My phone (google pixel 3a) has the option to save raw files as well as jpegs. Sometimes I have the curiosity to go back to these raws and try to make something better in Darktable… and I usually can’t! Sometimes like in the examples that I post here I do like the edited raws better than the jpegs because there’s less sharpening, they look more “organic” but anyway, I can never make exact (or 90%-exact) replicas of the jpegs.
I’m aware that there’s a lot of computational photography that these Pixel phones do, but I think it’s mostly coming into play when you do night or star photography or capturing smiles and stuff like this, not with simple, static shots. But I may be wrong…
Anway let me post here a couple of examples – I’d like to see what other people here think about this and what you can make out of them.
example 1 (jpg)
example 1 (raw+xmp)
example 2 (jpg)
example 2 (raw+xmp)
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