For practical reasons, photos that you are processed into JPEGs with lower quality than what the camera can do. There are some (complex) ways in which this processing could be made faster and therefore cram more pixels and algorithms that make things prettier, but meanwhile...

Each photo you take is stored as both raw DNG and processed JPG - so you can go back to raw data and retroactively gain quality. See for an example.


That said, you don't need huge powerful but complex tools like or to make your photos look better. Imagine a simple to use app that lets you do basic stuff on the phone, like white balance or contrast correction, which could then take its time exporting at full res with all the heavy noise reduction algos without annoying the user while taking photos.

Does that sound like something you'd like to work on? 😁

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@dos I just want to make the phone directly upload the DNGs to my server and postprocess in the webUI

@dos pinephone pro camera quality make those backrooms footage videos look high quality

@dos unfortunately they still haven't sent me a phone, though I made backing. At the start of last year they asked for address and... thats it.

@mykolak Maybe your response got lost in transit? Get in touch with support, your phone is waiting for you:


The same applies for videos too (which are even lower res).

I found this out when I recorded videos of > 10 min and #millipixels crashed when I ran out of disk space.

Turned out (I never really looked into this previously) that it will just dump all the DNGs to /tmp/ and this will get cleaned up after encoding into a movie is done.

Having it crashed allowed me to rsync the files to my laptop where it is waiting for me to produce what I hope to be high quality video!


@devrtz ooooh when it comes to videos there's *much* more low hanging fruits to optimize there!


I'm intrigued!

Anything filed as issues yet?

@devrtz Yeah, and the overhead of shelling out to separate process for each frame is likely not insignificant too 😅

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