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Editing your photos

Editing your photos

Make your pictures even better. Gallery has an array of editing tools that let you crop, rotate, apply and create photo effects, and much more to your photos.
  1. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Open the photo you want in full screen, tap it, and then tap Edit.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • Tap Effects to apply a special effect filter to the photo.
    • Tap Frames to add a decorative frame to the photo.
    • Tap Retouch to make a portrait shot even better with red eye removal, skin smoothing, and more.
    • Tap Tools to draw, rotate, crop, flip, or straighten the photo.
  4. Tap Done > .
  • To save and share the edited photo, tap .
  • Except for when applying rotation, edited photos are saved as copies of the original.

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. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Open the photo you want in full screen, tap it, and then tap Edit.
  3. Tap Effects.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Tap Done > .

    The edited photo is saved as a copy. The original photo remains unedited.

    Tip: To save your custom effects for future use, tap Save Preset and enter a name for the effect. Then tap to save and apply the effect.
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