The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone came with several highly advanced camera settings, which helped it outperform the latest iPhones in various cases.
However, the camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra only supports Pro mode for the primary and ultra-wide-angle cameras – which is a problem for some enthusiasts who also want to use the same mode for the telephoto lens, but that may now change with the Expert Raw app. New from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets Expert Raw
The South Korean company Samsung uploaded Expert Raw to the Galaxy Store in South Korea, and this new camera app basically allows all the rear cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to support Pro mode. These include primary, ultra-telephoto, 3x, and 10x telephoto cameras.
With it, you get more control over your camera hardware, thanks to the controls for exposure (EV), focus, ISO, shutter speed and white balance. Contrast, highlights, shadows, saturation, and hue can also be adjusted. You can even have a histogram to check if regions within a frame are properly exposed.
Images can also be saved in lossless JPEG or 16-bit linear DND RAW formats. Expert RAW also supports HDR, and you can even open DNG RAW files directly in Adobe Lightroom with a dedicated button on the image viewer screen.
Samsung says Expert RAW currently supports work on Series Samsung Galaxy S21 phones running Android 12 and One UI 4.0 interface. The app is currently in beta but a stable version is scheduled to be released soon.
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