- Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro receive RAW support for its editing apps.
- The minimum plug-in version required for each device is 16.0.1.
- Ensure all Adobe apps are thoroughly updated for compatibility and support for your Pixel 8 images.
Google recently launched its flagship smartphones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. As expected, the latest Pixel iterations have become arguably the benchmark for smartphone photography. Smartphones already equip a host of features to enhance the photography experience. Adobe has further improved them by incorporating Pixel 8 RAW support into its editing apps.
For any photography enthusiast, the advantages of shooting in RAW are undeniable. Embracing the RAW file format not only ensures the capture of more data in each image but also provides ample room for nuanced adjustments.
Even if RAW shooting isn’t your preference, the Pixel 8 series still stands out in mobile photography, thanks to Google’s exceptional post-processing capabilities.
Adobe Camera RAW Support for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
Adobe’s recent integration of RAW support for the Pixel 8 series represents a notable advancement beyond the limitations of the Google Photos app, offering users extensive editing capabilities. This progress enhances the photographic quality of the Pixel 8 and makes popular editing tools accessible to a wider audience.
With RAW compatibility, both Lightroom and Photoshop now seamlessly recognize Pixel 8 RAW files in DNG format. This expanded support encompasses the front-facing camera, wide-angle lens, and primary sensor on the Pixel 8, unlocking a plethora of editing options for users. Moreover, the Pixel 8 Pro extends RAW support to images captured with the telephoto lens, each possessing its unique RAW profile, further enhancing the versatility of the Pixel 8 Pro’s photography capabilities.
Do keep in mind that the minimum plug-in version required for each device is 16.0.1. To benefit from this, make sure that all Adobe apps are thoroughly updated, ensuring compatibility and support for your Pixel 8 images.
Google Pixel 8 Specifications
- Display: The Pixel 8 features a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. It also includes an Always-on display.
- Processor: Equipped with the Tensor G3 chipset, the Pixel 8 features a Titan M2 security microprocessor.
- RAM and Storage: The smartphone has 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM and two storage options, providing 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
- Cameras: The Pixel 8 is equipped with a 50MP wide camera featuring Super Res Zoom up to 8x, EIS and OIS, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. On the front, it features a 10.5MP selfie shooter. Camera functionalities encompass Ultra HDR, Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Dual exposure controls, and Live HDR+.
- Battery and Charging: Accommodating a 4,575mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
- Software: The Pixel 8 also comes with Android 14 and a commitment to provide 7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates.
- Connectivity and Other Features: The device boasts an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, an under-display fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port, and Wi-Fi 7.
Google Pixel 8 Pro Specifications
- Display: The Pixel 8 Pro showcases a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1344 x 2992. It boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Glass Victus 2 protection, and a peak brightness of 2,400 nits. Additionally, it includes an Always-on display featuring a punch-hole front camera.
- Processor: Powered by the Tensor G3 chipset, the smartphone is coupled with a Titan M2 security microprocessor.
- RAM and Storage: Featuring 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, the phone provides storage options of 128GB and 256GB. In the US, it is also available with 1TB of storage.
- Cameras: The Pixel 8 Pro sports a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens with Super Res Zoom providing up to 30x zoom. For selfies, there’s a 10.5MP front camera. It offers an array of camera features, including Magic Editor, Best Take, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Motion auto-focus, Dual exposure controls, and Live HDR+.
- Battery and Charging: Equipped with a 5,050mAh battery, the Pixel 8 Pro supports 30W fast charging.
- Software: The Pixel 8 Pro comes pre-installed with Android 14 and is guaranteed to receive 7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates.
- Connectivity and Other Features: Holding an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, it features an under-display fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 7, and an ultra-wideband chip for precise ranging and spatial orientation. The Pixel 8 Pro also includes a dedicated temperature sensor for measuring your body’s temperature.