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    Using camera apps

    Use camera apps to boost creativity and modify your photos and videos, and share with friends. You can create virtual scenes, panoramic photos, and more.

    Read about our camera apps on the Photo and video apps page.

    Creating with camera apps

    AR effect

    AR effect is the augmented reality app that lets you apply fantastical worlds to your photos or videos. You can add smileys, paper puppets, dinosaurs, and more.

    To take a photo or record a video with an AR effect

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon.
    2. Tap AR effect icon and select a scene.
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.

    Creative effect

    With the Creative effect app you can preset effects and color filters before taking a photo or recording a video.

    To take a photo or record a video with a creative effect

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon.
    2. Tap Creative effect icon.
    3. Swipe to browse filters, or tap a filter to preview the effect.
    4. Tap Apply creative effect icon to apply the filter and return to the camera screen.
    5. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.
    6. Tap Switch filter icon to switch filters.

    Sound Photo

    Record a background sound and take a photo at the same time with the Sound Photo app.

    To record a background sound with a photo

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon.
    2. Tap Sound-photo icon.
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to start recording and take a photo. The recording stops automatically.

    Panorama

    Use the Panorama app to take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon.
    2. Tap Sweep panorama icon.
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button.
    4. Move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

    Sticker creator

    With the Sticker creator app, you can create unique stickers from your favorite photos or viewfinder.

    Timeshift video

    You can record video at the high frame rate of 120 frames per second and then apply effects so you can play back parts or all of the video in slow motion.

    Style portrait

    You can use the Style portrait feature to apply touch-up effects to portrait photos as you take them, to ensure best results. You can also use the Magic beam setting to add a catchlight pattern for the eyes.

    To use the Style portrait feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon, and then select Style portrait icon.
    3. To display all styles, tap the style name that is currently selected, for example, Soft skin.
    4. To add more styles, tap More.
    5. Select the style you want to apply, and then tap Camera onscreen icon to take a photo.

    To use the Magic beam feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe screen to select Camera apps menu icon, then tap Style portrait icon > Magic beam icon.
    3. To apply an inside eye catchlight effect, select a customized pattern.

    Face in picture

    You can use the Face in picture mode to turn on the front and main cameras at the same time, so you can take a photo of yourself together with the subject.

    Timeshift burst

    The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two seconds—one second before and after you tap the on-screen camera button.

    To Use Timeshift Burst

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Camera apps menu icon, then select Timeshift icon.
    3. Take photos. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.
    4. Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo you want to save, then tap Save slow motion video icon.
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