Expert RAW update adds Auto ND Filter to Galaxy S23 and Fold 5

Samsung has added a handy new feature to the Expert RAW app for the Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy Z Fold 5. The company has updated the app to add an Auto option for ND Filter. Earlier, you could only manually adjust the strength of the ND Filter feature, with no automatic adjustment.

Samsung brings Auto ND Filter to Galaxy S23 with Expert RAW update

ND Filter, aka Neutral Density Filter, is a feature that reduces the intensity of light entering the camera sensor. Professional photographers use it for better control over exposure and shutter speed, so they can capture a shot the way they want. The feature helps improve the overall quality of the image.

Samsung added a digital ND Filter feature to its Expert RAW app, which offers professional-grade camera features on supported Galaxy devices, with the One UI 6.0 update last year. Users could adjust the strength of the filter across ten different levels. While it was a great addition, the lack of automatic adjustment made it difficult for people to perfect the intensity of the filter, particularly those getting started with the feature.

The company fixed this issue on One UI 6.1, which debuted with the Galaxy S24 series. Last week, it released the new One UI version for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9. Samsung said it will soon follow up with an update for Expert RAW to bring an Auto mode for ND Filter to supported devices. As promised, the update is now available on the Galaxy Store (link below).

With Expert RAW version, you get a button to switch between Manual and Auto modes for ND Filter. The button appears on the left of the ND Filter slider. When in Auto mode, the strength is adjusted automatically depending on the amount of light coming to the camera sensor. If you manually adjust the slider after the device has selected a filter strength, it automatically switches to Manual mode.

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Older Galaxy flagships and foldables don’t support the feature

ND Filter on Expert RAW is only available on the Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy S23 series, and Galaxy Z Fold 5. Samsung says it won’t be available on older flagships due to compatibility issues. The app still offers plenty of additional camera tools on those devices. If you haven’t already updated the app to the latest version, you can download it from the Galaxy Store. If the update isn’t available for you today, wait a few days and check again.