Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra opts for Adobe Lightroom as the go-to RAW image processor

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Adobe LIghtroom is the default image editing app
Running with the mantra that a professional photographer should have professional tools at their disposal, Samsung has made the powerful Adobe Lightroom app the default image editor on its new Galaxy S23 Ultra super-flagship, which got announced on February 1st after months upon months of leaks.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as the rest of the Galaxy S23 lineup, is currently available for pre-ordering. You can score some pretty neat discounts by following the links below:

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at $199.99 with trade-in

The S23 Ultra is now officially in stores. Get up to $750 instant trade-in credit, and $100 instant credit from Samsung with the purchase. The phone starts at $199.99 with an eligible trade-in for AT&T or T-Mobile.
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Galaxy S23 Plus starts at $119.99

You can now get the Galaxy S23 Plus with up to $700 in trade-in discount from Samsung. Save even more if you go for T-Mobile or AT&T.
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Galaxy S23 for free with trade-in (AT&T and T-Mobile), save on unlocked model too

Go with T-Mobile or AT&T right off the bat and you can pay nothing for a vanilla S23 with 256GB storage (with an eligible trade-in). Verizon's version starts at $59.99 with trade-in. Or pick an unlocked model and cough up $159.99 after trade-in credits.
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With the enhanced Expert RAW app on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23 Plus, or Galaxy S23, which now allows you to snap 50MP RAW DNG files, users will be quickly prompted to edit the resulting RAW image straight into the Adobe Lightroom app. Mind you, this exceptional piece of mobile software isn't actually pre0installed on the Galaxy S23 Ultra; you will have to actually tap on the prompt and download the app from the Galaxy Store. A Samsung account is required to finish the procedure.

Of course, you're also free to edit the image file with any other image editor that supports RAW, but we doubt you'll find anything better than Adobe's Lightroom, which is exceptionally feature-rich. 

Circling back to the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera, it utilizes a brand new 200MP camera sensor, clocking in at 23mm and boasting an f/1.7 aperture. The camera sensor doesn't produce 200MP images on the regular, no; instead, it uses advanced pixel-binning to merge sixteen adjacent pixels into one and benefit from better sharpness, detail, and low-light sensitivity. And the Expert RAW app lets you take 50MP RAW shots and not only make full use of the extensive manual controls the app gives you, but also shoot RAW with multi-frame exposures.

Overall, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is shaping up to be another great chapter in Samsung's exciting mobile photography journey. Make sure to check out our ongoing review of the Galaxy S23 Ultra for the full scope of its camera-centric capabilities.

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