Just out of curiosity, since I don’t own a top-notch smartphone (e.g. Google pixel 4 and the like) for taking pictures…
What format do you suggest for taking pictures with smartphones, Raw (Dng) or jpeg?
The easy answer might be Raw (that is, Dng) since it contains more data to work with, later on, with Rawtherapee - Darktable and other similar open source softwares.
However, with jpeg you take advantage of all the software know-how of Google algorithms shipped with Pixel 4.
Take for instance a look at these samples (Google pixel 4):
As usual, the jpeg images are already quite good, out-of-the-box, compared to the “similar” Dng (Raw) images which naturally need a much in-depth work to make them outstanding.
In addition, I have read the Dng format might not be always handled correctly by all open source Raw converters