Samsung just recently released a brand new update to the Expert Raw app featuring Night photography, Astrophotography mode, and multiple exposures option. However, that version came with some critical bug for the latest One UI 5 firmware upgrade and was soon pulled back from the Galaxy Store. Here, download the latest Expert Raw APK v2.0.03.1.
Samsung’s Expert Raw is getting closer to the Google Camera app and as such, can be used as a GCAM alternative for Galaxy devices.
Samsung community (Korea) moderator Camera 1 charge showcased new features from the latest Expert Raw update in a blogpost here. It goes through the “Special Shooting Technique” for the Expert RAW app. In part one, Samsung released multiple exposures. In part 2, Astrophoto features are explored.
Expert Raw Multiple Exposures Feature
The history of multiple exposures begins with film cameras. It involves shooting by stacking different images with multiple exposures on a single frame.
These traditional features are now available in the latest Expert RAW app, providing you with a professional camera experience.
Multiple exposures option:
A total of 2 recording methods and 4 composite methods are available, and a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 9 pictures can be recorded.
It can be turned on and off using the multiple exposure icon from the quick settings at the top. Select ‘ ∨ ‘ in the top toast to change to other options while shooting.
There are two types of shooting methods: Continuous shooting and Manual shooting.
If you select Continuous, pictures are taken continuously at regular intervals, and Manual allows you to take pictures one by one when you want.
When shooting manually, the previously synthesized results are superimposed on the preview for more convenient and perfect shooting.
Four synthesis methods include:
- Increase (Add.)
- Average (Avg.)
Astrophotography using Expert Raw
A lot of people want to take pictures of the stars. There are a couple of ways you can capture stars at night. One is simply using the night mode on your Samsung Galaxy camera app. The second is to use long exposures in Pro mode.
There is now a third way by using Expert Raw’s new Astrophotography mode.
Astrophotography in Expert Raw uses Image Stacking, which takes several relatively short exposure photos and synthesizes them according to the movement of the celestial body, and the technology that separates the sky and the landscape to prevent the scenery from flowing when compositing according to the movement of the celestial body.
Most importantly, Samsung will also provide a guide to check the constellations!
Samsung Expert RAW APK Download with Astrophotography
Samsung’s Expert Raw camera app gives photographers a way of accessing the uncompressed data of an image (called RAW), straight from the camera sensor.
- Expert RAW 2.0.03.1 APK
- Previous Samsung Expert RAW 2.0.00.3 APK (post link)
- Previous Expert RAW 1.0.02.6 APK (post link)
Currently, the Expert Raw stable version supports Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22+, S22, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Fold 3, and Z Fold 4. There is an alternative Expert Raw build for Galaxy S20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra, and Z Fold 2 support.
Read more on: What is Expert RAW?
Expert Raw Profile
- Expert RAW Lightroom Profile | Telegram link | AFH Mirror | Onedrive
Download from Samsung Galaxy Store
The Expert Raw app is now available in more countries including the UK. So you can directly download the app w from the Samsung Galaxy Store.
- Samsung Camera Expert RAW | Galaxy Store | Mirror link
How to Enable Astrophotography Mode in Expert Raw?
Astrophoto mode can be toggled on and off using the Astrophotography icon from quick settings at the top. An option to show an astronomical guide and an option to select shooting time can be selected.
The recording time is 4 minutes, 7 minutes, and 10 minutes. To get more options while recording, select ‘ ∨ ‘ in the top toast to change it.
How to use Samsung Camera long exposures for night photography?
- Fix the smartphone on a tripod.
- Enter Pro mode or Expert RAW in the Camera app.
- Manually set Speed and ISO.
- If the sky is dark enough, you can fix the Speed as shown below.
- UW 30 sec / W 20 sec / T 15 sec / ST 4 sec
- ISO is variable depending on the sky brightness of the day, shooting location, etc.
- First of all, try shooting with 800. If the result is dark, choose a larger number, and if it is light, choose a smaller number to find a suitable number.
- You can leave the color temperature automatically, but you can also set it to your liking.
- 3500K to 4000K is recommended.
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