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    Using various capturing modes

    Use the capturing modes to take more creative photos and videos, and share them with your friends. You can create virtual scenes, panoramic photos, and more. You can also use capturing modes provided by Google.

    AR effect

    AR effect is the augmented reality app that lets you apply fantastical worlds to your photos or videos, and to create avatars and stickers.

    Image of using a camera app.

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

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
    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, tap Mode.
    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.

    Panorama

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

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
    2. Tap (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.

    Portrait selfie

    Portrait selfie allows you to take better-looking selfies.

    Portrait selfie overview

    (Bokeh icon)

    Applies a blurring effect around a person

    (Soft skin icon)

    Softens skin tones

    (Skin brightness icon)

    Brightens skin tones

    (Eye enlargement icon)

    Enlarges eyes

    (Slender face icon)

    Makes your face look slimmer

    To take a selfie with Portrait selfie

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode > (Portrait selfie icon).
    2. Tap the icon for the effect you want to apply, and drag the slider to adjust the effect. If desired, adjust the other effects in the same way.
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo.

    Hint

    You can save your portrait in the same direction as the preview by tapping (Mirror icon) > On.

    Slow motion videos

    The Slow motion video mode adds powerful effects to your videos. The Slow motion effect is added after a video is recorded at normal speed.

    Note

    Good lighting conditions are essential when you record slow motion videos.

    To add slow motion effect after recording a video

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
    2. Tap (Slow motion icon).
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to record a video.
    4. Tap (Stop button) to stop recording.
    5. Drag the blue circles to where you want the slow motion effect to appear.
    6. Tap (Save slow motion video icon) to save the video(s).
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