For photo aficionados, Samsung has released the Expert Raw camera app

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For photo aficionados, Samsung has released the Expert Raw camera app

Samsung Expert Raw app community forum. A Samsung community moderator added that the multi-frame approach means you can expect RAW shots with improved sharpness, detail, and dynamic range. The functionality doesn’t stop there either, as the Expert Raw app also offers HDR functionality, lossless JPEG support, pro mode controls (e.g. ISO, shutter speed, exposure, manual focus, and histogram), and the ability to export RAW profiles to Adobe’s Lightroom.

Popular tipster FrontTron has linked to an APK, but we’d recommend you install it via the Galaxy Store if it’s available for you (or wait for an official release if you don’t know what you’re doing).

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  • Samsung’s camera app already has a lot of features, like Single Take, Director’s View, 8K Video Snap, and more. But what if you require more advanced features? There are some capabilities, including as RAW support, however the business has also recently released a standalone camera app. Samsung has published the Expert Raw camera software in beta on the Galaxy Store (h/t: Tizen Help), which adds multi-frame-based 16-bit RAW functionality to the main, ultra-wide, telephoto, and periscope cameras. When using the primary and ultra-wide cameras, the regular app only allows for RAW pictures.

  • Perhaps the biggest downside is the limited release, as the app is reportedly restricted to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Android 12 right now. But the Samsung moderator noted in a comment that additional devices, including the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy Tab S5e, would support the Expert Raw app later. For what it’s worth, I tried it on the Android 11-toting Galaxy S20 FE (Exynos) and it crashed upon launching.