tapping on the check box for this option will add current weather information to your albums.
    7. Location - Tapping on the check box for this option will add maps to albums.
    8. People - Tapping on the check box for this option will add tagged contact's information to albums.
    9. Shake to Refresh Layout - Tapping on the check box for this option will allow you to use the "shake to update" gesture to update the album list page.
    10. Notification - Tapping on the check box for this option will allow you to set Story Album to give notifications when albums are suggested.
    11. Tag Buddy - Tapping on the check box for this option will allow you to tag contacts when you are viewing photos in an album.
    12. Group Similar Pictures - Tapping on the check box for this option will allow you to group similar pictures onto one single page.
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Knowing the Album-Specific Settings of Samsung Galaxy S4

After learning the functions of each option in the application's settings, you also need to familiarize the settings you can find in the album. To do that, you need to open your Story Album app and tap on an existing album. From that page, press the "Menu" button

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(lower-right soft key) to view the following options:

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    Edit Title - Tapping on this option will change the title for the chosen story album.
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    Change Theme - Tapping on this option will allow you to change the theme of the chosen story album.
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    Change Cover Image - Tapping on this option will allow you to change the cover image for the chosen story album.
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    Slideshow - Tapping on this option will allow you to view the album as a slideshow.
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    Share Via - Tapping on this option will allow you to share the chosen story album via Bluetooth®, Email, Gmail™, Messaging, or WiFi Direct™.
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    Print - Tapping on this option will allow you to print the chosen story album wirelessly to a Samsung printer.
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    Order Photo Book - Tapping on this option will allow you to order a printed copy of the selected photo album.
    More on this will be discussed below.
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    Delete Album - Tapping on this option will allow you to delete the chosen story album.
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Create an Album from the Gallery on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Go to your phone's home screen and tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    You will now be taken to the Apps list.
    Look for the "Story Album" icon
    Story album Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    and tap on it.
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    You will now be taken to the album list screen.
    You need to tap on the "Create Album" button
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    (upper-right button of the screen) to create an album.
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    The "Create Album" prompt will pop up, asking for the method on how you want to add pictures; choose "From Gallery".
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    The list of galleries will show.
    Tap on the gallery containing the photos that you want to add
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    The pictures contained in the chosen gallery will now show.
    You need to mark each image that you want to add to the new story album. Tap on an image to mark it, or tap on it again to unmark it.
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    After choosing all the pictures, tap done.
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    You will now be taken to the "Create Album" page, tap on the "Title" tab and input your desired album title.
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    Enter your desired title and tap "Done."
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    Tap on the "Theme" tab to choose the desired them for your Story Album.
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    You will now be taken to the "Select Theme" page where you can choose the theme for your Story Album.
    Tap "Done".
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    Tap on the "Cover Image" tab to choose the desired cover image for your story album.
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    You will now be taken to the "Select Cover" page.
    Choose your desired cover image by tapping on it.
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    You will be shown your new Story Albums' front page.
    Tap on "OK" to proceed, or "Cancel" to change details.
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    You will go back to the "Create Album" page.
    Tap on the "Create Album" button once you have set your desired album details.
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    You have just successfully learned how to create a story album from your phone's gallery.
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Create an Album from the Tag ID Information on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Go to your phone's home screen and tap on the "Apps" icon
    Apps Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
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    You will now be taken to the Apps list.
    Look for the Story Album icon
    Story album Icon on Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    and tap on it.
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    You will now be taken to the album list screen.
    You need to tap on the "Create Album" button
    Create album Done initial start page Setup and use the application - Use Story Album on Samsung Galaxy S4.PNG
    (upper-right button of the screen) to create an album.
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    The "Create Album" prompt will show, asking for the method how you want to add pictures; choose "By Tag Information"
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    You will be taken to a page where you will be asked to choose the tag type that you want to add from the story album.
    There are three tag types: location, people and time. Choose one. For this example, we will choose "People".
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    Tags with people on it will be shown.
    Mark each picture tag that you want to add to the story album and tap on "Done". Note: A picture with a tag "My Dad" contains all pictures that contain a tag ID: My Dad.
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    You can repeat steps 5 and 6 to add more tag types.
    Tap on minus sign
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    to remove a tag type from the story album.
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    When you are done selecting the tag types, tap on the "Find Pictures" button located on the middle-right part of the screen.
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    You will now be taken to the "Create Album" page, tap on the "Title" tab and input your desired album title.
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    Enter your desired title and tap "Done".
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    Tap on the "Theme" tab to choose the desired them for your story album.
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    You will now be taken to the "Select Theme" page, where you can choose the theme for your story album.
    Tap "Done".
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    Tap on the "Cover Image" tab to choose the desired cover image for your Story Album.
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    You will now be taken to the "Select Cover" page.
    Choose your desired cover image by tapping on it.
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    You will be shown your new Story Albums' front page.
    Tap on "OK" to proceed, or "Cancel" to change details.
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    You will go back to the "Create Album" page.
    Tap on the "Create Album" button once you have set your desired album details.
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    You have just successfully learned how to create a story album from your phone's tag ID information.
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Purchase a Hard Copy of your Album on Samsung Galaxy S4

