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Sony’s IMX586 will bring an Effective 48MP to smartphone cameras

Sony is the largest camera lens producer for Android smartphones, hands down. Nearly every flagship device uses a Sony camera sensor with very few exceptions. As a result, any camera advancement from Sony is likely to benefit practically anyone looking for an upgrade in the future. The Sony IMX586 is on the way to flagships...

Snapseed, Google’s free image editor for Android, adds a dark theme

Snapseed is Google's free image editor for Android. It's famous not only for being able to apply basic filters on photos snapped with your camera but for also being able to process RAW .dng files too. Google purchased the company in 2012, making the bulk of its features free to use for Android users. The...

OnePlus 5 Focusing on Camera Quality, What Would You Like to See?

As most of you are likely aware, we are deep into leak season for the upcoming OnePlus 5, with many rumors, renders, and Blurry Cam™ photos of the device floating around. OnePlus has already begun their own social media campaign of teasers and calculated reveals, intriguingly posting a photo today that hints of a slimmer device...

Thoughts on the OnePlus 3T as an International Traveler’s Companion

A little over a month ago, 36 hours after catching a flight from Los Angeles International Airport, I found myself walking off a plane into a small, rural airport in southern Chile. Beginning in Seattle, Washington, I flew to San Diego, drove to Los Angeles, flew to Houston, caught a flight from Houston to Santiago, Chile,...

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 (Mobile Printer) Review: The Inescapable Allure of Physical Media

 As an avid photographer, I've long enjoyed the experience of having prints made of photos I've taken. I've experimented with a number of different services, usually looking to produce some thoughtful gifts or mementos for my own personal enjoyment. My current favorite is undoubtedly Artifact Uprising, a print company that began independently but almost immediately...

How to Automatically Enhance your Photos in Snapseed

I suck at photo editing (and photography in general) and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I haven't bothered learning how to use manual camera controls or edit raw images like some of my colleagues have. Like most people, I use the default features of my camera, with all options set to automatic, to let the software...

Using Manual Camera Controls: Improving the Quality and Versatility of Your Photography

In the last several weeks, I have been exploring mobile photography and have striven to offer our readers some advice for editing their own photography and shooting in RAW, and have also made a case for modern smartphones as valuable tools in and of themselves for anyone interested in exploring the art. I hope to have assisted readers in beginning or continuing...

Tips for Editing RAW Photography — Get the Most out of Your Smartphone’s Camera

­­ After exploring the RAW capabilities of my OnePlus 3T and Sony NEX-5 cameras, an array of readers responded with questions and comments on RAW photography and their experiences. Many expressed the desire to better learn how to edit photography and particularly how to deal with RAW file formats on both mobile devices and desktop operating...

RAW Smartphone Photography: A Look at The Difference RAW Editing Makes (Ft. OnePlus 3T)

Oddly enough, my first transformative experiences with photography initially transpired through the lens of an HTC Incredible 2, sometime around late 2011. As a nascent technology addict and with the Incredible 2 as my first true smartphone, I was keen to explore the full breadth of its utility and capabilities. I rapidly adopted the habit of...