Samsung has launched a new standalone app that brings the Pro Mode support for the telephoto lens on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Titled “Expert RAW,” the app has been released on the Galaxy Store. The app adds Pro Mode support for the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s dedicated telephoto zoom lens. The Expert RAW camera app is in beta and currently only compatible with Galaxy S21 Ultra handsets running Android 12-based One UI 4.0.
As of now, the Pro Mode within the default camera app on Galaxy S21 devices only works with the main and ultra-wide camera lenses. But now, with the new Expert RAW app, S21 Ultra users will be able to use Pro Mode for all the Wide-angle, Telephoto, and Ultra-wide lenses. Expert RAW will give power to an existing camera on the S21 Ultra handsets to click better pictures and tweak them. However, the app is currently only available on the Galaxy Store in South Korea.
Expert RAW Will Give Full Access to Features of Telephoto Lens
As aforesaid, the Pro Mode within the default or stock camera app of S21 handsets only works with the main and ultra-wide lenses. Moreover, the zoom that you achieve in this is completely digital. This might be quite disappointing for the Galaxy S21 Ultra users, as this high-end phone has one of the best zoom lenses. But with the newly released Expert RAW app, you will be able to use the advanced camera features.
Further, Samsung has promised users can perform high-quality, high-dynamic-range photos in multi-frame raw format. In the dark areas, users can now get more detailed images using the Expert RAW app. It reduces noises, increases sharpness, and expands the dynamic range in the dark. Apart from this, it also allows users to import Expert RAW profiles to the Lightroom app on the PC.
With Pro Mode access, when you choose Galaxy S21 Ultra’s telephoto lens for enhanced zoom, you can fully access shutter controls, view live histograms, adjust ISO levels and exposure, and tune highlight, shadow, and saturation levels, among a list of many other controls. Furthermore, the new Expert RAW app also supports HDR. Not just this, it comes with the ability to save and store images in Lossless JPEG and 16-bit Linear DNG RAW formats.