As an amateur hobbyist, I have a reasonable quality budget camera with interchangeable lenses and now exclusively shoot RAW which I process using Darktable. I’m still learning but I am pleased with the output.
But of course, these days there more pics taken using mobile phones. The quality of the output can be very good. But I’m not sure how to develop RAW photos from my mobile because programs like Darktable have only limited model support. Its website suggests that one can submit sample RAW images and possible the community will produce a facility for unlisted cameras. But I’m not sure of the process and whether there is enthusiasm for mobile phone cameras in the open source community.
Background: before it recently failed, I discovered I could also RAW using pro mode on a Samsung S6 mobile phone. I replaced the S6 with an Android based “realme 3 Pro” which, for a budget mobile has excellent cameras. Out of the box, it did not shoot RAW using the manufacture’s camera app. But I then discovered the joy of the open source “Open Camera” app for Android. It of course does support RAW on the realme 3 Pro.
The RAW output from Open Camera has file extension DNG. But loading these into Darktable, I do not see how I can process them as I do with my main camera (which is fully supported by Darktable).
Am I missing something? Can I submit sample RAW images somewhere? And if so is it likely that some support may be developed for such mobile cameras?