There’s also a new multiple-exposure mode for taking artistic photos.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is one of the best Android phones on the market, with excellent displays and cameras. Since the phones’ initial release in early February, the Korean conglomerate has also released regular updates to improve its imaging performance. If you want even more control over your camera, you can use Samsung’s Expert RAW app, which allows you to capture RAW/DNG photos with a multi-frame HDR. The photos can then be tweaked in your favorite photo editing app to achieve the desired effect. Samsung’s latest Expert RAW update includes a notable new feature: Astrophoto mode.
Despite having a plethora of camera modes and features, Samsung’s flagship phones’ camera apps lack a dedicated astrophotography mode. The new Astrophoto mode in the Expert RAW app seeks to address this issue. It includes a built-in Sky guide to assist in locating constellations, stars, and solar systems. If you know what part of the night sky you want to photograph, you can always turn off the guide. To achieve the best results, photos are captured using AI and multi-frame technology. The minimum time for taking an astrophoto is 4 minutes, with a maximum time of 10 minutes. It goes without saying that you must use a tripod when photographing the stars.
Expert RAW is also gaining the ability to capture multiple photos with different exposures, which can then be blended together using the various overlay options. According to Samsung, this mode can be used to “create incredible abstract shots.”
In addition to the Expert RAW update, Samsung detailed the Camera Assistant app in its announcement, which was made public a few days ago. On the Galaxy S22, the app allows you to customize image processing options such as Auto HDR, Auto lens switching, and faster shutter speed so that the final output matches your shooting style.
Expert RAW’s Astrophoto and multiple exposure modes are currently in beta and are only available on the Galaxy S22 series running Android 13. Expert RAW is available for download from the Galaxy Store.