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    People, selfies and smiling faces

    Faces in focus are indicated with a coloured frame. Tap any frame to select a face to focus on.

    Use Smile Shutter to automatically take a photo when a person smiles. If you are recording a video, a photo is taken each time a smile is detected.

    People, selfies and smiling faces

    Taking photos and videos of people

    • Consider the camera orientation. Use portrait for close-up photos, to fill the frame. Use landscape for close-up group photos, or to capture an object in the background.
    • Place the camera on a solid surface and use the self-timer Self timer icon to prevent blurred photos.

    To focus on another face

    • Before taking a photo or recording a video, tap one of the frames to select a face to focus on.

    To take a photo when someone smiles

    1. When using the camera, tap .
    2. Tap More > Auto-capturing or Auto-capturing (video) > Smile Shutter.
    3. Close the settings menu. The setting is saved for the capturing mode selected.
    4. When a smile is detected, the camera automatically takes a photo.

    To take a selfie

    1. When using the camera, select a photo or video capturing mode for your selfie.
    2. Tap Switch camera icon to activate the front camera.
    3. Tap Self timer icon if you want to use the self-timer.
    4. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a selfie.

    Turn on the Soft Skin Effect to soften skin tones when taking selfies.

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