Edit Pictures and Photos Using Samsung Galaxy S3 (SIII)

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With an 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, auto-focus, and LED flash camera, Samsung Galaxy S3's photo-capturing features makes it one of the mobile world's better camera phones. With different camera modes, you can take pictures that will suit the situation and scenario you are in. If you are the type of person who is particular about taking pictures, this may come as good news to you but if you are also the kind who wants to post-process photos through editing, you may find it a hassle to move the photos to your computer for editing purposes.

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Now, you can edit your photos directly from your device, thanks to the developers who worked hard in making mobile photo editors. Whether you want to delete something that should not be on your perfect photo, enhance the color effects of the background, focus more on your subject, or simply try to edit your photos, going through this whole article will help you get that better picture out of your so-so photo.

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Recommended photo editing applications

There are many photo editors available on Play Store. The following applications are Google's top photography capturing and editing applications. You can search for the titles of these applications on the Play Store or download them by clicking or tapping on their names within this article.

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  • Camera360 Ultimate has 8 available camera types that you can choose from: Easy Camera, Sony Camera, Effects Camera, Self-portrait Camera, Funny Camera, Tilt-shift Camera, Color-shift Camera and Audio Camera. It also has the Live Effects feature that enables you to see the effects in real-time, allowing you to instantly take great pictures with effects.
  • Photo Grid Collage allows you to create a collage out of your great pictures and share these works to your Instagram followers.
  • Moment Cam helps you to turn your pictures into caricatures. Turning yourself into cartoon can be really fun.
  • PicsArt features various editing tools and effects, so this photo editor can turn your good picture into awesome ones. The applications four main features: Photo Editor, Photo Camera, Drawing Tool, and Drawcam see to it that you can use this application on any situation.
  • Cymera - Having this application on your Galaxy S3 is like packing a DSLR and a photo editor on your device. With seven camera lenses, various filters and borders, beautifying effect, fun decorations and other editing tools, this application can be your one-stop camera app.
  • Pic Collage If you are not much into editing but is more into fun, having Pic Collage on your device may be more suitable for you. This application allows you to make a collage out of your photos, add stickers and texts, and share these collages to Pic Collage, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Perfect365 With a tag-line that states, "One-tap makes you look great!", this application lives up to its promise of quick and easy ways of making any picture into a "beauty queen" picture. With the makeup features, cleanup feature, enhancement feature and other editing tools, you will always have that perfect profile photo using this application.
  • Beauty Camera This application makes your picture more beautiful by smoothing your skin, removing spots, adjust the brightness and tones of your photo. Beauty Camera allows sharing to your social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Photo Editor A simple and easy to use application for editing photos. Photo Editor allows you to adjust colors, add effects and texts, switch to draw mode, and many other editing tools and features.
  • Pixlr Express is one of the easiest and quickest photo editors available. Hailed by Google as one of 2013's best applications, this application is worth a try. More on editing through this application will be discussed below.

How to edit photos on Samsung Galaxy S3 using Pixlr Express

The 10 photo editing applications mentioned above are the top recommended applications by Play Store. Though some of them offers unique features and tools, most of what they have are similar. Once you learn on how to use one application, using a different photo-editing app will be easy as one of Android application developers' main goals is to make an application easy to use. Since Pixlr Express is considered by Google to be one of the better photo-editing applications, then this article will focus on the said app. To edit photos on your Samsung Galaxy S3 using Pixlr Express, follow the procedures below:

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Download and install Pixlr Express

Follow the procedures below to download and install Pixlr Express on your Samsung Galaxy S3:

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    Go to the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S3.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon.
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    From the application list, tap on the Play Store icon.
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    From Play Store, search for "Pixlr Express".
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    Tap on the first result.
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    Tap on the "Install" download the application to your device.
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    Give the required permissions by the application by tapping on the "Accept" button.
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    Wait for the application to completely download.
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    When download is complete, the application will automatically install. Wait for the installation to be done.
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    You are done with downloading and installing Pixlr Express to your Galaxy S3. You can tap on the "Open" button or go to the application drawer and open the application from there.
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Edit photos and images using Pixlr Express

Follow the procedures below to edit photos and images using Pixlr Express on your Samsung Galaxy S3:

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    Go to the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S3.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    From the application list, tap on the "Pixlr Express" icon.
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    Choose a picture that you want to edit. You can choose to take a new picture or use an existing photo from your phone.
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    Start editing your picture. The following editing options are available:  
    1. Adjustment. Allows you to perform adjustments on your picture. There are several adjustment features including Contrast, Focal, Blur, Sharpen, Add image, Color and Auto Fix among others.
    2. Effect. This option will allow you to add effects on your picture. You can choose your effects from unicolor, vintage, creative, soft, subtle and more.
    3. Overlay. Allows you to add overlays on your picture to bring more drama and emotions to it.
    4. Borders. This option will allow you to put borders on your picture. There are a lot of borders available to choose from.
    5. Type. This will enable you to add text and messages to your pictures.
    6. Stickers. Choose from different themes available. You can choose themes from seasons, emotions and many more.
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    Save your work. Tap on the "Save" button to save your edited picture. You can choose from saving it to the gallery or share it to your social networks.
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    You have successfully learned how to edit pictures on your Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Questions and Answers

I need to know how to write on a pic?

I have a pic where I need to highlight a certain section for teaching purposes and I'm not sure how to circle this area

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    Download and install PicsArt Photo Studio.
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    Open PicsArt Photo Studio.
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    Tap on "Edit".
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    You may need to tap on "Photos". Select your picture.
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    Tap on "Edit". Tap on "Draw". You may need to scroll left or right to get to "Draw". Alternatively, tap on "Text" to add text.
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    Choose the icon with a circle and triangle. This is a shape selection button.
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    Select the shape. Add opacity if needed.
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    Select "Fill" to have a filled shape. Select "Stroke" to remove the fill. You will be able to change "Thickness" if you select "Stroke".
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    Tap on the checkmark icon to accept the changes. Tap on another checkmark icon to save the changes.
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    Tap on the share icon or save icon. This will either share your image or save it.
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Hi, just wanted to know how to install the photo editor for Galaxy S3 mini?

Photo editor for S3 mini is not in my phone. From where can I install it

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Hi, I'm still learning how to use my Chromebook and Galaxy S3. I want to add a pic to my status, but want to put a caption onto the photo so I can say something on the pic itself?

I don't know how to stat this any simpler than what I have already stated.

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Editing a photo you have already saved in Pixlr?

I actually have a Samsung Galaxy Core and use Pixlr. My question is, can you edit a photo on your phone that you have already saved? Specifically, I want to bold the text I have already added but it isn't clear to me how to do it. Can you tell me how to do this?. . Thank you.. I have tried: I have pushed all the buttons I can find including the Text button but it only allows me to create new text not edit text that is already there.. I think it was caused by: I don't know if the application allows this or how to put it into edit mode and select the already existing text

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How can I crop a saved image from my tablet so I can use it in a photomontage?

I need to make a photomontage for a project. I have several images that I have saved to my tablet from various sites. How do I crop the saved images so that I can send them to my e-mail to be printed off at office depo? I have a picture of one of my favorite authors, and I want to crop his head and make it small enough to paste inside a window frame. The article does not say if a saved image can be cropped. I have tried: I saved an image of Stephen King, and sent it to my email to crop it at office depo, but when I printed it, it was so big. I think it was caused by: They were having software issued so I was wondering if I could crop it using my tablet and then send it

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