Raw vs. JPEG

warrusty

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After some extremely disappointing photos, I decided to shoot in raw and process through ACDSee. Check out the difference in the details in the chair pattern (raw above JPG below).Raw vs JPEG.jpg
 

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I'm not convinced the second one is more detailed: it looks oversharpened to me, which seems like the big problem LG's software has IMO. I'll definitely look at this as a solution to the camera, it's just a shame with this sort of improvement there's no option to shoot in RAW with the automatic camera, too.
 

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Much more detail in the raw. The chair upholstery is a very fine pattern which you don't see in the lower photo. Pictures taken in raw are acceptable. Regular jpegs are not acceptable for this class of camera phone. So I believe it is a software issue.
 

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I've been telling people to shoot in manual because the phone's aggressive photo manipulation is a detriment.
Better detail in the chair. The dynamic range comment is inaccurate. First pic is brighter but does not have blacks as deep so the dynamic range is not better.
 

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...it's just a shame with this sort of improvement there's no option to shoot in RAW with the automatic camera, too.

That would defeat the entire purpose of shooting in auto. RAW, by its very nature does not apply any automatic processes. It requires editing because it is not a universally viewable file type and it typically doesn't look all that great due to having all of the sensor data.
 

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I think what he's asking for is more akin to the PSAM modes on a proper camera. Seems we have either ***** mode or full manual with nothing in between.

Of course with a fixed shutter you could argue that it's irrelevant.