Still no fix. I had my problem escalated by their technical team -- their ultimate solution: Factory Reset. I did all this nonsense.. and it still didn't fix anything.
My camera crops photos in single person selfie mode when the Flash is OFF or Auto. If i leave the Flash in ON, it works fine BUT, no filters are saved to the Gallery photos. If i deal with having an ultra cropped crappy photo, yay, the filters miraculously stay attached.
SAMSUNG FIX THIS UI ISSUE PLEASE. The solution is not "trade your phone in"!! The solution is fix your buggy UI that you rolled out carelessly.