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Samsung's new app helps make the most of the S21 Ultra's telephoto cameras

Samsung's new app helps make the most of the S21 Ultra's telephoto cameras

Samsung has released a new camera app in beta that lets you use Pro Mode in all four rear cameras of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This means that it is supported on both telephoto cameras, rather than being limited to just its main and ultrawide sensors. The new Expert Raw app has been released to the South Korean Galaxy Store, but tipster Fronttron has an APK available to download if you want to sideload it. It looks like it's only available for the S12 Ultra on devices running Android 21 for now.

The new app overcomes a limitation of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is the Pro mode of its stock camera with only two of its four rear cameras (aka a 108-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide, but with a 10-megapixel primary camera). Available. No. Megapixels 10x telephoto or 3x telephoto). Pro Mode is an advanced feature in the camera app that gives you manual control over shooting elements like ISO and shutter speed and lets you shoot in RAW.

The app's announcement post states that the Expert Raw app can shoot lossless JPEG and 16-bit Linear DNG Raw formats. Both GSMArena reports produce images that benefit from multi-frame HDR processing, but offer the flexibility you get when editing a RAW image file later. Just be sure to use an app like Lightroom to edit the DNG file as regular photo apps like Google Photos will strip away its HDR and other post-processing.

We've contacted Samsung for more details about the app, including when it might be made available for the S21 and S21 Plus or whether its features might eventually make their way into the stock Samsung app.

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