One of the highlights of the Galaxy A8+ is the dual front camera. As we mentioned above, this setup lets you snap awesome pictures with the bokeh effect. But is that all the phone is capable of? Of course not!
Similar to the Galaxy Note8's camera, you can adjust the background blur much later after you have clicked the picture. Just head over to Gallery, open the image and tap on the Adjust Background Blur option.
Just slide the slider as per your preference.
Cool Tip: You can tag pictures of your friends and contacts. Just tap on the tag icon at the top-right corner, choose the right person from your contact list and that's it.
2. Tap Screen to Take Selfies
Let's admit it, at times, the selfie button can be difficult to reach and pressing the volume button doesn't always produce great pictures. For one, you might end up with blurred images.
If you're familiar with the above drill, trust the selfie shortcuts to take care of it. Head over to Settings > Front Camera and tap on the card that says Shooting methods. Once in, tap on the option that says Tap screen.
Once enabled, all you need to do is to tap on the screen and your moment will be captured instantly.
When it comes to the camera interface, I absolutely admire Samsung phones. The ease with which you can flip through the multiple camera modes and filters makes it great to operate it with a single hand.
You can operate the phone with a single hand, thanks to the gestures.
Instead of reaching out to the various icons, all you need to do is a swipe. Swipe up for the front camera, whereas a left swipe will lead you to the camera modes.
If you have a huge group of friends, it's a little difficult to fit them all in a single selfie. That's when the Wide Selfies feature aka Wefies of the Galaxy A8+ comes in handy.
It takes three shots together. All you need to do is tap on the mode that says Wide Selfie and hit the shutter button. Gently swivel the camera in both the directions and you'll end up with a perfect panoramic selfie.
I discovered the awesomeness of the Food mode while I was using the Samsung Galaxy S8. Since then, it's one of my go-to modes whenever a Samsung phone lands on my lap. The good thing about it is that the mode works equally great for non-food items as well.
The Food mode works great for non-food items as well.
It catches the minute details of your subjects and gives a rich tone to the picture. So, the next time you want to capture an object with all the details, just swipe right, select Food, adjust the area of your focus and click away.
Cool Tip: If you don't want the sides to blur, click on the Focus icon at the top.
6. Add a Camera Mode Shortcut
If you love the camera modes just as I do, how about adding a shortcut to the home screen? Yes, the Galaxy A8+ comes with a nifty solution to add your favorite modes so that you can reach them quickly.
Swipe left to go the camera modes, tap on the three-dot menu and tap on the Add shortcut on home screen option. Simple!
These were some of the nifty tricks and tips using which you can up your photography game with the Samsung Galaxy A8+. While you are at it, don't forget to try out the Bixby Vision from the camera interface.
Is there a favorite feature of yours that we missed to include? Do let us know in the comments section below.