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15 smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery app tips

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Samsung smartphones come with the company’s in-house Gallery app. Samsung Gallery app stands out with tons of editing tools, organization options, and a neat OneDrive integration. Meanwhile, it has been further improved with the all-new Object eraser and other editing tools in One UI 4.1.

Among various new features, One UI 4.1 Photo Remastering is the most notable change. It lets you improve the quality of dark, out-of-focus, or low-resolution images. It reduces blur, eradicates noise, and also increases the resolution of your images, and more.

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There’s a lot to do with your Galaxy phone’s Gallery app. Here I’m going to give you some smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery tips that will change the way you use your phone’s Gallery.

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Smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery tips

Enable Samsung Gallery Labs:

Gallery Labs is a hidden menu and can be enabled in a similar style ad Developer options. It has some experimental features in Samsung Gallery.

  • Open Samsung Gallery.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom-right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and head over to About Gallery.
  • Repeatedly tap the Gallery version (the numbers, not the word “Gallery”) 7-8 times.
    • You should see a toast notification saying that Gallery Labs has been enabled.
  • Go back to Gallery settings.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list where you should see the Gallery Labs option.

Move photos to Secure Folder:

Samsung Secure Folder keeps your private photos, videos, files, apps, and data safe and secure. The service also allows you to add a passcode or biometric lock to keep your data safe from any others eyes.

  • Select the photos, videos, or albums that you want to move to Secure Folder.
  • Tap the More button in the bottom navigation drawer.
  • Select the Move to Secure folder option.

If you are using it for the first time, you will have to set up a Secure Folder by granting it the necessary permissions and entering a password/pattern/PIN lock.

Give Object Eraser a shot:

With One UI 4.1 Object Eraser, users can now easily remove not only background disturbances but also shadows in the subject or reflections in the picture.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app from which you want to remove an object.
  • Tap the Pencil icon from the bottom toolbar to enter into editing mode.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Object eraser.
  • Tap or draw on the object that you want to remove from the photo.
    • You can erase shadows and reflections by selecting the appropriate option.
  • Tap Erase to see the results.

Spot color allows you to turn a photo black and white, with only some specific parts or objects remaining in color. This can be used to make certain subjects pop in a photo.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app from which you want to re-color an object.
  • Tap the Pencil icon from the bottom toolbar to enter into editing mode.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Spot color.
    • The photo is automatically converted into black and white.
  • Tap on an object that you want to be in color.
    • The changes will also be applicable for all objects or subjects of the same color in the photo.
    • You can use the Remove color or Erase color options to remove them from unwanted objects.
  • Tap Done to apply the changes.
  • Select Save from the top right corner to save the photo.

Samsung Gallery makes it easy to view the Exif (Exchangeable image file format) data of the photos and videos you shoot. You can even edit this data if you wish. To view the Exif data like resolution, size, and geotagged location, simply open a photo or video and swipe up.

  • Tap the arrow near the EXIF data in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • You’ll see a more detailed look at the EXIF data.
  • Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  • Change the date, time, file name, and the geotagged location of the file.
  • Select Save when done.

Hide private albums:

New folders containing photos and videos on your phone appear as a new album in the Gallery app, including folders created by third-party apps. If you want to keep your gallery clean and organized, you can hide unwanted albums and folders.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the top right corner.
  • Tap hide or unhide albums.
  • Toggle the albums/folders you want to hide.
    • You cannot hide some folders like Camera and Screenshots.

Drag and drop photos content between albums:

If you have more than one folder or album in Samsung Gallery, you can move media files between them with a simple drag and drop gesture.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Select multiple photos and videos and long press on them.
  • This will bring up the list of available folders or albums in a sidebar on the left.
  • Drag and drop the items to the desired folder.

Samsung offers native OneDrive integration in its Gallery app. If you’re already subscribed to Microsoft 365, you can take advantage of 1TB of OneDrive space and back up all your photos and videos.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot hamburger menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Select Sync with OneDrive.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions and then tap Connect.
  • Proceed to connect your Samsung and Microsoft accounts.
    • You’ll need to sign in to your Samsung account if you have not already done so.
    • Then log in with your Microsoft account.
  • Now, all photos and videos in your Gallery are automatically backed up to OneDrive.

Accidentally deleted an important picture while freeing up storage space on your phone by deleting useless photos and videos? Don’t worry, Samsung Gallery has the ability to recover deleted photos and videos for up to 30 days.

