How to record and edit GIF on Galaxy S10

Your Galaxy S10 is packed with features that even savvy users may not right away discover. One of such features is the capability of your Galaxy S10 to record GIF or animated image. Although this feature is not unique to the Galaxy S10 models, as it previously debuted with the Galaxy S10, it’s nice to know that Samsung finds it useful that it chose not to remove it in the S10 models.

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Technically, your Galaxy S10 should allow you to record up to 30 frames when shooting a scene using the rear camera. This is done by simply tapping and holding the shutter button. You can then edit the recorded image using the Gallery app. There are a lot of things that you can do such as add stickers, cut out some frames, modify playback speed, reverse playback direction, or put it on a loop.

By default, the capability to capture GIFs is not set out of the box. You’ll have to manually enable it first.

How to record GIF on Galaxy S10

Recording GIF on a Galaxy S10 is very easy. Follow the steps below on what to do.

  1. Open Camera app.
  2. Open the camera settings by tapping the gear icon on the top left of the screen (or the bottom left if you’re holding the phone horizontally).
  3. Look for and tap the Hold Shutter button to option.
  4. In the options that show up, select Create GIF.

To start capturing a GIF:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Select Photo mode.
  3. Tap and hold the Shutter button. You’ll hear a click for every captured frame.

After capturing the GIF you want, you can then start editing it using the Gallery app.

Keep in mind that GIFs are directly saved to your phone’s internal storage, even if you configured your device to save photos and videos to an SD card. You don’t have to worry about running out of space soon though as GIFs don’t take much space. A typical 30-frame GIF only uses about 5MB. Also, once you’re finished editing the GIF, you can actually transfer the file to the SD card, just like an ordinary image or video.

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Harvey Hisona

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