How to Use Dual Camera Mode for the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 offers one of the most feature-rich smartphone cameras on the market. And part of that experience is what Samsung calls its Dual Camera mode. The function allows you to capture an image or shoot a video of the action in front of you, as well as a shot of your face at the same time. So if you’re checking out a concert and want to get a picture of the show and your reaction at the same time, Dual Camera mode is the feature you want. To use Dual Camera mode:

  1. Open the Camera app and set the shooting mode to Auto.

  2. Press the Dual Camera button in the top left corner of the screen.

  3. Line up the rear-facing camera with your subject, making sure that your mug is positioned in front of the front-facing camera.

  4. The default photo frame for the front-facing camera should appear as a postage stamp. If you want to change it, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen to bring up a list of 12 possible frames.

  5. Say, “Cheese,” and Press the shutter button to take your photo. 

Daniel P. Howley
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A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  1. bob jones Says:

    Thanks bud. I didn’t know the arrow changed functions after enabling dual camera

  2. Alison Says:

    \i have just bought this phone today and on examination i dont have an icon for dual camera button.

  3. Gary Says:

    Can you remove the stamp photo? I handed my Samsung to someone to take a picture of me and my girlfriend and he accidentally hit the “dual” button, I guess thinking it was the shutter button and now I have a great photo of me and my girlfriend with his face frammed like a stamp over hers!

  4. Kelly Says:

    How do you remove the stamp from appearing in all future photos and video? Drives me crazy and I don’t know how that got on my phone but all of them have my picture when I try to take any. Thanks!

  5. matt Says:

    My problem isn’t activating duel picture but how do you turn it off?

  6. Matt Says:

    Ok now how the heck do you turn the thing off? I was playing with the phone and got it activated but now I can’t take a normal picture without seeing my ugly mug in there.

  7. JJ Says:

    Can you remove the stamp photo? I handed my Samsung to someone to take a picture and he accidentally hit the “dual” button? Need to remove the “dual image”.

  8. Sandy Says:

    You’ve got to press the dual camera icon on the camera mode (upper right side). That’ll turn it off

  9. SLB Says:

    Once the picture is taken with the dual feature is there any way to remove the postage stamp from a photo I’ve already taken?>

  10. Lbird Says:

    Please tell me how to remove the postage stamp from my photos…. Please.

  11. RZO Says:

    To turn the postage stamp off click the icon inbetween the camera with arrows and the gear. (It should look like the front of the camera and back)

  12. E. Garcia Says:

    Thanks! …this was starting to get aggravating :)

  13. Lynn Says:

    I understand about how to turn off the “stamp” but the question remains How to Remove the Stamp once it the photo or video has been taken?

  14. John s Says:

    To turn it off, just click the “double camera” icon on the screen. It’s the same way that you turned it on. 😊

  15. Mad Says:

    Thanks so much! Happened to come across this while looking up something else!! I never knew this!! One of these days, perhaps I will read everything that my phone can do. I’ve had my SG4 for a year, and thought that postage stamp was all there was. Luckily I don’t use that feature often. Thanks again!

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