Knowing how to remaster photos on a Samsung Galaxy phone is the simplest way to make your pics really stand out.
This simple trick instantly boosts the looks of any photo — or even GIF — by removing shadows and reflections from the background, or smoothing out the appearance of skin.
The ability to remaster photos has actually been baked in to the best Samsung phones for a while now, though the introduction of One UI 5.1 — as first seen on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series — took it to the next level by allowing GIFs to get the remaster treatment too.
Any Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet with at least One UI 5.0 should have the 'remaster' feature built in already. Ready to spruce up your gallery? Here's how to remaster photos on a Samsung phone.
How to remaster photos on a Samsung phone
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1. Open your image and tap Remaster picture
Open the Gallery app and tap the photo or GIF you want to remaster so the menu icons at the bottom appear. Next, tap the three dots in the bottom-right then tap Remaster picture.
2. Preview the changes using the slider
After "Remastering picture..." appears for a few seconds, you'll see a preview of your remastered photo or GIF. You can see the changes by sliding the bar left and right to get an instant preview of your original file and the remastered version.
3. Share or save your remastered photo or GIF
You now have three options. Tap Share to instantly share your file. Tap Save to save your remastered file, overwriting the original one. Tap More, then select Save as copy to save your file as a copy, which will also retain the original version.
And that's all there is to remastering photos or GIFs on your Samsung phone. If you share a lot of pics on Instagram, Messenger, or WhatsApp, it's definitely a cool trick to have at your disposal.
Now you know how to remaster photos on your Samsung phone, take a look at our other Android guides, including how to check Android battery health and how to share files between Android and iPhone. Or if you've just picked up a new Android device, you could also check out how to transfer data from Android to Android.