Error with Moto G5 plus raw dng files

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Strange_Quark

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I rooted my moto G5 plus by traditional method, ie unlocking bootloader, then installing twrp recovery and then flashing magisk files
I had no problems with rooting and stuff, and I am still on stock ROM, Oreo 8.1.0. I haven't installed any custom roms.
Then I enabled camera2API using buid.prop app

I installed manual camera, open camera and few other cameras to try to shoot RAW images.

They are able to take raw .dng files but I am unable to open them either in photoshop or in few other image viewer.

It says: "The Original file appears to be unsupported or damaged."

So, I need help taking raw images which I can open and edit.
 

Strange_Quark

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There is a 32-bit google camera port.
When shooting with hdr+ it will also save a .dng file that can be opened normally. It's not perfectly polished but works well. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78322212&postcount=116

Thank you. Google camera is so much better than stock camera app.

I did try HDR+ and RAW. It works pretty awesome.

I did notice that .dng file is only 0.3MP and resolution is much small, while I am shooting at full resolution... is this normal?
The size of dng file is 25MB and above (almost all the time)
It it normal with this Google camera?

Edit:
I copied the dng files in PC and tried to open them in Photoshop.
I am unable to edit them. I get error that file is not supported.

I do feel there is something wrong with the raw format.
 
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bazinga137

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Thank you. Google camera is so much better than stock camera app.

I did try HDR+ and RAW. It works pretty awesome.

I did notice that .dng file is only 0.3MP and resolution is much small, while I am shooting at full resolution... is this normal?
The size of dng file is 25MB and above (almost all the time)
It it normal with this Google camera?

Edit:
I copied the dng files in PC and tried to open them in Photoshop.
I am unable to edit them. I get error that file is not supported.

I do feel there is something wrong with the raw format.
That's odd, the gcam .dng files work perfectly fine for me in photoshop. The size is right, it should be about 25mb, and I think the resolution isn't reported accurately - when import them to photoshop they are 12MP as they should be.
 

Strange_Quark

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That's odd, the gcam .dng files work perfectly fine for me in photoshop. The size is right, it should be about 25mb, and I think the resolution isn't reported accurately - when import them to photoshop they are 12MP as they should be.

I see.
I don't know whats wrong with the dng files.
I hope someone on forum can guide me to get this working properly.
 

Strange_Quark

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You could try this tutorial. Maybe you'll get lucky.

Editing the exif file does the job.
Removed camera 1 and camera 2 calibrations and now I can open the raw dng files...
PS: Raw files will look completely washed out... It's your job to edit them using Photoshop or Lightroom, whichever you prefer.
 

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