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Snapseed Update Supports DNG On Android Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

28 October 2015

In a blog post today, Google Product Manager of Digital Photography John Nack announced the Android version of Snapseed 2.1 can now edit DNG images.

In the new release, a new Develop filter module that appears when you open a Raw image gives you control over highlights, shadows and white balance.

Don't ask about the iOS version. No Apple iPhone supports Raw capture, although being able to edit DNGs from other sources would be a valuable addition.

DNG is Adobe's Digital Negative Format, a non-proprietary Raw format some camera apps support directly. Adobe's free DNG Converter, which we use on every image we take, can convert proprietary Raw formats into DNG files.

Text of the announcement follows.

Snapseed goes Raw! DNG support arrives on Android.

I'm delighted to say that DNG files, shot directly on Android phones or converted from other formats, can now be edited in Google Snapseed for Android. When you open these images in the new Snapseed 2.1 (rolling out now, so please check back in the Play Store if it's not yet available where you are), a new Develop filter module gives you great control over highlights, shadows and white balance -- just as you'd expect when working with Raw.

Some phones can shoot DNG photos in the phone's built-in camera app, including LG G4, HTC One M9, OnePlus One, Oppo N1, Oppo N3 and Oppo Find 7. Others require a third-party camera app to shoot DNGs, including the Samsung S6, Samsung S6 Edge, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. Devices need at least 1.5-GB of RAM and good OpenGL support.

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