Samsung takes night photography to the next level by updating the Galaxy S22 Camera with a new astrophoto function and the ability to merge shots into one.
Other smartphones have a kind of “night mode” that allows the device to take better pictures in low-light environments. But there has never really been a concerted push towards astrophotography.
you must use certain tricks and equipment take good photos of the night sky. Samsung addresses these shortcomings with new features designed to make night photography easier (opens in new tab) and more fun about the astrophoto mentioned above. The company even claims that without the extra equipment, you’ll have “professional” quality pictures.
New beta features
Astrophoto will be available via Expert RAW, an app for the Galaxy S22 series With it, users can take photos in high-quality RAW format and configure the Pro settings of the camera. Samsung didn’t offer many details, but did mention the device’s use of the device’s “advanced AI segmentation technology and multi-frame processing” to capture images over a period of time. From the sound of it, you’ll have to keep the phone still for a while while taking a picture.
There will be one Sky Guide in the app (opens in new tab) Show the positions of constellations, solar systems and even nebulae in the night sky by drawing them on the screen.
As for the aforementioned image meshing feature, this will come in the form of multiple exposures. The tool allows the S22 to take multiple images and overlay them like a filter to create a few cool looking abstract images (opens in new tab).
In addition to Astrophoto, Samsung has provided some preview images and videos for the upcoming one Camera wizard update an app that tries to take the guesswork out of smartphone photography. We see the differences between turning Auto HDR on and off and the Faster shutter tool speed (opens in new tab).
Both astrophoto and multiple exposures are currently in beta and only available on S22 phones running One UI 5, which is currently only available through Verizon. A company representative told us that he recommends upgrading to One UI 5 first before downloading the beta. If you’re one of the lucky few with access, you can join the beta by opening the Settings menu in Expert RAW and then selecting the Special Photo option.
For everyone else, the rep also said that One UI 5 will be rolling out to more carriers in the coming days. So make sure to keep an eye on this update when it arrives. We also asked if there are any plans to launch the beta on older devices and if people will see Astrophoto in the future Galaxy S23but they could not comment.
So it’s entirely possible that an official launch won’t be the last we see Astrophoto. Improving night photography could be the future of smartphone cameras. It will be interesting to see if that is the case.
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