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How To Apply Snapchat Filter To Existing Photo

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✎ Key Takes:

» You can apply Snapchat filters to existing photos by selecting the desired picture from the Camera Roll section within the Snapchat app and tapping on it to add filters.
» If you’re interested in dynamic face filters, Snapchat’s face lens feature detects faces while taking selfies and provides a variety of filters even after the photo is taken, enhancing your editing options.

How To Apply Snapchat Filter To Existing Photo:

You have multiple ways to add filters to the camera roll pictures, just choose one from the list:

1. Add Snapchat Filter to Existing Photo

You can use your favorite Snapchat filters on the existing photos on the Camera Roll.

On Snapchat, you can use this feature of adding Snapchat filters to existing photos only when you use the built-in camera of your device to click a selfie or picture.

Snapchat has super exciting filters that can be used on the camera screen while clicking any selfie as well as to edit and add filters to pictures that are in the Camera Roll. But there is a particular technique that can help you use those exciting filters in your existing pictures under the Camera roll.

Snapchat allows users to edit existing pictures by selecting them from the Camera Roll and then clicking on Edit.

You’ve to capture and save the unedited picture using your phone’s camera and then use the Snapchat filters to edit it right away.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Snapchat on your mobile.

Step 2: You’ll be presented with the camera screen. On the camera screen, tap the option sighted as two rectangles on the left of the capture button.

Two rectangles on the left

Step 3: It will open up the Memories page, where you’ll be displayed with a few sections.

Tap on the Camera Roll tab to get into the section of existing pictures you’ve on your mobile.

Click on Camera Roll

Step 4: Scroll down to tap and hold the picture you want to edit and then tap on the Edit icon that you’ll find at the bottom left section of your screen.

Edit option

Step 5: You’ll be displayed with the selected picture on the following page. Swipe right to edit them using any filter.

2. Apply Snapchat Face Lenses

Snapchat face lens is another fascinating feature of Snapchat that works to detect faces while clicking selfies. As soon as the lens detects any faces, Snapchat immediately displays several filters that the user who’s clicking the selfie can use.

The face lens of Snapchat works when the user taps on his face while clicking a selfie. Tapping on the face immediately brings up a collection of several filters on the camera screen. You can swipe the filters one after another to select the one that you would like to use.

Once you’ve clicked a selfie, you’ll be able to get a wide range of filters by clicking on the smiley icon under the paper clip icon on the right side of the camera screen. But you’ll only get the smiley icon once the app detects your face. Unless the application detects a face in the selfie, it doesn’t provide a smiley icon.

Only by clicking on the smiley icon, you’ll be able to get a wide range of filters to apply to the selfie that you’ve clicked. Snapchat face lens can be applied while and after clicking the photo, provided that the app detects your face after clicking the selfie.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application on your mobile.

Step 2: After opening the application, you’ll be able to see the camera screen.

Step 3: Now to use the lens, you need to start clicking a selfie on the camera screen.

Step 4: Next, before clicking the capture button, tap on your face over the screen.

Step 5: You’ll be able to see that at the bottom section of the screen, a row of filters is immediately displayed to you. You can swipe through the filters to choose one that you want to apply.

capture the selfie

Step 6: You can also use the face lens after clicking the selfie. As the selfie that you’ve clicked is being displayed, you’ll be able to find a smiley icon displayed along with other options at the right section of the screen.

smiley icon

Step 7: You’ve to click on it and you’ll be displayed with a wide range of filters on the right side of the screen. From there you can apply any filter to the selfie you’ve just clicked.

Note: The smiley icon will only appear if Snapchat will able to detect your face properly. Unless the face is detected, you won’t be able to get that option.

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