Imagine my disappointment with my brand new Galaxy S21 Ultra shooting in Pro Mode when importing images into Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 only to find the Noise Reduction module does not work at all. (Other basics do, such as exposure, saturation, etc.) Yet, my DNG files from my prior Galaxy S20 Ultra do just fine in Lightroom along with DNG files from other devices such as my drone.
For anyone else with this phone, can you report if you experience the same thing? I'd like to know if this is a broader issue with Samsung's latest phone, or if this issue is isolated strictly to my phone.
Footnote: I just tried attaching a sample shot that is giving me the problem, and I can't upload it because of this error message. Now I'm wondering if this is somehow connected:
Put it on a file sharing service like Dropbox or similar and send us the link.
Thank you for the confirmation DJ, just to be sure - you think this is a bug with the Samsung (corrupted?) file not Lightroom, correct?
I am also having the same issue as you with the S21 DNG files. I tried using another photo editing app, Polarr, and was able to make adjustments to the noise in my photos. With that revelation, I believe it's an issue with Adobe and how they handle the S21's files. I'm not sure what would make it different, but that's what I've noticed. Hope this helps bring some more clarity to the issue.
Thanks very much, to your point I am also able to reduce the noise in Darktable. In my mind I was blaming Samsung for the corrupted file especially since I got that error message trying to upload it here. But now I agree, I think it would be prudent to alert Adobe to this problem!
Please submit a bug report at the URL provided below by dj_paige
My guess it's the file format, their version of DNG.
I just tried zooming into 1600% at which point I could detect a very small bit of noise reduction, no color noise reduction.
I ran the file through the Adobe DNG Converter but got the same results.
I opened the file in Luminar 4 and On1 Photo Raw 2018. Both allowed for noise reduction. Of interest: both should little to no color noise, unlike ACR which showed a lot.