The JPG from the camera was this:
which is sufficiently exosed but a bit flat. I'm not that "camera guy" who futzes about in the field rooting about with exposures. I look in the viewfinder and get exposure 90% (not too dark, not washed out) right and move on.
This isn't a bad shot but its a bit flat ... but then this is why I use RAW, so I can process later. As it happens these days I can do that in stages of the day (pick your down time) as long as my phone has battery.
I have the camera set to capture RAW + small JPG (which is 2048 wide and usually enough to email or Facebook anyway if it didn't need tweaking). As discussed in an earlier post I:
- transfer the JPG and RW2 files to my phone via a utility (I use ES File ...)
- run raw2dng app to convert my RW2 files to DNG
- open the regular image browser to see my files and open to Snapseed from there
So here's what I did
Which got this as the end product:
I recommend you open them both in separate tabs so you can switch between them and observe the differences them in an A <> B manner.
As I've observed before the raw2dng app is not preserving the lens corrections (which Snapseed will honour if they are there) so there is a difference in barrel distortion between the images.
Still ... when raw2dng gets around to adding that it will be a compelling processing method.