How to Take RAW photos on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

One of the cool features of the Samsung Note 9 is it allows you to shoot RAW/DNG photos and these are photos that have huge file sizes and it’s basically usually you only find this feature like high-end DSLR Cameras and but you can actually enable it on the Note 9.

Like other flagship smartphones, Samsung put a dual camera module at the back of the Note 9. It has a two camera with 12-megapixel sensor,
where the size of each pixel is 1.4 microns, It also features F/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel Phase detects autofocus, Optical image stabilization, and single LED flash. While on paper this might seem identical to the sensor found on Note 8, in reality, it is a different sensor all together. The software optimizations combined with a newer and better processor, also promises to give us better results than the Note 7. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with a wide f/1.7 aperture, and it also has autofocusing capabilities, which is one of the first on a front facing camera of a smartphone.

What are Raw Images?

RAW images are also known as digital negatives and Raw files have data straight from the camera image  Center these files are unprocessed and what that means is that the file attributes haven’t been altered in any way so they need some sort of post-processing to be presentable. RAW images preserve a lot  more information than JPEG and that is  the reason why your RAW files are always  huge they contain more color and dynamic  range data majority of the time RAW  files consist of two parts the raw data  from the sensor and the processed JPEG  files that is used to preview the image  on the camera display.

Why is Raw Mode better?

Raw mode is the best mode to work in if you want to capture the maximum amount of information in your picture and by information I mean the maximum amount of data available for you to use to create the best output final photograph JPEG mode allows you to capture an image that is contained and compressed so it takes up less space but it also, unfortunately, means that there isn’t as much information in that image that you can extrapolate to create a better final output. In Samsung Galaxy Note 9 You can Save Photos as DNG which is an extension for RAW photos.

How to Take RAW photos on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Open the camera app
  • You’re going to go into your settings
  • Go to picture size
  • Then right at the end Enable the option Saved Raw and JPEG
  • Notice it says that RAW will only work in Pro Mode not in Auto Mode
  • To go in to  PRO Mode Swipe Right on Camera Screen
  • From now when you take Photo it will automatically save in Raw as well as in Jpeg format

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