Android users have options similar to those on iOS, with a choice between the built-in camera app and third-party software.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to both methods:
Take a photo of the moon in the Android’s built-in camera:
Each version of Android may be slightly different, as the operating system can be customized by individual phone manufacturers, so instructions may vary.
1 – Turn off the flash in the camera application. The flash will only light up on nearby objects and bounce back into the lens, which can ruin your photo.
Tap the flash icon on the side or top of the screen and be sure to select the flash in a circle with a line running through it ̵
2- You will need to zoom in for the best results. If you need to make the moon more pronounced in your image, tap the screen with two fingers and use the scatter gesture to zoom in or the pinch to zoom out. However, this will reduce the quality of your image so it is not advisable to overdo it.
3- Many Android phones have manual mode to drill and customize camera settings. Open the camera app, then touch the three vertical lines icon in the upper left corner, then touch manually.
4 – You will see a JPG icon on the left side of the camera interface.
Touch it and it will switch to RAW JPG. This will allow you to make adjustments to the image while maintaining a high quality image once it has been made.
5 – Change the exposure value by tapping the EV option on the screen and selecting low exposure.
6 – Select the ISO option and select a value between 80 and 100.
7 – Increase the shutter speed by using the S option on the screen and selecting the longest option. This will keep the shutter open for a longer time, so ensuring that the camera is still while the picture is taken is crucial.
8 – Once you are satisfied with the way your image is displayed on the screen, click the circular capture button at the bottom of the application.
Using a third-party application to enhance your image:
1 – Go to Google Play and download the appropriate app. Adobe’s Lightroom app, which is available for the iPhone, lets you enhance photos once they’re taken and get the most out of your Android camera.
2 – Open the Lightroom app and click the camera icon in the bottom right corner if you want to use its built-in camera. Alternatively, go to step 7 to change the images taken with the built-in Android app.
3 – Make sure the file format is set to DNG, not JPG. It’s an uncompressed raw format, similar to the one used by professional photographers, that captures much larger detail.
Adobe’s Lightroom app, also available for the iPhone, lets you enhance photos after they’re taken and get the most out of your Android camera
4 – Reduce exposure by sliding left with your finger on the image until the moon looks gray instead of white. If you take this too far, you can increase the exposure by swiping to the right.
5 – Make sure your flash is off by clicking on the lightning icon in the upper right corner and selecting off.
6 – Once you are satisfied with the way your image is displayed on the screen, click the circular capture button at the bottom of the application.
7 – Edit your image in the Lightroom application, which uses Adobe Photoshop technology to enhance your photos. This includes increasing the clarity and enlarging the image once it is done.
To edit the image, click the X button in the camera window, and then select the image you want to edit. Then a number of tools are available at the bottom of the screen.