Samsung has launched a new camera app for Galaxy smartphones to offer a more complete photography experience when it comes to shooting Raw photos.
Dubbed Extreme RAW, the new camera app offers multi-frame based 16-bit RAW support for all the lenses including telephoto, ultra-wide and primary sensor. The official announcement page for the app mentions that the new camera app will offer more is in beta and released on Galaxy Store. Apple already has a similar feature called ProRaw that offers a ‘pro’ experience on select iPhone models.
The community announcement page clearly mentions that the camera app will use a multiprocessing technique to compensate noise, boost clarity and details and also expand the dynamic range to offer a RAW image with more information from shadows to highlights.
It’s not that the default camera app on Samsung smartphones does a bad job. It is already a pretty feature-rich camera app by offering a slew of camera modes like Single Take, Slow motion, 8K video recording, and also RAW mode support. But the RAW mode is only limited to the ultra-wide and primary sensor of the smartphone.
With the new Extreme RAW camera app, Samsung expects to extend that feature to its Telephoto and Periscope sensor as well.
In addition to the extended RAW mode support, the beta camera app also offers HDR functionality, lossless JPEG support, Pro mode controls with the option to tweak ISO, shutter speed, exposure, focus, etc. The app also features the ability to directly export RAW photos to Adobe Lightroom.
The only limited as of this moment is its support. The camera app is only available for Galaxy S21 Ultra and Android 12 operating systems. The apk file for the app is already floating on the internet, but we recommend installing it only if it’s available on Galaxy Store for your smartphone.