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Editing your photos and videos

Editing your photos and videos

Rotating a photo

  1. In Gallery, tap My phone.
  2. Browse to the photo that you want to edit.
  3. While viewing the photo in full screen, tap the photo, and then tap Edit > Rotate left or Rotate right.

Cropping a photo

  1. In Gallery, tap My phone.
  2. Browse to the photo that you want to edit.
  3. While viewing the photo in full screen, tap the photo, and then tap Edit > Crop. You’ll see a crop box around the photo.
  4. You can:
    • Drag the crop box over the part of the photo you want to crop.
    • Press and hold the edge of the crop box. When directional arrows appear, drag your finger inward or outward to resize the crop box.
  5. Tap Save.
The cropped photo is saved as a copy. The original photo remains unedited.

Adding photo effects

  1. In Gallery, tap My phone.
  2. Browse to the photo that you want to edit.
  3. While viewing the photo in full screen, tap the photo, and then tap Edit > Effects.
  4. Tap an effect to apply to the photo.
  5. Tap Save.
The enhanced photo is saved as a copy. The original photo remains unedited.

Adding custom photo effects

Are the existing photo effects not exactly what you are looking for? You can make your own photo effects in Gallery.
Note: You can only add effects to photos that are stored locally.
  1. In Gallery, tap My phone.
  2. Browse to the photo that you want to edit.
  3. Tap the photo, and then tap Edit.
  4. Tap Effects.
  5. Press and hold the effect you want to customize and drag it to Custom.
    Note: You can also press and hold an effect and then drag it to a new location.
  6. On the Custom Effects screen you can:
    • Make changes to the effect by adjusting filters such as exposure, saturation, white balance, and more.
    • Use the slider bars on selected filters to adjust the intensity of the effect.
    • Rearrange filters to modify the effect. Press and hold the filter you want to move. Then drag it to a new position.
    • Remove filters. Press and hold the filter you want to remove. Then drag it to Remove.
    • Tap to add more filters and create a more complex effect.
  7. Tap Done to apply the effects to your photo.
    Tip: To save your custom effects for future use, tap Save Preset.

Trimming a video

Remove unwanted scenes from a video you recorded on HTC Desire X.
  1. In the Gallery app's Album or Events view, go to the video that you want to edit.
  2. While viewing the video, tap More > Trim.
  3. Drag the two trim sliders to the part where you want the video to begin and end.

    As you drag a slider, you'll see time markers and video frames. The one in the middle is your start or end frame.

  4. Tap to preview your video.
  5. Tap .
The trimmed video is saved as a new file. The original video remains unedited.
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