1. SamJKelly's Avatar
    There used to be a light bulb slider that would allow me to change the brightness of a photo before taking a picture with the camera app. I tried to use it today and noticed that slider has disappeared. Does anyone know why it's gone? Can anyone help me get it back?
    Here's a screenshot I took from a website (Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera User Guide Tutorial: How To Get The MOST From It | Know Your Mobile) explaining how to get it and how it works, it no longer shows up for me in my camera app. Please help! Camera's Brightness Slider Disappeared-camerabrightness.jpg
    08-17-2017 01:32 PM
  2. Centerman66's Avatar
    It only appears after you tap on the screen and pick a focus / exposure lock point.
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    08-17-2017 01:41 PM
  3. Ecm's Avatar
    I'm not getting the slider either, even after getting the point locked.
    08-17-2017 03:07 PM
  4. Centerman66's Avatar
    I'm not getting the slider either, even after getting the point locked.
    That's really odd. I know you, ECM, are a pretty phone savyy person so I tend to believe it's a bug on your device.
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    08-17-2017 06:31 PM
  5. Ecm's Avatar
    That's really odd. I know you, ECM, are a pretty phone savyy person so I tend to believe it's a bug on your device.

    Aw, shucks...

    I was thinking of doing a factory reset and testing before doing a restore. But, I'm wondering if the Sammy camera app add-ons may be causing a conflict. Or worse, a combination of one or more. I have most of them installed, and unfortunately use most. I'll probably have to uninstall/test/reinstall them one by one to know for sure.
    08-17-2017 10:26 PM
  6. SamJKelly's Avatar
    Thank you ECM and Centerman66 for your input.
    I used to be able to pick a focus/exposure lock point and I remember the slider used to show up but it no longer does when the focus/exposure point is locked.
    Maybe I'll try the same and uninstall the few add-ons I have. Centerman66, do you have any add-ons installed on your camera?
    08-18-2017 07:46 AM
  7. Centerman66's Avatar
    Nope. No add ons here. And it looks like I won't be installing any in the future. Let me know if their removal resolves the issues.
    08-18-2017 03:16 PM
  8. espressomo's Avatar
    I had the same problem recently. Was toying around with the settings and discovered that if the "tracking-af" feature is turned on, the brightness slider disappears. But if i turned it off the slider appears again. I hope this can help.
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    08-24-2017 10:03 PM
  9. Ecm's Avatar
    I had the same problem recently. Was toying around with the settings and discovered that if the "tracking-af" feature is turned on, the brightness slider disappears. But if i turned it off the slider appears again. I hope this can help.
    BINGO! That's the setting.
    08-24-2017 10:09 PM
  10. Centerman66's Avatar
    Woo hoo!
    08-24-2017 10:15 PM
  11. tshippen1984's Avatar
    I have a question in regards to the focus icon that appears when you tap the screen. Its a half filled circle but appears in random positions. Does anyone know what the different positions inside the circle indicate?
    09-26-2017 05:46 PM
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    09-26-2017 05:48 PM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
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    I'm curious about that as well.
    09-26-2017 08:51 PM
  14. Tyrell Fernandes's Avatar
    Hey there ! I'm prolly late but the same happened with me as well . And I realised my tracking AF was on , causing the brightness slider option to disappear. I hope this helps.
    01-10-2018 04:04 AM
  15. FTrapani's Avatar
    There used to be a light bulb slider that would allow me to change the brightness of a photo before taking a picture with the camera app. I tried to use it today and noticed that slider has disappeared. Does anyone know why it's gone? Can anyone help me get it back?
    Here's a screenshot I took from a website (Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera User Guide Tutorial: How To Get The MOST From It | Know Your Mobile) explaining how to get it and how it works, it no longer shows up for me in my camera app. Please help! Click image for larger version. 

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    Just disable the Tracking AF in Settings and your exposure/brightness slider adjustor will reappear again.
    07-16-2018 11:47 PM

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