Lightroom Mobile: Washed out DNG and HDR pictures with in-app camera

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My DNG (and HDR DNG) pictures with the Lightroom Mobile build in camera look very dull (see attachments). Kind of washed out and greyish.Device: Android 10, Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.Questions:1. is there a way with the build in app to make HDR pictures in jpeg instead of dng?2. am I doing something wrong or is it normal that DNG pictures look that way. I have to apply heavy filters (the "Auto" button is not enough) to create a similar version to the jpeg picture (if I can achieve it at all)3. Any other tips?When I use the standard camera app, the pictures look fine (though nearly no difference with and without HDR enabled, see attachment)Thanks!(no postprocessing applied to the pictures below, so I haven't used the " Auto" button in LR. When I do, DNG and DNG HDR look very similar)Lightroom DNG no HDRLightroom DNG HDRLightroom JPGXiaomi Standard App HDRXiaomi Standard App No HDR
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martinhughharvey

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I have an iPhone X and often notice the same thing. I suspect it's because the DNG image is raw hence flat and "unexciting" while the HDR has been processed in the app hance the difference. I suspect if you look at HDR slider settings and apply them to the DNG raw image it will appear the same. Yes, auto works quite well.
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The DNG files are raw captures. They have intentional headroom so they can be adjusted to your liking. It’s a feature, not a bug. First try applying the Landscape profile and then start processing the files.
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Thanks, I'll try that. So the pictures above are fine in your opinion and reflect the modes as you would expect them to behave?

Would wish though, that there would be a HDR jpg option. Most of the times I don't need the details of the DNG but would like to use HDR regardless.
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Yes, they exhibit normal qualities. Why not just shoot your camera app if you’re happy with it?