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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chynadol25, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Chynadol25

    Chynadol25 Lurker
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    Anyone know how I can keep the S9+ camera from blowing out the bright areas (ie sun, lights, etc) in pictures? I'd like to be able to see the edges and not a mass glare of light. I've tried adjusting ISO, white balance and exposure like on a camera, but nothing seems to help. See pic for example.
     

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  2. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert

    Looks like me you should get you a lawn chair and a big glass of iced tea from that photo in that location and kick back for awhile and don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy life for right now.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Most phones will adjust the exposure according to what you focus on, so try tapping on different parts of the image to see if you can find a balance that works for you. Or see what HDR options the camera app has and whether they give you enough.

    But at the end of the day a phone camera has an itty-bitty sensor with a limited dynamic range, so expecting to be able to include the sun in an image without blowing the highlights might be unrealistic (at least without turning everything else very dark). If it can shoot raw you might be able to extract a bit more dynamic range in post-processing on a computer, but don't expect miracles. That's why I think an HDR mode is your best bet, but I won't make any promises that it will suffice.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus release date was March 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.2" screen, 12MP camera, 6GB storage, Exynos 9810 processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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