Apple patent aims to improve iPhone camera without bumping megapixel count

By Shawn Knight ยท 31 replies
May 8, 2014
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    I use 3 of Adobe's products, PSE-5 & 7, PSCS-4, & Lightroom. I always buy a camera body, only if I can find it on the list of "Camera_RAW", plugins for my software versions. Adobe uses the RAW plugin to blackmail its users into upgrading to a later version of the software itself. They go so far with a plugin update, but no further.

    In any case, since I don't have a phone that takes pictures, phone support is pretty much moot to me. I know they support a sh!t load of point & shoot model digicams, and pretty low end models at that.

    However DNG is a patent waste of time. It was/is an attempt on Adobe's part, to trick, (literally), its customers into using a proprietary format. The DNG plugin, never supports more cameras than its RAW file counterpart.

    Nikon for example, publishes software in support of its own RAW format, but if you want editing capability, not simply reading ability, you pay through the nose. And it is of course, brand specific.

    The trick between a phone, and a DSLR, is rather obviously the optics. PSCS, & Lightroom, both have lens model, focal length, and brand specific correction factors, for such things as vignetting, light fall off in wide angle lenses, along with calibrated corrections for pincushion or barrel distortion, color fringing, etc. My point being, it isn't simply the file format in use, it's the post processing that RAW allows, which actually determines the format's end result, or "the photograph's fate". if you will..
  2. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    To me this sounds like an iphone user's comment :D. In an ideal world if you want the best photos of various objects in different lighting conditions you need a plethora of devices. At the moment no one camera on a phone outshines the rest. I have access to an iphone 4s, 5s, Galaxy S5 and S2 :)D) and tbh I don't think any of them are very good in low light unless you play around with shutter speeds and ISO and even then it can be pretty poor. I have to say in perfect light conditions the galaxy s5 outshines all the current phones and the HDR though not perfect does give pleasing results. In less natural light though I find the 5s just beats others hands down but you won't notice this looking at you taken image on the phone screens. The galaxy s5 screen is much better than the iphone and can give misleading results so to be truely accurate take a pic on both phones then view them on a pc (ideally a pc with ips) then you can really compare. In the end you will notice there really isn't much in it both have pros and cons. I can say though that anything iphone older than a 5 just sucks at every photo you take unless it's absolutely perfect natural light and the object stays still for 30 mins.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I am an iPhone user, so yeah :D. Eh, personal preference.
  4. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Smart-phones are just hopeless when taking photos of moving objects. I often use my phone when an unusual train passes but if the train is moving the front of the train looks as if it slopes. I suspect this is caused by the way the picture is scanned. It is also annoying that you cannot do any effective zoom shots.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524


    I wonder why that is.....:confused:
  6. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Now that is a proper lens. If only my wife let me spend some money on myself!
  7. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    Nothing wrong with them you could just see you had pretty biased comments.

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