Snapseed goes raw! DNG support arrives on Android.

I’m delighted to say that DNG files, shot directly on Android phones or converted from other formats, can now be edited in Google Snapseed for Android. When you open these images in the new Snapseed 2.1 (rolling out now, so please check back in the Play Store if it’s not yet available where you are), a new Develop filter module gives you great control over highlights, shadows, and white balance—just as you’d expect when working with raw.

Some phones can shoot DNG photos in the phone’s built-in camera app, including LG G4, HTC One M9, OnePlus One, Oppo N1, Oppo N3, and Oppo Find 7. Others require a third-party camera app to shoot DNGs, including the Samsung S6, Samsung S6 Edge, Nexus 5, and Nexus 6. Devices need at least 1.5GB of RAM & good OpenGL support.

Happy shooting, and please let us know what you think!

Raw vs jpeg

5 thoughts on “Snapseed goes raw! DNG support arrives on Android.

  1. Dear John Nack and Google,

    This is indeed great news and a huge step forward for mobile photography. Forgive me if this is a silly question but does this also mean that we can, or will soon, be able to backup our raw captures using the Google Photos App?

    Many thanks for you and all your brilliant colleagues.

    David Marx

      1. Truly great news! I also noticed that Snapseed now seems to automatically open the raw file when it detects both a raw and a jpeg copy side by side on my Samsung Galaxy s6.

        Not to pry into corporate plans but will we soon see the option to shoot in raw using the Google Camera App on compatible Android phones or will .dng raw capture remain something that only third-party apps can accomplish on these devices?

        Many many thanks again to you and your team. This really is the beginning of a professional-grade mobile photography workflow.

        David Marx

  2. To be able to shot and edit RAW in your phone is awesome. I still prefer Snapseed over Lr Mobile because of its simple interface.

    I have installed LR mobile on my Samsung S6 waiting for Adobe to implement DNG HDR capture on this phone.

    For those interested in testing LR developing but do not have a DNG capable phone I have shared some Samsung S6 DNG samples for download at the end of the this blog post ->

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