Picture of the Moment—San Diego harbor sunset on 11/3/2017

Picture of the Moment

Ever since I worked in the wireless telecommunications industry from April 1994 to March 2000, I have been anti-cellphone. I always wanted a portable phone that made and received phone calls. Never a phone that allowed whole families to ignore each other when they went out to eat; a phone that allowed husband and wife, brother and sister, boy and girl on a date, to ignore each other. I understand children have a phone for emergency purposes, but still…. Maybe I’m just upset that parents aren’t teaching their children how to use smart phones responsibly. Or maybe parents are using smart phones as babysitters…. I don’t know.

Thus, I’ve been a decade behind everyone else with their phones. Until a couple of days ago when I put aside my Samsung Galaxy S “Captivate” and got a Samsung Galaxy S8. I must admit that I hate the thing. Maybe I’ll learn to like it as I discover how it can control my life….

I did use it to take  a picture of last night’s sunset because I had left my DSLR in the car. Purposefully, I might add, because I try not to take it into restaurants unless I’m intending to do a review of the restaurant and its food. The picture is alright. Certainly nothing like I get out of my Canon 760D. However, the picture below is the camera-created JPG. JPG’s throw away a lot of information, which is why, even after photoshopping, this picture leaves a little to be desired.

I did discover that the phone also creates RAW picture files. Unfortunately, it took me about 30 minutes to get the JPG off the phone (I had to email it to myself), and I have not yet gotten the RAW file off the phone. The RAW file is about 25 MB, too large for many email services. If I can get this thing to work the way I want it to, and not the way Samsung’s engineers want it to, I can see me doing more restaurant reviews with pictures of food.

Meanwhile, here’s last night’s sunset from the Fish Market in downtown San Diego overlooking San Diego Bay.

Sunset in San Diego on 11/3/17

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32 thoughts on “Picture of the Moment—San Diego harbor sunset on 11/3/2017

      1. robert87004

        It took me a while too, the first few times. Once your phone has found your computer previously via bluetooth you can check (select, not open) the picture and share should now be an option, then select bluetooth and finally your computer. This works either direction and on tablets too. I hope this helps.

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          1. robert87004

            I have found it hard to get them to find each other. Usually one does better at that than the other. My Samsung tablet finds everything and so does my computer, but the phones are a bit trickier. Sometimes you just have to try and try. Once it does, it remembers though, thankfully. My camera is a Sony which has a wifi hotspot and sony has software apps that make it easy. So now I just Bluetooth evetything. Bluetooth is slower, btw. The cable is much faster.

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      2. robert87004

        I swear, I must be tired or something, the easiest way is use a usb to micro usb cable, maybe the one that came with your charger, then your computer will find your phone and you can copy the picture from it, drag it to the folder you want. I don’t do it this way very often but windows, if you have that, shows the phone in file explorer. Your computer might ask if you want to use the phone as a media device, which you do. That just means it doesn’t try to charge it.

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          That worked. Thanks! Sadly, there are no pictures in the picture folder so I guess there’s a setting that I have to tell the phone to save the RAW picture files. They are huge, so that’s not surprising. I just have to find it.

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            1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

              I don’t seem to have a Pro mode. None of my screens look like the Pro mode shots online. I do have camera settings, and it talks about Pro mode, but doesn’t tell me how to get there. Nonetheless, in camera settings is an on/off switch for saving RAW files. Doesn’t seem to do anything, though.

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                1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

                  Yahooooooooooo! I got to the picture folder on the phone. Interestingly, it’s not under the “Pictures” folder. It’s under DCIM►Pictures. Who the hell knows what DCIM is? Whatever. Still no RAW files even though I have the on/off switch set to save RAW + JPG. I think a call to Samsung/AT&T is in order at this point.

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                  1. robert87004

                    Yes, dcim is where every camera stores pictures you have taken. Digital Camera IMages. Android does not natively support viewing Raw files so they are doing ‘something’ to them, what I don’t know. I’m thinking they might be there but you can’t ‘see’ them. Samsung must know. Good luck.

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                    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

                      I think it’s funny that there is a “Pictures” folder and a “DCIM” folder which has a “Pictures” subfolder. Why not just put the DCIM folder in the Pictures folder? Make it easy and logical.

                      I’m on my way over to the AT&T store later today where they have their technical support. They are really good so I suspect they’ll know what’s going on.

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  1. Sue W-Nan's Farm

    Try setting up Dropbox on the phone and all other devices. They should save and sync automatically as long as you have a wireless connection and without any additional input from you. The free version offers a decent monthly allowance and you can edit and delete your files at will and from all your machines.

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  2. timholman

    I had a four year old dinosaur (Moto x) until about a week ago when I upgraded to an iPhone 8 plus. I’ve been Android for a very long time and thought I’d hate Apple but the camera on this thing is amazing. Good luck with the new tech – I’m not a pro but from what I can see it looks great!

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