Once you are done creating your album, you can purchase a hard copy. You can order a copy of your photo book by following the procedures below:

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    Go to your phone's home screen and tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    You will now be taken to the Apps list.
    Look for the "Story Album" icon
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    and tap on it.
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    You will now be taken to the Album List screen.
    Tap on the photo album you want to have printed.
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    From that page, press the "Menu" button
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    (lower-right soft key) to view the available options
    .
    Locate the option
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    "Order Photo Book".
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    You will be asked for some information.
    Enter the required information and you should be able to order the hard copy of your story album.
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    You have just successfully learned how to buy a hard copy of your album on your phone.
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Questions and Answers

Slide Show feature on Samsung S4?

I would like to turn off the slide show feature of my story album. How do I shut it off?

You can shut it off by going to your album and pressing the menu button. Once there, you can simply select slideshow in order to have it run, or to stop it from running on the album.

How do I resize photos for my story book album on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and how do I switch view modes portrait to landscape?

I do not know how to use story album on my phone. I'm trying to make a scrapbook with different photos. Some photos are too large to fit on a page so I would like to shrink them to fit, how can I do that. Also how do I reposition photos to where I want them.

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For the Samsung Galaxy S4, can I sort pictures within a Story Album or Slideshow by picture file name? The only option I see is by date, presumably the picture taken date?

For the Samsung Galaxy S4, can I sort pictures within a Story Album or Slideshow by picture file name? The only option I see is by date, presumably the picture taken date. I need this option because I have organized the pictures by numerical file names (example 100.jpg, 101.jpg, 102.jpg, etc), as the picture taken date is very misleading because many of the electronic photos are scans of the original hard copy photos or projector slides (via my home scanner). So although the picture could have been taken back in 1970, the scan of the hard copy is 2014 ........ thus skewing the real time line!

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Is story album available on Samsung Galaxy Note3 Neo?

I need to know if the story album app is available on Samsung Galaxy Note3 Neo.

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Story album is not providing other options for payment?

It provides only one option for payment i.e. credit card. I don't use credit card so is there any other option for the payment like cash on delivery?

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This is regarding the Story Album App. I just noticed that it is off my Galaxy 4 and all my Albums are gone. When I went to Play Store it is no longer free so I bought it but when I started to use it, it was totally different. It let me do pictures under the albums but no choices for how the albums were to look. I then canceled the app and got a refund from Google. My husband also has a Galaxy 4 and it is still the same as mine was originally. Can you help me get back to the original Story Album?

Original Story Album App see the details under your question

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Hi. When my album has been created can it then be sent somewhere for printing?

Wondering if this is just a "viewer" or whether albums can get printed?

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My phone just updated. How do I get the application to open?

Now I cannot open the photo albums I had created in Story Album. I keep getting a message that Story Album has stopped

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Can you add additional photos to an existing album?

Have albums that I missed adding some photos. Can I add them later?. I have tried: Nothing yet. Just asking

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My phone model number is GT-193001 but I cont to install this program to it?

My phone model number is GT-193001 but I cont to install this program to it .

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