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How to customize One UI 4.1-based Camera settings for enhanced photography

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Being a smartphone user and a photoholic, I notice the first thing while purchasing a new smartphone is its camera quality and camera features. Smartphones nowadays offer various new camera features, Samsung isn’t different.

One UI 4.1 is currently the latest custom software system delivered by Samsung. Debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series last month, the new OS brings many new features that involve improvements for cameras as well, allowing us to capture DSLR-level pictures and videos right on our smartphones.

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While many users, especially the younger generation know most of the features and functionalities of their phones, others do not. They click pictures or capture videos every time with the default camera settings or the same camera mode and subsequently blame the camera quality.

Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera settings

However, for an enhanced photography experience, it’s very important to customize the settings of your smartphone’s camera. You may not understand it at once but when you understand you will find it very easy. Below we have mentioned all the camera settings that your Samsung One UI 4.1 device carries.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera settings

  • Open the Camera on your smartphone;
  • On the preview screen, tap on the Settings icon.
  • The following options will appear:

One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Intelligent features

  • Scene optimizer: Set the device to adjust the color settings and apply the optimized effect automatically depending on the subject or scene.
  • Shot suggestions: Set the device to suggest the ideal composition for the picture by recognizing the position and angle of your subject.
  • Scan QR codes: Set the device to scan QR codes from the preview screen.

Pictures

  • Swipe the Shutter button to: Select an action to perform when you swipe the camera button to the edge of the screen and hold it.
  • Picture formats: Select how you want to save pictures.
    • High-efficiency pictures: Take pictures in the High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF).
    • RAW copies: Set the device to save pictures as uncompressed RAW files (DNG file format) in pro mode. RAW files retain all of a picture’s data for the best image quality, but they will take up more memory. When using the RAW copies feature, each picture is saved in two formats, DNG and JPG.

One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Selfies

  • Save selfies as previewed: Set the device to save pictures as they appear on the preview screen when taken with the front camera without flipping them.
  • Selfie color tone: Set a tone to apply when you take selfies

Videos

  • Auto FPS: Set the device to record brighter videos in low-light conditions by automatically optimizing the frame rate.
  • Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake to reduce or eliminate blurry images resulting from camera shake while recording a video.
  • Advanced recording options: Set the device to use an advanced recording option.
    • Reduce file size: You can record videos in the High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) format. Your HEVC videos will be saved as compressed files to conserve the device’s memory.
    • HDR10+ videos: You can record videos in which each scene’s contrast and color are optimized.
    • Zoom-in mic: While recording a video, you can record sound from the zoomed-in direction at a higher volume.

One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Note:

  • You may not be able to play the HEVC videos on other devices or share them online.
  • Super slow motion and slow-motion videos cannot be recorded in the HEVC format.
  • To play the HDR10+ video properly, the device must support HDR10+

General

  • Auto HDR: Take pictures with rich colors and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
  • Tracking auto-focus: Set the device to track and automatically focus on a selected subject. When you select a subject on the preview screen, the device will focus on the subject even if the subject is moving or you change the camera’s position.

Note:

  • Tracking a subject may fail in the following conditions:
    • The subject is too big or too small.
    • The subject moves excessively.
    • The subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place.
    • Colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same.
    • The subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds.
    • The camera shakes excessively.
    • The video resolution is high.
    • When zooming in or out using the optical zoom
  • Gridlines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
  • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture.
    • GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
    • Your location may appear on your pictures when you upload them to the Internet. To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
  • Shooting methods: Select additional shooting methods for taking a picture or recording a video.
  • Settings to keep: Keep the last settings you used, such as the shooting mode, when you launch the camera.
  • Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate in certain situations, such as when you tap the camera button.

One UI 4.1 Camera settings

Privacy

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  • Privacy Notice: View the privacy notice.
  • Permissions: View the permissions required to use the Camera app.
  • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
  • About Camera: View the Camera app version and legal information.
  • Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions.

Note: Some features may not be available depending on the model.

Don’t forget to watch: 

Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera Update

Samsung regularly updates its Camera to provide users with seamless performance. The application is currently running on version 12.0.03.58. It doesn’t bring any new features but it has improvements to its basic functions that will further enhance the application performance in order to maintain the users’ experience.

To download this, open the Galaxy Store app and click the More option (three horizontal lines). Now enter the Updates section and click Samsung Galaxy Themes. Finally, tap on the Update button to install the fresh update. You can also get the direct link for the Samsung Camera 12.0.03.58 update here.

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5 ways to take screenshots on your Samsung One UI 4.1 phone

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If you are reading this, I am sure you are aware of the Screenshots. In today’s digital world, everyone who uses a smartphone captures screenshots whether it is a child studying in school or college, a working person, or a housewife.

Everyone has their own different reason for capturing screenshots. Taking, saving, and sharing screenshots can be extremely helpful. It lets you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others or reference later.

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Android offers many ways to take screenshots. Various phones have different methods to capture it, meanwhile, Samsung alone offers 5 different ways to take one. And here, in this article, we are going to discuss all of these.

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5 ways to take screenshots on Samsung

Use button combinations

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No matter which Samsung Galaxy phone you have, this method for taking a screenshot is the same, but it varies slightly depending on the model. Before you get one, you’ll need to locate the Power and Volume Down keys.

Typically, the volume keys are on the left and the power button is on the right. However, for some models, the positions of the keys may be reversed. Or, all the keys could be on the same side!

When you want to take a screenshot, just hold the Volume Down key and the Power key together. The screen will flash, indicating that a screenshot was captured.

