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Snapseed

Snapseed, the photo editor created by the now-Google-owned Niksoft, has seen an update this week to v2.1 allowing it to edit RAW data in DNG files.

The feature builds on the introduction of RAW capabilities in Android’s camera system in Android 5.0 Lollipop. With a number of prominent devices this year supporting Android’s new Camera APIs and enabling RAW shooting, it’s high time we saw an increase in the number of big name editors that support editing RAW images.

A summary of the changes was delivered by Googler Anton Daubert in a Google+ post, in which he explained that the preservation of the original camera sensor data now allows Snapseed to perform edits like blown-out highlight recovery and similar exposure changes that are impossible to do on standard JPG files. There’s also a couple of good examples of edits to images made possible by editing RAW data.

Snapseed v2.1 also offers a couple of other UI improvements, and offers better preservation of EXIF data on processed images.

Snapseed
Snapseed
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Anton Daubert (Google+)Snapseed (Google Play).
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Jason Murray
Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!
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Hieu Nguyen
Hieu Nguyen
5 years ago

Unfortunately not working on my Galaxy S6 with raw photos using Proshot or Manual Camera.

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whispy_snippet
5 years ago

I never thought we’d see a day where Android is the premier platform for photography. With superior cameras and now mobile RAW editing, the iPhone has finally been slain.