How to Use Images on the Samsung Galaxy S 5

By Bill Hughes

In addition to sharing photos from your camera, your Samsung Galaxy S 5 phone allows you to use a Gallery photo as wallpaper or as a photo for a contact. And if the fancy shooting settings in the Camera application aren’t enough, you can wrangle minor edits — as in cropping or rotating — when you have an image in the Gallery application.

The first step is to find the image that you want in Gallery. If you want to do something to this image other than send it, press and hold the menu button at the bottom-left corner of the screen. This brings up the menu for your pictures.

Menu with all the things you can do with the images stored on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

  • Edit: If you are disappointed you didn’t use some of the camera’s advanced settings when you snapped your photo, relax. Use this option to get creative with the image later.

  • More Info: Displays the image’s information, such as its metadata, which is fixed and cannot change.

  • Copy to Clipboard: Copies a version of the image to be pasted in to another application.

  • Rotate Left/Rotate Right: Allows you to rotate the image right or left. This is useful if you turned the camera sideways to get more height in your shot and now want to turn the image to landscape (or vice versa).

  • Crop: Cuts away unnecessary or distracting parts of the image. The application creates a virtual box around what it considers to be the main object. You can move the box around the image, but you cannot resize it. You then can either save or discard this cropped image.

  • Slideshow: Displays each of the images for a few seconds. You can set the speed and style of the transitions, even add music.

  • Set as: Allows you to set your image as wallpaper or as the image for a contact.