Lightroom Mobile ability to find DNG ́s outside "LightroomCamera" folder on Android (galaxy S7 Edge)

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Using the Galaxy S7 Edge camera in pro mode, it is possible to shoot in raw (DNG). The phone always generates two files inside the default folder (DCIM/Camera): one jpeg and one DNG. Lightroom Mobile cannot see the DNG ́s inside this folder even though it sees the jpegs. If you set all you add, auto-add or import toggles to only add or import raw files, no file will be found. The only way Lightroom Mobile was able to see DNG ́s created by the S7 camera app was moving them inside the "LightroomCamera" folder which was created when i shot a picture using the embedded Lr mobile camera. It would be nice if Lr Mobile could "see" DNG ́s outside its own folder or also that it had a setting so that we could choose what folders to look at when importing or adding DNG ́s (or any image format for that matter)
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Fabio Viero

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Kent Messamore

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On the iPad/iPhone when shooting RAW (DNG), there is a switch in preferences which allows post processing with Smart Previews or high resolution.  The RAW files are uploaded to the cloud and then downloaded to the desktop/laptop.  There is a location in desktop/laptop preferences where to store the RAW files (default in User Pictures same as catalog).  Once the RAW files download is complete they are deleted from the cloud.  This works pretty well (except slow).  On my ASUS Android tablet I don't see the same process.  I can process RAW(DNG) files however I can't tell whether I am post processing the RAW file or a Smart Preview as there is no way to tell.  It would be nice to be able to see the size (resolution) of what you are post processing.