Samsung released three new flagship phones under Galaxy S22 series and 3 Galaxy Tab S8 tablets in the recent Unpacked Event 2022. The Galaxy S22 phones feature Samsung’s latest firmware called One UI 4.1. The latest software update also brought new Galaxy S22 camera features like night portraits, portrait video mode, new Director’s View, telephoto lens support for pro, pro video mode, and most importantly, a new Expert Raw camera app.
While the Expert Raw is still in beta and supports only the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 Ultra, a new stable update is coming which will support many previous-generation smartphones including the Galaxy Foldable series. According to an announcement made by a moderator in the Samsung Community blogpost (Korea), many Galaxy S22 camera features will come to older Galaxy S-series and Fold-series devices.
In particular, the next Expert Raw update will support Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Fold 3, Note 20 Ultra, S20 Ultra, and Z Fold 2. The app may also be out of beta. Samsung may release a stable version of Expert Raw APK this month.
Most importantly, the next app update may come as soon as tomorrow. This is because the Korean Samsung Galaxy devices will start receiving the May 2022 update anytime now which will include the new Expert Raw APK.
Stay tuned for the latest Expert Raw camera app update for Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Fold 3, Note 20 Ultra, S20 Ultra, Z Fold 2.
Expert Raw, a multi-frame-based raw format, provides even more flexible options on top of the default Samsung camera app. The expert raw app opens the camera system giving you full control of your camera’s lenses as well as autofocus, ISO, EV, and white balance settings. With access to all of that rich metadata, you can edit like a pro directly on your Galaxy S22 with Adobe Lightroom.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra introduced the Pro Mode option in its default camera app. However, it only works with the phone’s primary and ultrawide cameras. The device’s telephoto cameras aren’t supported by the built-in Pro Mode. You can solve this by using Samsung’s new Expert RAW camera app.
What is Expert RAW?
Expert Raw is a proprietary Samsung camera addon that enables full control of your phone’s camera lenses with options like autofocus, ISO, EV, and white balance settings. With access to all of that rich metadata, you can edit like a pro directly on your Galaxy S22 with Adobe Lightroom.
Expert Raw also enables users to fully utilize the phone’s primary, ultrawide, 3x telephoto, and 10x telephoto cameras. Some of the features include exposure value, focus, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance adjustments. Both photographs and videos can benefit from these settings.
You can also edit highlights, shadows, saturation, and hue from photos; similar to the default Galaxy S21 Ultra camera app. It features histogram, HDR support, and the ability to export photographs in Lossless JPG and 16-bit Linear DNG RAW formats.
Read more on this Samsung Community post.
Check out the Expert Raw app in action running on Galaxy S21 Ultra:
Screenshots of Samsung Expert Raw Camera App:
Samsung Galaxy Expert RAW Camera Features
The latest Expert Raw 1.0.00.26 comes with features like:
- Full control of camera’s lenses
- White Balance
- Shutter Speed
- Linear DNG 16bit raw
- Lossless JPEG
- Professional mode functions such as ISO, Shutter-Speed, EV, Manual Focus, White Balance, Histogram, etc.
- UW, Wide, Tele(3x), Tele(10x) lens support
Supported models and OS
- Android 12 (S) OS or higher
- S21 Ultra
Latest Samsung Camera Expert RAW APK Download
Note that this is an addon to the Samsung Camera app. As of now, the new Expert RAW camera software is only available for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra, and Galaxy Tab S8 series running One UI 4.0/4.1 based on Android 12.
The next update will support Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Fold 3, Note 20 Ultra, S20 Ultra, and Z Fold 2.
Meanwhile, download the latest version 1.0.00.26 with updated Adobe Lightroom GUI in Viewer, fixed the problem where the app won’t run after downloading, fixed pixel blur, and improved JPG quality at night.
- Expert RAW 1.0.00.26 APK | Telegram Link | AFH mirror | Mega Mirror
- Expert RAW Lightroom Profile | Telegram link | AFH Mirror | Onedrive
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