Update 1: FAQs were added at the bottom of this page. PDF version of all these FAQs can be downloaded from this post.
Now you can also listen to your photo, not just look in your Galaxy S4.
This is actually very useful feature, although some reviewers simply ignore it.
Sound & Shot allows users to record up to nine seconds of audio with a still image.
So, you can remember what was said, played, and heard, not just what it looked like. It adds another layer of excitement to help you relive and share every moment of each picture much more vividly.
The audio is recorded after (or before) the photo is taken. You can view and edit the photo in Gallery in your S4. However, if you copy the photo to your PC, it will be a normal photo without sound.
You can use this feature after opening the camera app. Just change the shot mode to Sound & Shot.
Here is an Youtube video on this feature:
FAQs on Sound and Shot
Q1 : Can I add some sound to a photo?
A : Use the Sound & Shot feature that allows you to enrich pictures by adding background sounds for 9 seconds.
A Sound & Shot photo is indicated by the musical-note icon in the upper left corner of the gallery photo.
Note: Shot and sound photos can only be “played” back with AUDIO on Galaxy S4 devices.
You can transfer ‘Sound & shot photo’ to other devices via Email, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, ChatON etc and you can still view the picture.
Between Galaxy S4’s: To check the sound of a shot and sound photo, please view the photo fin the gallery app after saving the transmitted photo in the device.
1. If you transfer via Message, the sound is not supported and the image is only transferred.
2. If you want to transfer via ChatON, please transfer via ChatON menu from ‘Share via’ in gallery.
The photo is transferred except the sounds if you directly transfer from ChatON application.
Q2: When I view the photo after taking Sound & shot photos, there is no sound.
A: please see advice below regarding how to use the shot and sound feature:
You can set the sound recording time as before or after shooting.
When you click the arrow in the preview screen, you can choose from automatic or manual.
If you select t automatic, it will record sound for 9 seconds before shooting. if you select manual, it will record sound for 9 seconds after shooting .
Please try again after checking these settings.
Q3: Can I delete the sound part of a Sound & Shot photo .
A: No – It’s not possible. But you can be stop the sound when viewing by pressing the musical-note icon in the viewer screen.
Q4 : When I transfer the Sound & shot photos from Galaxy S4 to another device, there is no sound. If I transfer the photo with sound, what should I do?
A : Sorry for your inconvenience. Sound & Shot function can be supported only in Galaxy S4 devices at this time.
So if you transferred Sound & Shot files to other device (not galaxy S4), the sound is not played. (will be supported only between Galaxy S4 devices).
Although you can transfer between Galaxy S4 devices, the original photo must be transferred without editing to play the sound which is included in Sound & shot photo, So when you transfer Sound & shot photo, please use Bluetooth, NFC or Wi-Fi direct.
Please see the examples below.
|Transferring method||The result||Remark|
|Via Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth or NFC||Transferred with the sound||The original file is not edited|
|Via MMS, ChatOn attachment||Transferred without the sound||The original file is edited and only images are transferred|
|Via ChatOn but with sharing function in Gallery||Transferred with the sound but must be saved in the storage first||The sound is not played in ChatOn viewer.If you save the file in the device storage, sound will be played|
Do you have any questions on Galaxy S4 Sound and Shot?
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You may check Galaxy S4 online manual here.
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