6 Ways to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Your Selfie

Updated May 18, 2015
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Saving the earth is one of the most important things you can do each day—go forth and use that green recycling bin, repurpose that old ladder into a Boho-chic bookshelf and comb those dusty thrift-store aisles until you find just the right vintage accessory. We don't want to take away any of the green movement's Eco-friendly thunder, but we have to ask, who speaks for saving the selfies? Now, you can. Use your Galaxy S®6 or Galaxy S®6 edge camera's quick settings to apply a plethora of effects to your latest snap—it's basically upcycling for selfies.

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1. Bring the Club Home

In the real world, dancing the night away and downing exotic cocktails doesn't actually happen every weekend. Just throw on the vivid, techno-tastic Light Streak effect, and your Saturday post-nap face suddenly becomes dance-floor central. Bonus: no need to give out even a single fake phone number.

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2. Craft a Selfie-Portrait

You might not have been born Van Gogh, but your Galaxy S6 sure was (it's something of a renaissance smartphone). Use the Impressionist effect to go from digital photo to classical art in seconds flat. That way, the only person you have to pose for is yourself. And you get to keep both ears.

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3. One With the Shadows

Ah, the Magic Pen effect. It's dark. It's velvety. It's mysterious. If it had a voice, it'd sound like smoky jazz wafting through a film noir bar. On a hot summer night. In the slow rain. Magic Pen has so much mystique, your friends will wonder if that selfie's really you...or just your shadow.

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4. Make It Pop

If impressionism isn't your style, go with the Pop Art effect to make your mug worthy of a modern art show. This look also lends itself perfectly to the next cover of the comic book you most certainly headline. Ideal for your mom's Galaxy S6 wallpaper—she really does think you're a superhero.

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5. Ultra-Modern, Meet Timeless Vintage

Sometimes, the old ways really are best. Once you've captured a selfie so perfect it just screams for historical preservation, fire up the wayback machine with a rustic Sepia or classy black-and-white Vintage effect. They might not have had 16-megapixel digital cameras with tracking auto focus, high-resolution sensors and real-time HDR way back when, but they sure did have taste.

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6. A Selfie for Lovers

No one wants to see your selfie more than that special someone. Your apartment might not stack up to a field of springtime flowers, but you can get just the same romantic effect with the Stardust filter, which adds a little love to your selfie with a gauzy, ethereal glow. The best part? You didn't even have to put on long pants for your glamour shot.

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