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Nougat Tip: Use ‘beauty mode’ in the rear camera on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Do you ever rue the fact that you can make your face look shinier and blemish-free when taking selfies on your phone, but can’t do the same when taking pictures from the rear camera? If you have upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, that should no longer be a concern, as the upgraded camera app allows you to change skin tone in both front and rear camera modes.

You can find the skin tone option on the right side of the screen (near the shutter button), and it works just as well with the rear camera as it does with the front-facing camera (although it might not fare so well if the subject is standing too far away). It seems to work with videos as well, but the difference is negligible based on our testing. Unfortunately, other “beauty mode” controls like slim face and large eyes continue to be exclusive to the selfie camera, but maybe that will change with the next major version of Android?

Wondering what else is new in Samsung’s version of Nougat? Check out other Nougat tips and a list of all the major new features (click here to watch a small video if you don’t want to read), and let us know if you have discovered something we haven’t noticed!

Nougat Tip: Use 'beauty mode' in the rear camera on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Update: As one of our readers pointed out, you can download the Beauty face mode from the camera app on devices running Android versions before Nougat (by clicking the mode button, followed by the download button), which does what the skin tone option does for the rear camera. However, you have to manually switch to the beauty face mode each time you want to use it, so it’s good to see Samsung has now built the option into the camera app by default.

 

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Emil Sjunnesson
Emil Sjunnesson

Anybody know how to disable the beauty face effect on galaxy s7?

yoyo53
yoyo53

Andriod N new feature.. before switching off your Galaxy S7/Edge now requires password/fingerprint .

maccyb
maccyb

It’s not a requirement. You can disable it. It was the first thing I did. Check your settings and turn off the option if you don’t like it

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Also, beauty mode is a downloadable option in non Nougat Galaxies. Which does the same thing.

maccyb
maccyb

That’s true but the downloadable beauty mode only works on the front camera, at least it on my wifes S7 Edge, it’s not available on her rear camera. She still has Marshmallow but will upgrade to N tonight.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

are you sure? my S6 edge+ has it on the front facing camera by default, but the downloaded one is for the rear facing camera. All my contact photos are of people’s faces I took with beauty mode turned on, on all its highest settings, lol. they basically look like bug eyed aliens (Massive eyes, super thin face and unnaturally smooth skin)