Smartphone cameras and software that automatically processes photos have become so great at creating amazing photos on the move that most people don’t even own a separate camera anymore (except for a few). Gen Z-ers are turning back). There are many apps that can apply filters to photos to make them look better. But if you want to improve your mobile photography skills consider RAW.
Editing a RAW file is more work, but it allows the photographer more control over the light and color in the image after it’s been taken—and in some cases, enough pixels to crop the image significantly while still looking crisp. Here’s how to get started.
What is RAW?
Raw data is a fancy way of saying raw data. There are lots of it. Many phones automatically take photos and save them to the camera. JPEGOr HEICfiles, which scrapes some of the image data and ignores others to reduce file size. You can still take photos in RAW filesThe raw data is uncompressed and unprocessed from the camera sensor. RAW images can be used with more detail and colors than compressed files. However, files can be compressed. Leaked.
There are many apps that allow you to edit and capture RAW files. (More to come on those later. Here’s how to use all the options on the latest iPhones and Android models.
iPhone RAW settings
On iPhone 12 Pro (or LaterPro and Pro Max models only) with iOS 14.3. You can capture and save RAW files by opening the main Settings app, choosing Camera and then Formats. Click the button next Apple ProRAWApple’s version of the RAW format is. You can choose between 12MP and 48MP resolutions for RAW files storage on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Next, open a new file iOS camera appAlign the shot and select the RAW option at the top right. To save the file to your camera roll, tap the shutter button.
The 48MP file can produce images with excellent detail even when cropping is done. However, the file size for each image can reach 75MB or more. A terabyte iPhone is fine for large file sizes, but smaller phones can quickly run out.
Only photos taken with the iPhone’s main 48MP camera can be saved. Photos taken with the wide-angle or the telephoto camera (or photos taken using the flash or night mode) are automatically saved at 12MP.
Android has RAW options
The steps to find RAW settings in your Android phone vary depending on the manufacturer and device. For more information, please visit your phone’s support page.
If you own one of these, Pixel phones from GoogleAndroid 13 users should open the Camera app. Tap the down arrow in top left corner and choose More settings. Next, click the button beside the RAW+JPEG control. The camera will capture the image both in JPEG and RAW formats. However, larger files can be saved to a separate RAW folder within the Google Photos app.
Samsung Galaxy phones have the following features: camera settingsIncludes Pro mode, advanced photo options and the ability to save photos as RAW files. Go to the settings and click on “Format and advanced options”. Then press the button to burn raw. For newer model Galaxy phones, Samsung recently released it tooIt’s completely free The expert RAW camera appAvailable at the Galaxy Store
Edit your RAW files
Apple devices are compatible with iPhones Photo application for editing RAW files. Google Photos for Android phones offers “limited” support for format, but the older photo editing app is still available. snapseedIt also has a tool that allows you to edit RAW files. Snapseed works on both Mac and Windows. androidAnd iOSIt has a support page Online tutorialAnd educational videoYouTube for beginners
RAW files can look flat, fuzzy, or bulky at first glance. However, once you begin manipulating it in a compatible software for photo editing, you can make the most of all that additional data.
The editing application allows you to adjust the image by using the slider on the screen and other controls white balance, which neutralizes color cast; change exposure; pull out parts of the image from the shadows; Deepening colours and more.
Some photographers prefer RAW files and the tools that come with them. Adobe LightroomThese mobile versions are available for androidAnd IphoneAnd IPADHardware (free, with In-app purchases). Adobe website contains educational programAs do many websites specializing in digital photography.
You can edit photos on a larger screen by either storing them in a server cloud or transferring them from your mobile device to your computer via Wi-Fi. airdropThen, use Adobe Lightroom files Subscription desktop versionor one of the many desktop photo apps (including those from Apple) PicturesFor Mac
You can subscribe to or purchase specialized photography apps from your App Store once you are ready for more advanced techniques using RAW files. VSCO (to androidAnd iOS) And ON1 RAW images(Also available for Android and iOS). You can also consider apps for iPhones and iPads that are used for editing. Halide Mark IIAnd dark roomAnd Brute force.
Once you’re done editing a RAW file, you can save it as JPEG or another popular format for sharing or printing. making artOut of place
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