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P: Computational photography on mobile devices

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Jul 28, 2023 Jul 28, 2023

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but other than the HDR mode, no computational photography is done using the LR app on mobile.


I compared results on an iPhone 11 and iPad Air (M1) in low light situation and, although having the benefit of .dng files, the .heic files out of the standard camera were much cleaner than the .dng files.

Other options for computational photography ranges from ND filter simulation to astrophotography stacking (cfr Affinity)


Too bad since LR unlocks the raw format and should be capable of capturing stunning images as an all-in-one app.


On the screenshot below, a 100% comparison of an HDR (best case, using LR app) and HEIC image. Granted, the heic surrfers of (exessive) smoothening, but the better SNR thanks to computational photography still favors the latter.

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