Photography on smartphones is becoming more professional and we are now seeing it with double cameras, which try to imitate the bokeh effect of professional camera lenses. A trend towards the use of wide-angle lenses is also emerging to encompass more field of vision and perform selfies where many people enter photography or to capture great landscapes.
But until a few years ago one of the problems that had the smartphones was the format in which stored the photos , being normally a .jpeg, a format that compresses our photographs and that does not give much maneuver at the time of getting serious in the edition of this. The format RAW or DNG was a very important advance with the arrival of Android Lollipop and today we are going to tell you a new breakthrough as is the capture of HDR images in RAW format with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Few phones can take photos in RAW HDR
The HDR images have the purpose of capturing the greatest possible dynamic range(hence the name, high dynamic range), obtaining as much information as possible from whites and blacks. In a conventional camera they are generated capturing several photos to different exhibitions, later in a computer “merge” them and obtaining a perfect photograph in terms of exposure, with information in blacks and whites.
Now, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom wants us to be able to do this with our phone automatically, using calculations that require a lot of processing power, and that is why only Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 are going to be able, for the moment, to support this function. The result is a photograph in 16-bit RAW format, something that is really big and difficult to deal with in an editing program. We leave you with some examples that Adobe has posted on its website.
It seems that the advance of mobile photography depends not only on the quality of the cameras, but also on the software that manages it, and that everything is based many times on mathematical calculations. We hope that soon new terminals able to make this type of photos will be added to this list.