How to Use Images on Your Galaxy S6

By Bill Hughes

In addition to sharing photos from your camera, your Galaxy S6 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, tap the Edit button at the bottom of the screen.

The Edit button enables you to do more than send an image.

The Edit button enables you to do more than send an image.

Some of the options include:

  • Slideshow: This displays each of the images for a few seconds. You can not only set the speed for transition, but also add music and select among several image transitions.

  • Crop: Cut 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 this cropped image or discard.

  • Set As: Make this image your wallpaper or set it as the image for a contact.

  • Print: This option allows you to print if you have set up a local printer to communicate with your phone either through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

  • Rename: These options allow 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).

  • Details: See the information on the image: its metadata, which is fixed and cannot change.