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Destiny 2 Xur update: should you buy the Prospector?

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The Prospector is one of the Exotic grenade launchers in Destiny 2 with a unique perk.

The Prospector is this week’s Xur pick. Although it’s included in the list of Exotic weapons in Destiny 2, it doesn’t get talked about like some of the other Exotics.

The reason has more to do with the state of grenade launchers themselves, which are currently very under-powered compared to the other options you can have in your Power weapon slot.

The Prospector fires Arc grenades, buts it’s the intrinsic perk that makes it interesting. Called Excavation, the perk allows you to control when to detonate the grenades it fires. You hold the button to shoot them, and release to detonate them all. This gets around the bouncy nature of the grenades somewhat, since you can treat them as many rocket launchers.

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This works well with the Prospector’s increase in blast radius, and a big magazine to boot. You can also hold down the trigger to fire it in full. Overall, it’s a nice explosive package and pretty great for a grenade launcher.

Unfortunately, the sheer number of other options in rocket launchers, sniper rifles, shotguns, and even swords means you can’t sacrifice a Power slot for it. It’s fun to use and isn’t as lacklustre as the rest of the grenade launchers, but it’s not a top priority.

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ice0032
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Lightroom Mobile adds RAW HDR capture for Pixels, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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There's something wonderful about being able to use professional-level processing on your phone.

Lightroom Mobile is taking another awesome step to get people using its built-in camera app rather than simply processing photos taken in the phone's default app, adding RAW HDR capture for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

In typical HDR fashion, Lightroom captures three photos at once and merges them together to create an image with a higher range of light and colors. The difference here is when capturing in RAW, each of those three photos itself has more image data, giving Lightroom more to process in the end — and giving you more room to tweak it after the fact.

Adobe says the limitation to just these four phones is "in keeping with stringent Adobe requirements around product quality and stability," which is frustrating but makes complete sense when you think about it. Very few phones have the processing power to pull off RAW HDR capture smoothly, and of those that have the power Adobe has only tested this handful. There's a good chance more phones can be added here as testing is done.

But if you have one of the aforementioned phones, and are a bit of a photography buff that understands the greatness of combining RAW capture with HDR, you'll want to check out the latest update to Lightroom Mobile. You may not switch to using Lightroom as your main camera app, but it's just another tool to have around for when you need a little extra help capturing a scene.

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ice0032
256 days ago
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Looks like light room has a mobile app that you can use to take pictures and I'm guessing it goes straight to lightroom
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World War III+

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I hate how the media only ever uses the first part of this quote, stripping it of its important context.
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tingham
534 days ago
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I'm calling misattribution here! Shenanigans!
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536 days ago
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I hate how the media only ever uses the first part of this quote, stripping it of its important context.