How does the Scene Optimizer improve photos?

Last Update Date : Feb 27. 2019

The Scene Optimizer goes a step further to automatically enhance the effect and quality of your images.

Using automatic scene optimization

When the camera recognizes a subject or scene, an icon will appear on the screen and the optimized color will be applied automatically. 

Automatic scene optimization, Scene optimizer icon on

Please note: The screenshot above shows the position of the icon using Android version 9.0. If you are using earlier version then the icon will be in the middle, rather than on the right.

What are the different scenes?

The rear camera is able to choose between twenty different modes and apply the one that suits every situation best.

  • Food
  • Portraits
  • Flowers
  • Indoor scenes
  • Animals
  • Landscapes
  • Greenery
  • Trees
  • Sky
  • Mountains
  • Beaches
  • Sunrises and sunsets
  • Watersides
  • Street scenes
  • Night scenes
  • Waterfalls
  • Snow
  • Birds
  • Backlit
  • Text

On the S10 phones, ten more scenes are also available:

  • Clothing
  • Vehicle
  • Shoe
  • Dog
  • Face
  • Drink
  • Stage
  • Baby
  • People
  • Cat

Removing automatic scene optimization

You can switch off this feature by simply tapping the moving icon on the screen. The icon will change to a grey color when Scene Optimizer has been deactivated.

Automatic scene optimization, Scene optimizer icon off

Please note: The screenshot above shows the correct steps for Android version 9.0. If you are using an earlier version you will need to deactivate by taping the settings icon on the camera preview page, then slide the “Scene optimizer” switch.

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