Poll: Do you shoot RAW photos with your smartphone camera?


Smartphone cameras may not be up to DSLR quality due to their spatial constraints. But in all honestly — they are still pretty good! In fact, flagship smartphones' cameras have inspired a generation of amateur photographers, not just because of their amazing quality, but also thanks to a slew of photo-sharing apps and social media that popped up.

Any self-respecting semi-pro, however, prefers to forgo the software post-processing offered by phones and shoot photos in RAW, which they then touch up themselves on a PC. Of course, a slower and more tedious process, which offers its rewards in better quality (or just better end result control in the hands of the photographer) and lessons learned by the user.

Android has long had apps that use the phone's camera to shoot in RAW and some manufacturers have enabled the option on their stock camera apps as well. Apple's iPhones are also capable of shooting RAW via 3rd party apps thanks to an API, which has been made available to developers.

But the question is, do you care about shooting in RAW and editing your photos yourself? Even if you lack the knowledge, would you like to do it if you could? Let us know in our poll!

Do / would you prefer to shoot RAW images with your smartphone?

I absolutely prefer to shoot in RAW and edit photos myself
23.07%
Once in a while, for a special photo, I might do that
31.52%
I would if I could, but I've no idea how image editing works
24.28%
Editing-schmediting, I am a point-and-shoot person and prefer automatic post-processing
21.14%

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