How to copy and paste photo edits on Samsung phones

You can make a lot of edits to the exposure, shadows, highlights, contrast, white balance, and other aspects in the first-party Samsung gallery app. Samsung also offers a feature where you can copy photo edits. It’s a wide suite of editing features to easily personalize your photos or videos. It gives a new look to your media if you want to upload it online, and you do not need to use third-party apps filled with ads for this.

With One UI 6, you can now copy the editing style of the photo and paste the exact same changes to another photo. This article will show you how you can use this feature. Make sure you have One UI 6 installed before you start. This feature saves a lot of time since you don’t have to make multiple changes to photos again. If you have a vibrant preset that you want for a batch of photos, you can just apply it to all of them.

How to copy and paste photo edits in Samsung Gallery

  1. Open the Gallery app on your Samsung phone. You can find it in the app menu if it’s not on your home screen. This method requires you to use the first-party Samsung Gallery app, and it won’t work on Google Photos.
  2. Choose the photo that you want to edit first, and edit it as you normally do.
  3. Once you’re done editing, tap on the three at the top-right corner.
  4. In the drop-down menu, you’ll find the Copy Edits option. Select that option.
  5. Now, open the photo that you want to apply the same edits to.
  6. Tap on the three dots and choose the Paste Edits option. That’s it; the exact same changes you made will also apply to the image you’ve selected.

How to copy and paste photo edits to multiple photos

  1. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Choose a photo that you want to edit on the Samsung Gallery and make all the edits necessary.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top-right corner.
  4. From the menu, hit Copy Edits.
  5. Go back to your Gallery app and select multiple images to which you want to apply these edits. You don’t have to just select one image.
  6. Now, tap on More at the bottom-right corner and hit Paste Edits. Now, all the edits and changes you’ve made will be reproduced on all the selected images.

Want to revert the edits?

If you dislike the new style or if you want to go back to how the photo originally looked, you can easily undo the edit. You can do this for individual photos only, however.

  1. Open the Gallery app on your phone.
  2. Open a photo that you’ve edited before. At the top right, you’ll see the Revert button.
  3. You can also see a before versus after view. Tap on the Revert to Original at the bottom. This will now recover your original image.

Undo specific steps on individual edits

In some cases, you might want to partially keep some of the edits. For example, if you first boosted the contrast, added some vibrance, and increased the sharpness but then felt that the sharpness was too high, you can easily undo this once edit without restoring the entire image to its original state. You can easily undo individual steps.

  1. Open the Samsung Gallery on your phone and choose a photo that you want to edit.
  2. Tap on the Edit icon, which is at the bottom.
  3. Edit your photo and make all the necessary changes.
  4. If you want to revert a particular step, just tap the back-arrow icon (the undo icon), which is at the top-left. This will undo that one particular step.
  5. Alternatively, if you decide to keep the edit, you don’t have to repeat the process. Just press the forward arrow (the redo icon), and it will notify you of the redo.

With One UI 6.1, Samsung is taking this a step forward and introducing Generative AI image edits in the Gallery app. These features are currently exclusive to the S24 series but will make their way to the S23 series soon with the One UI 6.1 update in March.

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