How to take RAW Photos on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

It is no big secret that Pixel smartphones, especially the latest Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have made taking fantastic photos a norm. Regardless of what device you’re shooting on, the final images will come out as one of two file formats – RAW or JPEG. You will probably be familiar with JPEG files, which result in a perfectly fine photo. However, the caveat is that they are lossy and stripped of all the surrounding details and data, which makes editing easier. The default Google Camera app on your Pixel device has numerous features. Generally, users use some of the features. This is the case because even the default camera settings offer great output.

One of the most popular camera features on the Pixel 7 lineup is the ability to take RAW photos. On Android phones, you’ll be getting the option of two formats to save the pictures taken on the camera. JPEG is the default format on most smartphones, including the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

How to take RAW Photos on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

If you’ve got a Pixel 7 Series device, you can easily choose the RAW format whenever you want. Google Pixel devices feature an option for JPEG+RAW. Choosing this format will save two photos, one in RAW format and the other one in JPEG format. It is very similar to Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Here are the steps to enable RAW format on Google Pixel phones.

How to take RAW Photos on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

  1. Open the Camera app on your device
  2. Make sure that the Camera section is selected before tapping the down arrow available on the top
  3. You will see the Quick Camera Settings and other options
  4. You need to select More Settings to open all camera settings
  5. Look for the Advanced option under general before opening it
  6. Enable the RAW + JPEG control toggle to add the RAW option in Quick Settings
  7. Head back to the Camera app and then tap the down arrow once more to open Viewer/Quick Settings
  8. This time you’ll get another option for RAW + JPEG
  9. When you want to capture RAW photos, you should select the RAW icon before selecting the other icon when you don’t want to use RAW

We hope this guide on how to take RAW photos on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro was helpful to you. If you have any additional questions or tips, please share them in the comment section down below.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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