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Enhancing Pictures in Your Android Smartphone

     Smartphones come equipped with good camera quality and camera app that enable in capturing decent pictures. Our Smartphones have replaced our point and shoot cameras. Even though our Android Smartphones are often equipped with camera apps but it won’t hurt if you discover some tips for better picture editing.

Through this article you will discover some useful tips for picture editing that are already there in your Android powered Smartphone:

Setting Filters

We all are familiar with the various filtering options that Instagram offers us but you do not need this app for filtering anymore. Your Android phone is now well equipped for carrying out the same functionality. Go to the picture that you want to edit and tap on the Edit button; you will be directed to Filters. From here you can select various filters as Android smartphones are offered with as many as 9 different filters from which you can choose from. You will be easily able to give your picture a retro effect and will be able to create a modern look if you want. After choosing appropriate filter for your picture click ‘Save’ and your picture transforms instantly.

Border up

After setting filter to your picture the next best option is to set border to it. This not only enhances the picture visually but also makes it more appealing to an onlooker. The gallery app by Android offers you 11 options for setting borders. Go to ‘Borders’ and check out various borders to select the one that you want to apply. If you want to create a dramatic effect then you can even apply multiple borders to your picture by re-editing, when you are done hit ‘Save.’


Often, while clicking a picture you hurriedly just hit the capture button and then later on realize that there is something that shouldn’t have been in the frame. While going through your picture you might come across many such pictures that you feel could have been better shot if only that blotch of thumb or extra could just be left out. All this can be easily eliminated by using the Crop tool that Android offers within its camera app.

Go to the Gallery app->Settings->Crop; the crop tool appears like two handlebars that seem like L shapes, these are adjustable manually by dragging. As you drag the placeholders you will see that an outline box appears indicating the portion that is left out. You can even set the aspect ratio of cropping a picture according to what you want, after doing so hit the ‘Save’ button.

Picture effects

Even after clicking perfect picture you might wonder how you can add that zing to your pictures by enhancing it further. Well, the answer is simple like why not add some effects like straighten or tilt a bit to make it look more interesting from different angles. You can perfectly align your pictures by making relevant changes.

After applying crop tool you will see the option of ‘Straighten’ within the editing toolbar, use this option if you want to set the picture straight. You just need to swipe up and down until you achieve the relevant affects.

Another thing that you can do is to apply the rotate effect from the given tools, either rotate left or right as you wish, now save to apply the effect.

All the above given tips will help you to enhance the pictures in your Android Smartphone. These are simple and easy to apply without having to install any additional software or app as the editing software is native to the OS.

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Brooke M. Perry is an ardent technician associated with Qresolve computer security, with wide experience of fixing issues with PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. With a strong track record of devising effective ways of"> android tablet support and system security, she has so far helped thousands of users across the globe.

Posted on 2013-12-06, By: *

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