RAW Editing Comes to Snapseed for Android

Oct 29, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

RAW Editing Comes to Snapseed for Android

Oct 29, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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The popular photo-editing app, owned by Google, launched version 2.1 and is now capable of editing RAW files.

“Traditionally, shooting and editing RAW photos has been the domain of DSLR cameras and desktop software”, a Google engineer said, adding that combined with the RAW capabilities added to Android phones last year, “RAW is now becoming important for mobile photography, too”.

Snapseed’s new version allows Android users to edit the RAW files shot on their smartphones, as well as RAW files from digital camera that have been converted into DNG files.

The advantages of RAW over JPEG are clear, and blown highlights and underexposed areas will now be easier to fix thanks to the original data being preserved.

Below are a couple of examples of Snapseed’s RAW photo-editing capabilities:

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The Snapseed app can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store.

[Images by Anton Daubert]

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10 responses to “RAW Editing Comes to Snapseed for Android”

  1. Kerrenton Snow Avatar
    Kerrenton Snow

    Hands down the best mobile photo editing program. So excite for this.

  2. Vladimir Avatar
    Vladimir

    But how you get the RAW file in your phone?

  3. Ryan Poorman Avatar
    Ryan Poorman

    Snapseed is awful! Try Polarr!

    1. Kerrenton Snow Avatar
      Kerrenton Snow

      Just tried polarr and it seems capible but the user interface isn’t nearly as user friendly.

  4. Frank Werff Avatar
    Frank Werff

    Finally! ???

  5. Carlito Brigante Avatar
    Carlito Brigante

    Best app on my phone

  6. Jack Richard Wood Avatar
    Jack Richard Wood

    Dng2raw and snapseed. You’re set.

  7. Adrian Resubal Avatar
    Adrian Resubal

    Julius Bagsic we need this tbh

    1. Julius Bagsic Avatar
      Julius Bagsic

      Hell yes, took long enough