Are smartphones other than iPhones in your future? I would love using DxO with my Google Pixel 6
Not even the latest iPhones are covered yet.
I recently picked up an iPhone 13 Pro Max, so now I can shoot two formats that DxO doesn’t support: HEIC and ProRAW
What about all of those wonderful editing apps that phone manufacturers supply? Wondering why anyone would want to use anything other than those apps. Frankly, I take all of my phone pics in jpeg and let it go at that, unless I want to edit the jpeg and then I do my best with dxo.
I would like to use the best raw software that exists on my Pixel 6’s .dng files. That is DxO. Perhaps DxO could release a generic .dng software converter.
In good light, one is much better off even with a phone from Google Pixel 4 + and iPhone 11 + shooting in RAW and developing in DxO. There’s a convenient hack to be able to edit DNG files from the iPhone 11 Pro with DxO PhotoLab 5 and the results are consistently better than with either jpeg or other RAW development software. This hack (changing the camera model) may work for Google Pixel files as well (and may not, it does not work for the iPhone 13 Pro and works less well for the iPhone 12 Pro, the last officially supported iPhone is the iPhone X).
On the other hand, when shooting in mixed light or low light, these new phones have HDR and multiple take merge modes which make the jpegs better than a single frame DNG/RAW file.
It’s high time that DxO unlocked PhotoLab for mobile phone DNG/RAW files.