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How to Remove Shadow or Reflection From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

by Pankil Shah
How to Remove Shadow or Reflection From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

The presence of distracting shadows or reflections in a photo can diminish the overall impact of your visual storytelling on Instagram or another platform. Fortunately, you don’t need advanced photo editing skills or follow complicated steps to fix your photos. The photo editor on your Samsung Galaxy phone can help remove shadow, reflection, and light glare from photos with just a few taps. Let’s see how.

How to Remove Shadow From a Photo on Samsung Galaxy Phones

The built-in photo editor in the Samsung Gallery app offers several useful options to enhance your images. In addition to the basic photo editing features, it also includes an object eraser that can automatically detect and remove shadows from any photo on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Here’s how to use it.

1. Open the photo from which you want to erase the shadow. Tap the pencil icon at the bottom to edit it.

Edit Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

2. Switch to the Tools tab (four circles) and select the Object eraser option.

Object Eraser in Samsung Galaxy Phone

3. Tap the Erase shadows option. Wait for the app to detect and remove the shadow from your photo and tap Done in the bottom right corner. 

Erase Shadows From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

4. Tap Save at the top.

Tip: If you don’t overwrite the photo, tap the kebab menu (three-dot icon) and select Save as copy.

Remove Shadows From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

How to Remove Reflection or Light Glare From a Photo on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Erasing reflection or light glare from photos isn’t too different from removing shadows on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Here are the steps you can follow.

1. Open the photo with glare or reflection and tap the pencil icon at the bottom to edit it.

2. Switch to the Tools tab (four circles) and select the Object eraser option.

3. Tap the Erase reflections option. Once removed, tap Done

Erase Reflection From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

4. Tap Save in the top corner.

Remove Reflections From Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phone

Tips to Avoid Light Glare While Taking Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phones

While the photo editor on your Samsung Galaxy phone makes it easy to remove light glare from your photos, the tool isn’t perfect. In some cases, it may fail to detect light glare or only partially remove it. Hence, it’s best to employ the following tips to avoid light glare while capturing photos on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

1. Remove Lens Protector

While camera lens protectors offer valuable protection against scratches, they can sometimes introduce unwanted light glare in your photos. This can happen if the lens protector isn’t applied properly, contains bubbles, or is worn out.

Try removing any lens protector from your Samsung Galaxy phone’s camera lens and see if that reduces or removes glare.

2. Clean the Lens

Sometimes, it’s the simplest solution that you overlook. Dirt and smudges on your Samsung phone’s camera lens can sometimes cause photos to appear with glare. To avoid this, it’s best to clean the camera lens regularly or before taking photos.

Use a soft microfiber cloth and wipe away any dirt, smudges, or fingerprints. You can also mist the cloth with water.

Samsung Phone Camera Lens

3. Disable Scene Optimizer in Camera Settings

The camera app on your Samsung Galaxy phone comes with several useful settings that can help you capture the photo the way you like. However, not all of these features are equally helpful. Several users on a Reddit post reported fixing light glare in photos by disabling the scene optimizer feature. You can also try doing the same to fix the issue.

1. Open the Camera app, switch to the rear camera, and tap the gear-shaped icon in the top left corner.

Camera Settings on Samsung Galaxy Phone

2. Tap on Advanced intelligence options and disable the toggle next to Scene optimizer in the following menu. 

Disable Scene Optimizer on Samsung Galaxy Phone

FAQs

1. Can I remove the background from a photo on my Samsung Galaxy phone?

Yes, you can easily remove the background of a photo in the Gallery app by long-tapping the main subject.

2. How do I write text over a photo on my Samsung phone?

You can use the built-in photo editor on your Samsung Galaxy phone to write text on photos.

Erase, Enhance, Excel

Capturing the perfect lighting in every photo can be tricky. The good news is that you can easily refine your not-so-perfect photos after capturing them. Following the above steps should help remove shadow or reflection from photos on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

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