Pro Mode

If you want to have expert command of your camera settings for different environments or lighting conditions, manually adjust the values for settings like white balance, exposure, ISO, and more.

  1. Tap home key > camera app icon Camera.
  2. Switch to Pro mode. See Choose a Capture Mode.
  3. Tap a setting, and then drag its slider to make adjustments.

    screenshot of camera pro settings
  4. Tap a setting again to hide the slider.
  5. To change a setting back to auto, tap auto scene icon.
  6. When you're ready to take a photo, tap shutter release icon.

Take a RAW Photo

Keep more detail in your shots, or fix the lighting in post processing. With Pro mode, you can take photos that will be saved as RAW image files in DNG format, along with a JPG compressed version.

Note: RAW image files take up a lot of storage space. It's recommended to use a storage card as the default storage for photos and videos.

  1. Tap home key > camera app icon Camera.
  2. Switch to Pro mode. See Choose a Capture Mode.
  3. Tap open slideout menu icon to open the slideout menu.
  4. Tap raw indicator icon to switch to RAW capture, and then tap shutter release icon.
  5. To switch back to JPEG capture, tap open slideout menu icon to open the slideout menu, and then tap jpg capture icon.
  • The Camera app captures a photo in both the DNG RAW format and JPG format.

RAW Photos

The Camera app captures a photo in both the DNG RAW format and JPG format.

Digital Negative (DNG) is an open-standard lossless RAW image format. Since a RAW file is typically 2 to 6 times larger than a JPEG file and is not viewable in most photo viewer apps, a photo is captured in both DNG and JPG formats. When you use the HTC Gallery app, you’ll see the JPG copy of the photo, with a raw indicator icon icon to indicate that there is a DNG RAW file of that photo.

RAW photos are not processed when captured to preserve most of the original image data—such as dynamic range—so you can adjust lighting or make professional adjustments using advanced editing tools. After making adjustments, save the RAW photo as a JPG file if you want to print or share it.