How to Adjust Galaxy Tab Camera Settings - dummies

How to Adjust Galaxy Tab Camera Settings

By Dan Gookin

The camera on the Galaxy Tab has many settings, just like a normal camera. To get the best quality picture, you can adjust the flash settings and the resolution of the image.

How to set the Galaxy Tab flash

The camera on the Galaxy Tab has three flash settings.


To change or check the flash setting, look at the Flash button on the left side of the screen. The button’s icon confirms the current flash setting. Choose the Flash setting from the pop-up menu that appears.

A good time to turn on the flash is when taking pictures of people or objects in front of something bright, such as a cute, fuzzy kitten playing with a ball of white yarn in front of an exploding gasoline truck.

How to change the Galaxy Tab resolution

Proving that the Galaxy Tab isn’t really a digital camera (it only has a digital camera), there are only two resolution settings for the main camera: pitiful and pathetic.

Well, the settings aren’t called pitiful or pathetic, but compared with the high resolutions of mainstream consumer digital cameras, the resolutions aren’t going to wow them at the county fair.

To set the resolution in the Camera app, touch the Settings button on the left side of the Camera app’s main screen. Choose the Resolution command and then select between 2048X1536 (pitiful) and 1024X768 (pathetic).

Touch the Back icon button to dismiss the Settings menu.

  • The Galaxy Tab’s front-facing camera has a fixed resolution of 1,600 by 1,200 pixels.

  • A picture’s resolution describes how many pixels, or dots, are in the image. The more dots, the better the image looks and prints.

  • The 2048X1536 resolution is 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, which works out to a 3.2 megapixel image. That’s very low, seeing how most digital cameras — even on cell phones — are in the 8 megapixel range.

  • Even though the camera resolution is low, the quality is just super for taking pictures you plan on uploading to Facebook or sharing via e-mail.