Samsung Side keys

Use Palm Swipe

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On Samsung One UI 4.1, you can use a palm swipe to take a screenshot without even pressing a single button. To enable this method:

  • Go to Settings of your phone.
  • Select Palm swipe to capture.
  • Tap the switch next to ‘Palm swipe to capture.

Now you’ll be able to take a screenshot just by swiping the edge of your hand across your phone’s screen.

Use Scroll capture

Is that webpage too long to capture in just one screenshot? Scroll Capture lets you take multiple screenshots of a page and then merge them all into one big screenshot. In this way, you get the complete picture.

To use it:

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  • Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  • To take the screenshot, press the Power key and Volume down key simultaneously.
  • When the Smart capture menu appears, tap the Scroll capture icon – it looks like a downward arrow, and it will bounce up and down.
  • Then, tap the icon a second time to begin the scroll capture process.
  • Keep tapping the icon until it reaches the bottom of the page or your desired spot.
  • When you are done, simply tap outside of the Smart capture menu bar.

Do note that the smart capture icon will not appear unless you are on a large web page, app screen, or image that requires scrolling. It may not work on certain websites. On newer phones, you cannot turn Smart capture off. It’s always enabled.

Samsung Scroll Screenshot

Use your voice

If you have Bixby Voice or Google Assistant set up, you can take a screenshot with a simple voice command. Say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot,” and Bixby will capture what’s on your screen.

You can even string together complex commands and say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot, and share on Twitter.”

Use S Pen

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If you’ve always been using the S Pen with a compatible phone, why not take a screenshot of it too? The Screen Write feature of the S Pen makes it easy to take quick screenshots of whatever you are doing on the phone.

  • Remove your S Pen from your phone
  • Navigate to the screen you’d like to capture.
  • With your S Pen, tap the Air command menu icon
  • Then tap Screen write.
  • Your phone will automatically take a screenshot of the page you’re on.
  • Use the controls to write or draw on the screenshot if you’d like.
  • When you’re done, tap the Save icon to store the screenshot in Gallery.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen

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3 ways to recover deleted photos on your Samsung phone

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Accidentally deleted an important picture while freeing up storage space on your phone by deleting useless photos and videos? Don’t worry, Samsung One UI has the ability to recover deleted photos and videos.

With Samsung adding a Recycle Bin to One UI years ago, any photos or videos that are deleted are automatically moved to this location. Also, The company offers Samsung Cloud for saving photos and other files and you can access your gallery and other data through the website as well.

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I am here with 3 ways to recover lost photos on Samsung devices. All you need to do is follow these easy methods and one of these will get all your lost photos back on your device.

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Recover deleted photos on Samsung One UI

Using Gallery app

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Check your Trash: Samsung keeps deleted images and videos in the Trash for 30 days before they are deleted forever. To do this,

  • Open Gallery of your phone.
  • Tap Menu (three dots).
  • Select Trash.
  • Tap Edit.
  • Select photos you want to restore.
  • Finally, tap Restore.

How to Activate Trash?

Trash comes activated by default. In case it is not, navigate Gallery app >> Menu >> Settings >> Select Trash to turn on.

Using Google Photos

Check your Trash: Google keeps deleted images and videos in the Trash for 60 days before they are deleted forever. To do this,

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  • Head over to the Google Photos app.
  • Tap Library.
  • Select Trash.
  • Tap Select.
  • Select photos you want to restore.
  • Tap Restore.
  • Tap the pop-up to restore items.

Check your account:

Some photos may look like they disappeared because you are in a different account.
Check your signed-in account if it is the account you backed up your photos to? If not, sign out, and then sign in with the correct account.

Using Samsung Cloud

Samsung is switching to MS OneDrive for the Gallery sync feature using the cloud. Periodic backups are required to prevent unwanted data loss including photos and videos.

  • Navigate to Gallery.
  • Click on More (three-dots menu).
  • Enter Settings.
  • Tap Cloud sync.
  • Connect your Samsung and Microsoft accounts if needed.
  • Follow on-screen instructions until the sync has started.

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Use Galaxy Watch 4 as Camera Remote for your Samsung phone!

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Your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is capable of performing many tasks with ease. It is completely redesigned to provide you with the best tool to manage your day-to-day life, activities, wellness, and others.

You can use Google Maps, Samsung pay, play music, and many more on it. At the same time, you can also control your Samsung smartphone’s camera from your Galaxy Watch 4. Controlling the camera from your watch will let you view exactly what your phone is seeing.

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This feature will prove to be useful in situations where you have the smartphone on a tripod and you want to take a picture of yourself. It’s great for taking a group shot, so you can see what’s going on before you snap a photo. You can even tap in the frame to focus on the desired subject.

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Control Samsung Camera from Galaxy Watch 4

Camera controller app

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with Wear OS comes pre-installed with the Camera controller app. To use it, allow the different permissions. You will be prompted to install the app on your phone too, which is necessary for this feature to work.

How to control?

On your watch, navigate to the Camera Controller app. The Camera will automatically launch on your connected phone. Here’s how to use it for different camera actions:

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 camera controller

Take photos and videos:

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  • Point the phone’s camera to the desired location, and then tap Capture on the watch.
  • To record videos, you will need to switch to Video mode on your phone first, and then you can tap Record on your watch.
    • Some camera modes are not compatible with the Camera Controller app.

Switch camera orientation:

  • Swipe up or down from the bottom or top bezel to switch between the front and rear cameras.

Timer:

  • Tap the Timer icon to turn the timer on or off.

Preview:

  • You can view photos directly from your watch! Tap the Gallery icon next to the Capture icon to view your photo(s). A preview of the previous photo taken will display.

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