How to Edit Pictures on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - dummies

How to Edit Pictures on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

By Dan Gookin

The Gallery app on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is more than just a photo album. It also sports features that let you perform minor image surgery.

How to crop an image on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

One of the few true image-editing commands available in the Gallery app is Crop. You can use the Crop tool to slice out portions of an image, such as when removing ex-spouses and convicts from a family portrait. That probably leaves only you!

To crop an image, obey these directions while using the Gallery app:

  1. Summon the image you want to crop.

    You must view the image on the screen by itself.

  2. Press the Menu button.

  3. Choose Crop.

    If the Crop command is unavailable, you have to choose another image. Not every album lets you modify images. For example, images imported from online photo-sharing sites cannot be edited on the phone.

  4. Work the crop-thing.

    You can drag the rectangle around to choose which part of the image to crop. Drag an edge of the rectangle to resize the left and right or top and bottom sides. Or drag a corner of the rectangle to change the rectangle’s size proportionally.


  5. Touch the Done button when you’ve finished cropping.

    Only the portion of the image within the rectangle is saved; the rest is discarded.

Your Galaxy Note’s Gallery app creates a new image when you crop. The original, uncropped image is retained. The new cropped image appears as its own image. That way, if you don’t like the crop, you can delete that image and start over again with the original.

How to rotate pictures on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Showing someone else an image on your phone can be frustrating, especially when the image is a vertical picture that refuses to fill the screen when the phone is in a vertical orientation. You can fix that issue by rotating the picture.

To rotate, view the image in the Gallery app. Press the Menu button and choose either the Rotate Left or Rotate Right command. Repeat a command if you need to reorient the image more than 90 degrees.

To undo an image rotation, simply rotate the image again, but in the opposite direction.

How to delete photos and videos from your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

It’s entirely possible, and often desirable, to remove unwanted, embarrassing, or questionably legal images and videos from the Gallery. The limitation is that you can remove only those images copied to or created by the phone’s camera. That includes all images in the Camera album, the Download album, and any albums you’ve synchronized from a desktop computer.

To delete an image, view it in the Gallery app. Touch the Delete icon and touch the OK button to confirm. Poof! It’s gone.

  • If the Delete icon doesn’t show up, tap the screen.


  • You can perform mass execution of images when viewing an album: Press the Menu button and choose the Select Item command. Touch images to select them, and then touch the Delete icon to rid yourself of the lot. Touch the OK button to confirm.

  • You can’t undelete an image you’ve deleted. There’s no way to recover such an image using available tools on the Galaxy Note.

  • Some images cannot be removed, such as images brought in from social networking sites or from online photo-sharing services. To remove those images, you must either stop synchronizing with the online album or visit the album sharing website and flag the photos as private — or just delete them.