Anyone for Lollipop Sushi???

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  1. FoxKat

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    So who says RAW isn't good? Don't like Sushi??? Well if we're talking about the image type that you're working with in your phone camera pictures, you may wish to "sink your teeth into" RAW images, thanks to Android 5.0, AKA Lollipop.

    Lollipop 5.0.JPG

    RAW (or DNG - Digital Negative - written by Adobe as they're known), allows you to dump all the data that was captured by the imaging sensor on the camera, and then work with it in its unedited, lossless form and get some amazing final images. Above is a quick comparison of a JPG and the same image in DNG (after editing). As you can see, the JPG image on the left is nice, but does show washing out of the bright areas in the background (the cars and buildings towards the top of the screen), as well as a lack of detail in the darker ares. The same image to the right shows a dramatically improved image, both in balance and color pop.

    In the DNG image, when looking at the buildings and the cars at the top, you can make out clearly the outlines and detail of the buildings and vehicles. Also note places such as the rear windshields and the back of the trunk lids, where in the DNG you can actually make out reflections.

    See the entire story and a nice array of JPG versus DNG edited images for your viewing pleasure at the link below. With Lollipop and the 21MP sensors on the new Nexus 6 and "rumored" Droid Turbo, we may have finally gotten to the homerun phones we've been waiting for from Motorola. Using RAW image format for the cameras and then editing to the final product, we will be able to produce images that could possibly rival both the iPhones and even the Note 4!

    Unleashing the full power of Android 5.0 Lollipop camera see the difference between lossless raw DNG vs JPEG
     
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    I love it raw.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this FoxKat! The RAW looks awesome!
     
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    Ask any professional photographer! There is no other format except for the occasional TIF file.

    Who here knows that every time you edit and save a JPG file you have lost some detail in the process. Not so with RAW files.
     
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