Galaxy S10: How to Save Pictures and Videos in Less Storage Space

Galaxy S10: How to Save Pictures and Videos in Less Storage Space
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The buzz about Samsung Galaxy S10 is around the place! But one thing that makes this latest smartphone widely popular is its exceptionally sound camera quality. Galaxy S10 features an advanced pro-grade camera which includes three intelligent triple lenses that are capable of recording super steady shots in high definition. And the breathtakingly beautiful AMOLED display of the device makes your pictures and videos as stunning as possible.

Save Pictures and Videos in Less Storage Space
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So, if you’re one of them who buys a smartphone just to fall in love with the camera, then Samsung Galaxy S10 will amaze you in infinite ways. As clicking pictures is all we want to do, there’s a huge possibility that the storage space of your device will be clogged pretty soon. Isn’t it?

Thanks to Samsung Galaxy S10’s HEIF feature that allows you to save your images and videos in less amount of storage space. Yes, that’s right! You can now click unlimited selfies, record your beautiful memories without worrying about storage space. But before we learn about this little trick on how to enable HEIF on Galaxy S10, first let’s get an in-depth understanding about HEIF.

What is HEIF?

When it comes to image formats, JPEG is the most common term which most of us have heard, right? Well, you will be pleased to know that HEIF (High-Efficiency Image Format) is a lot better than JPEG and allows you to save your pictures and videos in roughly half of the original size, without compromising the quality.

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Isn’t that awesome? This simply means that you can almost free up 50% of storage space and create more beautiful memories with your loved ones.

HEIF was initially used by Apple, and now Samsung Galaxy S10 is also supporting this high-efficiency image format which is all in all a great news. Along with Apple, Samsung rolled out support for HEIF last year with Galaxy S9 devices. So, if you’ve got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone this year, let’s learn how to save pictures and videos in less space.

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How to Save Images in HEIF on Galaxy S10?

Not all OS are capable of supporting HEIF, so you’re quite lucky if you own a Samsung Galaxy S10. By following these quick steps, you will be able to save pictures and videos in less space and high-efficiency image format.

Launch the Camera app on your Galaxy S10 (S10, S10e or S10+) device.

  • Tap the gear icon on the top left corner to open Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Save Options”.
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  • In the Save Options window, toggle the HEIF Pictures option to save your images in high-efficiency format.
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How to Save Videos in HEIF on Galaxy S10?

Along with pictures, if you want your videos to be saved in high-efficiency image format here’s what you need to do.

  • Launch the Camera app on your latest Galaxy smartphone.
  • Tap the gear icon on the top left corner to open Settings.
  • Scroll down through the list of options until you find “Advanced Recording Options”. Tap on it.
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  • Toggle the “High-Efficiency Video” option.

Don’t Forget To…

While you’re sharing these images on other devices, you can convert these images into JPEG format if you want. To do so, here’s what you need to do.

  • Launch the Gallery app on your device and tap the three-dot icon to open Settings.
  • Enable “Convert HEIF images when Sharing” option from the list.

Dont Forget To

  • Doing so will automatically convert the image format to JPEG when you’re sharing pictures and videos on other devices.

Here was a quick guide on how to save pictures and videos in less space on the Galaxy S10 smartphone. This little trick will help you in retrieving a lot of storage space on your device and you will be able to cherish beautiful memories without any hassle.

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