Samsung is doing an exceptional job with the updates. After rolling out the Android 13 update faster than any other non-Pixel phone, the company has already started rolling out another major update for its Galaxy phones. One UI 5.1 is now available with some new features including quicker access to Expert RAW.
Since this is a recent change, you may not be able to spot the Expert Raw option for a quick launch, so here’s a quick guide on how to access Expert Raw on Samsung phones. The guide includes methods for both One UI 5 and One UI 5.1. Before we get to the guide let’s know more about Expert RAW on Samsung.
What is Expert RAW?
Expert Raw is an app on Samsung phones that gives users complete control over the device cameras. It is very similar to Pro mode but with more features. In Expert RAW users can adjust almost every element to their liking to capture detailed natural pictures.
RAW photos contain more details as compared to JPEG and hence can be used for editing later through Lightroom or Photoshop or other editing apps. Yes, you can say that RAW images are lossless images and are resourceful for advanced photographers. Because RAW images are sharp, they take up a lot of storage.
Samsung Expert RAW Supported Devices
Samsung introduced the Expert RAW beta first on Galaxy S21 in South Korea. The advanced app was later released in 2022. And since then its compatibility has been extended to some latest Galaxy S series phones. You can check the eligible Galaxy phones below.
- Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S23 Plus
- Galaxy S23
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
Upcoming premium range phones will get the Expert RAW feature.
How to Access Expert RAW on Samsung (One UI 5.1)
In One UI 5.1, Samsung integrated the Expert RAW in the stock camera app. This means you can easily access the Expert RAW after updating to One UI 5.1. The function of the Expert RAW will remain the same. Here’s how to access it after the update.
- First, install the Expert RAW app from Galaxy Store on your compatible Samsung phone.
- Now open the Stock Camera app on your phone.
- Tap on the More option which will available at the extreme right.
- On the More page, you will find multiple options.
- From the options tap on Expert RAW (available in the first).
- That’s it, you can now use the Expert RAW app on One UI 5.1.
The Expert RAW option will not be available on unsupported devices. But if you have a phone from the list and still not seeing the option, then make sure to install the Expert RAW app from the Galaxy store and check again.
How to Access Expert RAW on One UI 5
If you have not updated your phone to One UI 5.1, then the process to access expert raw is different. Here’s how to use Expert RAW in One UI 5.0.
- Open the Galaxy Store app on your phone.
- Search for the Expert RAW app or directly open this link.
- Install the app on your Samsung phone. The Install button will not be available if your phone is not eligible.
- Now open the Expert RAW app and that’s all.
You can tweak any elements such as ISO, Exposure, Focus, and Speed in the expert raw app. The photos taken from the app will be 16-bit RAW photos that you can edit directly through the integrated Lightroom editor.