Use the Gallery app on your Galaxy phone or tablet

Editing photo using Galaxy photo app on Galaxy S22 Ultra

Leave that bulky photo album at home and use your phone or tablet instead to relive all those precious memories. With the Gallery app, you can view, edit, and manage your pictures, videos, and albums right on your Galaxy device.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and device model. 

View and edit pictures and videos

If you spent an hour trying to take that perfect selfie or video, you can look back at your hard work by viewing it in Gallery. You can also edit your image or video using different filters, effects, and styles!

  1. Navigate to and open Gallery, and then tap the Pictures tab. To search for a specific picture or video, tap the Search icon in the upper right corner. You can search by its tag, album name, or other details.

    Pictures taken Today in the Gallery app
  2. On newer devices, there is an option to group similar-looking pictures together. When this happens, not all of your images will appear in the Picture tab; instead, you'll see a small number (i.e., 2, 3, or so on) in the corner of some image thumbnails. Tap the thumbnail to view the images that have been grouped together.

  3. If you do not wish to use this feature and would like all your pictures to display, simply tap the Group similar images icon at the top of the screen (it looks like a square).

  4. Once you've found your desired photo or video, tap the thumbnail to view it. Tap More options (the three vertical dots) to be given additional options. You can view the file's details, print a photo, set an image as your background, and more!

Move pictures and videos into albums

Have a personal hobby that you're always documenting? Put all those photos and videos in an album in the Gallery app, so you can look at them again later without shuffling through all your other photos and videos.

  1. From the Pictures tab, touch and hold an image or video to select it. Alternatively, you can tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Edit. Next, select your desired picture(s) or video(s).

  2. Next, tap More at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap Copy to album to copy the picture(s) or video(s) to a different album. Or, tap Move to album to cut and paste them into a different album.

    Move to album option in Gallery
  3. Then, select the album you want to move or paste the picture(s) or video(s) into. They will now be saved to that album!

  4. To create a new album, tap the Albums tab at the bottom.

  5. Tap Add (the plus sign) at the top. Tap Album, then enter the name of the album, and then tap Create. You can move images and videos to the new album using the steps mentioned earlier.

Delete pictures and videos

Your friend photobombed an otherwise great picture or video. Delete their prank in just a few steps.

  1. From Gallery, tap Albums, and then tap your desired album.

  2. Touch and hold the thumbnail of the photo(s) or video(s) you want to delete. Tap Delete, and then tap Move to Trash to confirm.

  3. If you want to permanently delete images or videos from the Trash, open Gallery, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

  4. Tap Trash, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots). Tap Empty, and then tap Delete.

Delete highlighted on a Galaxy phone

Create albums

With so many photos and videos, your Gallery can get a little disorganized. Just create an album to get rid of the clutter.

  1. From Gallery, tap the Albums tab, and then tap Add (the plus sign). You can select from the following album types:

    Album highlighted on a Galaxy phone
    • Album: Create a standard album.

    • Auto-updating album: Create an album that will automatically update to include pictures of people that you select.

    • Group: Create a group, and then add albums to the group. You can view the next section for more information.

    • Shared album: Create an album that you can share with others.

  2. Enter the desired name for your new album, and then tap Create.

  3. If you chose a standard album, you can add pictures or videos to your new album. Select either Album or Pictures at the bottom.

  4. Select the pictures or videos you want to add, and then tap Done.

  5. Then, choose how you’d like to move the pictures or videos by selecting Copy or Move.

Group albums together

After you’ve created a few albums, you can group them together so your photos and videos are easier to find.

  1. From Gallery, tap the Albums tab, and then tap Add (the plus sign) at the top.

  2. Tap Group. Enter the desired name for your new group, and then tap Create.

  3. To add albums to your new group, tap the group, and then tap Add albums.

  4. Next, select your desired albums. Tap Add when you're finished.

Group highlighted on a Galaxy phone

Create stories

Show off that amazing day you had in the city by sharing a story. With this feature, the Gallery app lets you create a little slideshow of your pictures and videos.

  1. From Gallery, tap the Stories tab, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots).

  2. Tap Create story.

  3. Enter your desired name for the story, and then tap Create.

  4. Select the desired photos or videos for your new story, and then tap Done.

Create displayed under Story 1

Use the Gallery widget

If you’re always searching for specific images in your Gallery app, you can add those images to your Home screen with the Gallery widget. You can also add albums!

  1. Touch and hold an empty space on a Home screen, then tap Widgets, and then tap Gallery.

  2. Tap the Images and Stories option, and then tap Add. Tap Allow on the pop-up if needed.

  3. Next, tap Select album or Select images to choose which albums or images you want to show in the widget. Tap Done.

  4. The album or image will appear on your Home screen. Touch and hold the widget, and then drag the lines around it to resize it.

Using the Gallery Widget on the Galaxy S22 Utlra

Share pictures and videos

If you want to send some new photos or videos to your friends, you can use Nearby Share, Quick Share, or Private Share. These features will let you send your images and videos directly to a compatible phone or tablet without opening any additional apps.

You can also use the Sharing panel to share your images and videos to your favorite apps, such as Instagram or Facebook.

  1. To begin, open Gallery and select the photo or video you’d like to share.

  2. Then, tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Select your desired app and then follow the on-screen instructions to share your image or video.

List of apps to share with on a Galaxy phone

Extract text from a video

If there’s a video in your Gallery that contains text, you can extract that text and even copy it! Or, share the text with others.

  1. Navigate to and open the Gallery app, and then find and select a video.

  2. Once the video starts playing, tap the pause icon. Then, tap the yellow T icon on the right side.

  3. Next, tap the text you’d like to extract. You can use the circles to select more or less of the text.

  4. Then, choose from the following options:

Press the 'T' icon to extract the video's text in the Gallery app
  • Map: Use Google Maps to search for something that is mentioned in the video.

  • Translate: Use Google Translate to translate the text you selected in the video.

  • Copy: Copy the text to your device’s clipboard.

  • Select all: Select all of the text on the screen.

  • Share: Share the text with others. Tap Share, and then select a sharing option.

Gallery settings

Just like other apps on your device, the Gallery app includes some handy settings for you to use and customize. To get started, navigate to and open the Gallery app, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). Tap Settings to use the following options:

  • Sync with OneDrive: Sync your images and videos with Microsoft OneDrive.

  • Full screen scrolling: View your images and videos in full screen when scrolling.

  • Auto play motion photos: Automatically play certain files, such as GIFs.

  • Customization Service: Receive customized app content based on your interests, location, and usage.

The Gallery app settings for you to use and customize on the Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Select albums to show: Choose which albums you’d like to see on the Albums tab, instead of displaying all of them.

  • Merge albums: Albums with the same name will be displayed as a single album.

  • Shared album notifications: Turn this on to receive notifications when people share albums with you, delete albums shared with you, add images and videos to shared albums, and leave or join shared albums.

  • Trash: The Trash will keep deleted images and videos for 30 days. Turning off the Trash option will remove all images and videos in the Trash.

  • Show place names: Allow Foursquare to collect location data for your images and videos.

  • Privacy Policy: View Samsung’s Privacy Policy.

  • Permissions: View the required and optional permissions for the Gallery app.

  • About Gallery: View the Gallery’s software version.

  • Contact us: Contact Samsung with questions or problems. You can also access the Samsung Members app.

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