Best buy guide: Galaxy Watch 6 or Galaxy S24+. Woo-hoo join SamMobile on WhatsApp or Telegram!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Google Photos app could display RAW images by default

    General
    By 

    Last updated: January 24th, 2023 at 11:38 UTC+01:00

    Going by the strings of code found in the latest version of the Google Photos app (v6.20) for Android, Google might be working on the option to always show RAW images in the Photo app's main feed. RAW images are unprocessed images that are larger in size and show you the image captured directly from the sensor. The images aren't polished or processed by the camera app unlike regular photos, but someone with some editing skills can really transform them into something spectacular.

    Currently, RAW photos shot on Pixel, Samsung, or other Android phones create a RAW file that doesn't get backed up to the cloud. The reason is pretty simple, i.e., because the image size is larger and will consume more cloud space than normal photos. So, the RAW images always have the Backup toggle disabled.

    And since these images aren't stored on the cloud, they won't show up on the Google Photos app's main feed. Chances are this could change as the strings of code spotted by folks at 9To5Google reveal the phrase “You can now access the RAW photo here“, which could very well make its way to the Google Photos app. In fact, other codes highlight that the RAW images will show up on the main feed even though the Google Photos Backup option is disabled.

    Interestingly, a string shows that even with the Backup enabled but RAW folder upload disabled, the RAW images will still be uploaded. As 9to5Google points out, the phrase “New RAW photos will appear in the Photos view and will now be backed up” doesn't make sense unless there is a typo. There is no explanation for how images will continue to appear for users who have general backup enabled but RAW folder upload turned off.

    General GoogleGoogle Photos

    You might also like

    Future Pixel phones to use new Samsung modem with satellite connectivity

    Future Pixel phones to use new Samsung modem with satellite connectivity

    Since the launch of the Pixel 6, Google has used its in-house Tensor processors with Exynos modems. The Pixel 9, expected to launch later this year, will reportedly use a newer Exynos modem from Samsung to bring satellite connectivity features for messaging. That's not the only Pixel that features the new Exynos modem. Even the […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 day ago
    AI editing tools in Google Photos come to free users, non-Pixel devices

    AI editing tools in Google Photos come to free users, non-Pixel devices

    Google Photos on Android and iOS offers many useful AI-powered editing tools. However, these features are available only on Pixel devices and only for accounts that have subscribed to Google One (paid users). Well, not anymore. Google has announced that starting from 15 May 2024, many AI-powered editing tools in Google Photos, including Magic Eraser, […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 6 days ago
    Google is copying icons from Samsung’s One UI for Android 15

    Google is copying icons from Samsung’s One UI for Android 15

    Last month, Google released Android 15 Developer Preview 2. Since then, experts have been digging deep into it to see what changes it offers and they’ve come across multiple new features, including a redesigned volume adjustment panel and Private Space. Well, now they’ve come across another new feature or rather a design change. According to […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 6 days ago
    Ahead of broader RCS adoption this year, Google Messages to improve security measures

    Ahead of broader RCS adoption this year, Google Messages to improve security measures

    RCS is the successor to SMS and will soon see much broader adoption, as Apple is expected to bring RCS support to iPhones later this year. Ahead of its wider adoption, Google is adding some security measures to make RCS even more secure for users, and it involves warning users about possible risks. Google Messages […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 6 days ago
    Google Play Store bug makes it harder to reach your app updates

    Google Play Store bug makes it harder to reach your app updates

    The Google Play Store app on Android phones and tablets is experiencing a weird bug, which may annoy you if you frequently check for app and game updates. On some phones, the app shortcut to see your installed apps disappears in certain scenarios. Google Play Store bug for My Apps shortcut As spotted by 9To5Google, […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 6 days ago
    Google Messages gets a redesigned message composition section

    Google Messages gets a redesigned message composition section

    In Google Messages, the section for composing a message is currently divided into two sections. The first section has the text input field, and the second section, which is located right below the first one, has the smiley, gallery, and plus icons. In this design, there’s a lot of empty space. As such, people have […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 7 days ago