To open the Playback area of the Galaxy S4 Zoom from the camera shooting screen, just press the thumbnail version of the most recently shot photo in the lower left corner of the touchscreen.
The most recently shot photo then will occupy the screen, and the date it was shot will appear in blue in the lower left corner for a second. To see other photos, just drag your finger across the touchscreen from right to left or from left to right in a scrolling movement.
To see shooting information about the photo on the screen, press the edit button on the right edge of the back of the S4 Zoom's camera body. The edit button isn't visible most of the time, but it will light up when you touch this area of the camera, and it looks like part of a rectangle with two lines inside it.
Scroll toward the bottom of the popup menu that appears on the touchscreen and tap on the Details command. Inside the Details popup window, you'll see the image shrink to the upper left portion of the window with a histogram on the right side. In the middle of the window, you'll see the ISO, EV, aperture, shutter speed, and flash setting for the image. Along the bottom, you'll see the file name, image type, and date and time the photo was shot. Scroll upward in the bottom part of the Details popup window, and you'll also see the size, resolution, white balance, and focal length of the photo, as well as the camera's model number.
You can magnify any image on the screen by dragging your fingers in a spreading motion on the touchscreen. The magnification allows you to make sure the image is in focus. Use your fingers in a closed pinching motion across the screen to reduce the magnification.
With a single image on the Playback screen, just tap anywhere in the display once to see this screen for a couple of seconds before the screen returns to the single image. From this screen, you can scroll through multiple images by dragging your finger across the thumbnail images along the bottom of the screen.
You'll have additional controls along the top of the screen. Touch the left-pointing chevron in the upper left corner to open the Album screen, through which you can organize your stored images. Tap Change Player to select from any devices that are within range of the S4 Zoom's wireless connectivity options. Tap the Share icon (three connected dots) to open the Share window, where the options are: ChatON, Group Play, AT&T Locker, Bluetooth, E-mail, Flipboard, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, Messaging, Picasa, S Memo, and Wi-Fi Direct.
Touch Delete in the upper right corner to delete the currently displayed image.
If you tap the Edit button along the top of the screen, you'll gain access to a variety of in-camera editing options. Each time you save one of your edits, the Galaxy S4 Zoom will create a new copy of the image, preserving the original image. As you apply editing functions, you also can see on the screen how the edit will look before saving it, and you can touch Cancel to return to the original image without performing any editing.
The full Edit menu list with a single image displayed on the screen is:
- Rotate - Rotate Left, Rotate Right, Flip Horizontally, Flip Vertically
- Crop - Free, 1:1, 4:3, 16:9, Lasso
- Color - Auto Adjust, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Adjust RGB, Temperature, Exposure, Hue
- Effect - Vignette, Grayscale, Sepia, Vintage, Faded Color, Turquoise, Tint, Cartoon, Moody, Fisheye, Negative, Nostalgia, Engraving, Sketch Art, Downlight, Blue Wash, Yellow Glow, Sharpen, Blur, Soft Glow
- Portrait - Red-Eye Fix, Airbrush Face, Face Brightness, Out of Focus, Beauty Face, Face Reshaping, Spot Healing
- Sticker - Brush (19 choices), Comic (20 choices), Paper (20 choices), Icon (20 choices)
- Drawing - Pen, Eraser
- Frame - 10 options for digital frame around image
With a single image on the screen, you can gain access to additional Playback features through the Playback menu. Touch the Edit button on the lower right corner of the back of the camera body. You'll find that many of these options are repeated from the Edit options discussed earlier. The Playback menu options include:
- Slideshow - Effect (Flow, Fade, Zoom In, Drop, Zoom In On Faces, Cube, Perspective Shuffle, Random), Music (Slideshow Music 1, Slideshow Music 2, Slideshow Music 3), More (Speed (1 Sec, 3 Secs, 5 Secs), Playing Order (Play From Oldest, Play From Newest))
- Photo Frame
- Add Note on Back of Image
- Signature - Text, Handwriting, Image, My Signature, Reset
- Copy to Clipboard
- Buddy Photo Share
- Rotate Left
- Rotate Right
- Set As - Contact Photo, Home Screen, Lock Screen, Home and Lock Screens
- Settings - (discussed below)
When you select Settings from the Playback menu, you'll see these options:
- SNS Data Management - Sync Only Via Wi-Fi (Yes, No)
- Tags - Tag Buddy (Off, On), Face Tag (Yes, No)
- Sound & Shot - Auto Play Sound (Yes, No)
When you touch the left-pointing chevron in the upper left corner, you'll enter the Album area of Playback mode. You'll either see the albums shown as thumbnails on the left side of the screen or as occupying the entire screen. Touch an album thumbnail to see thumbnails representing the images stored in that album along the right side of the screen. Touch any of those thumbnails to see a full screen view of the image.
Touch the Albums button in the upper left corner of the window to choose how you want the images sorted and displayed. The options are: Albums, All, Time, Locations, People, Favorites, and Spiral.
Touch New Album to create a new album for storing images. Touch the Camera button in the upper right corner to return to shooting mode.
Touch the previously mentioned Edit button on the camera body to open a popup menu for the Album area, where the options include: Select Item, Slideshow, Create a Story Album, Hide Items, and Settings.
With a movie occupying the full screen, you'll see a Play button in the middle of the screen. Touch inside the Play button to begin playback of the video. While the video is playing, you can see the playback control option buttons and information by touching the screen once.
To open the Movie Playback menu, touch the Edit button on the back of the camera body on the right edge with the video on the screen but not playing. The options in this menu are: Favorite, Slideshow, Rename, Details, and Settings. When you select Details you'll see a popup window that includes information about the movie. The data includes the file name, video format, resolution, file size, and length of recording.
With the movie displayed on the screen you also can touch the screen once outside of the Play button to see thumbnails of other stored movies along the bottom of the screen that you can scroll through. You'll also see buttons across the top of the screen, including Share, Trim, and Delete. You can touch the left-pointing chevron at the top left corner to return to the Album view.
Once the video is playing, you can press the Edit button on the back panel of the camera to call up a different menu of options, which include: Share Via, Chapter Preview, Edit, Via Bluetooth, Video Auto Off, Settings, and Details. The editing options include the ability to trim the video or to use the Video Editor, which is an app that you may need to download.