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

You can add a portrait effect to photos after taking a shot. This feature works best with selfies and your mileage may vary with shots taken with the primary rear camera.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select the Add portrait effect option.
    • Samsung Gallery will then analyze the photo and automatically add the blur effect.
    • A slider will be shown which you can use to adjust the blur intensity.
  • Tap Apply when done to save the changes.
    • Alternatively, you can keep the original photo unmodified by using the Save as copy option from the 3-dot menu in the top right.

Remaster your photos:

Samsung Gallery app has remaster option to tweak your photos.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select the Remaster picture option.
    • The photo will be analyzed and a before/after will be shown so that you can easily make out the differences.
  • If you like the changes, tap Save.
    • You can save the edited photo as a separate copy by tapping More and selecting the Save as copy option.

Use a photo in Samsung Gallery as your custom wallpaper:

You can set any photo that you like as your phone’s home screen, lock screen, or Always-On Display wallpaper directly using Samsung Gallery.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app followed by the photo you want to set as wallpaper.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Set as wallpaper.
    • Now select where you want to set the wallpaper: Home screen, Lock screen, Always On Display, Call background or Watch face.
    • Depending on your option, a preview will be shown where you can adjust the crop.
  • Confirm your action when done.

Bixby Vision:

Samsung is a useful Google Lens-like feature that’s baked into Samsung Gallery. You can use Bixby Vision to identify objects in your photos or even copy text from images.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app followed by a photo of your choice.
  • Tap the Bixby Vision icon located in the middle of the toolbar on the top.
    • Bixby will then scan the photo to find text or subjects.
    • If text is detected in the photo, you can copy, translate or search for it on the web.
    • You can view similar images on Pinterest by tapping the Find icon at the bottom.

Samsung Gallery can analyze your photos and recommend changes like adding portrait effects, remastering them to enhance their look, and deleting duplicate photos to free up space.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the hamburger menu button located in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Suggestions.
    • Recommendations for various photos on your phone will be shown here.
    • You can tap on a suggestion to read more about the recommended changes.
    • A before/after comparison will also be shown for comparison purposes.
  • Proceed to Save the photo if you like the changes.
    • You can also directly share the edited photo or remove the changes.

View a photo landscape mode without rotating your Samsung Galaxy phone:

You don’t need to enable auto-rotate to view a photo in landscape mode in the Samsung Gallery app. Simply tap the Rotate button in the Gallery’s image viewer to switch to landscape view or vice versa. It is a useful feature to have since it does not affect the system’s auto-rotate setting.

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Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices

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One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.

The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.

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To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:

  • Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
  • Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
  • Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
  • Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.

You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.

The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.

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One UI 6.1: How to activate voice input feature on your keyboard

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With the release of One UI 6.1, Samsung has introduced a slight yet significant change to its keyboard interface, mainly related to the voice input feature. Users who are familiar with this feature button may now be puzzled by its new location.

The voice input button is a useful tool for dictating text messages or commands. It has been moved to the left side of the navigation bar with One UI 6.1. If you’re struggling to find it, then following a few steps will restore your voice-typing capabilities.

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First, make sure the keyboard button display is enabled.  To do that, visit Settings >> General Management >> Keyboard list and default >> Keyboard button on the navigation bar >> Tap on the toggle to enable it.

Once the keyboard button appears on the navigation bar, you can easily switch to voice input. Simply open the keyboard input window, tap the keyboard icon on the navigation bar, and select ‘Voice input’ from the available options.

This minor change is part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance the user experience by optimizing accessibility and convenience. By following these steps, you will continue to enjoy the seamless functionality of voice input on your device.

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Circle to Search: Hidden tricks for screen search on Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8

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One of the most innovative features that Google introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked event is Circle to Search. This feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8 series, which enhances the smartphone’s functionality and performance.

Circle to Search enables users to search their screen by drawing a circle over the text or image that they want to search. It can be activated by long-pressing on the home button or navigation bar and then using a finger to draw a circle around the desired content. A search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, displaying relevant results from Google.

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However, some content may be too small or hidden by the search bar. In such cases, Circle to Search offers some solutions.

  • Users can move the search bar to the top of the screen by dragging it with one finger.
  • Users can also zoom in or out on the screen by using a two-finger pinch gesture.

These features are not widely announced, but they are very useful for selecting content that is difficult to see or reach.

Circle to Search is a useful feature that allows users to search their screen without leaving the current app. It can be used to look up words, definitions, translations, images, videos, news, and more. It also allows users to copy or share the selected content with a simple tap.

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