With iOS 10, you can shoot RAW photos. It works by restricting the built-in ISP (Image Signal Processor) of your iPhone from processing and adjusting the shots. It provides you better control over editing the photos’ light, color and more. Hence, your photos have a pro-level quality.
Since iCloud Photo Library can now sync RAW files, they are easily accessible on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Moreover, you can now import RAW images from DSLR as well.
The only inconvenience (If at all) is that you will have to install a third-party app to let you shoot RAW photos. Though there are quite a lot of nice manual camera apps such, ProCamera, Obscura Camera, Camera+, I find Manual a little better thanks to its easy-to-use interface. Let’s go ahead to capture some cool RAW shots.
How to Shoot and Edit RAW Photos in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
How to Shoot RAW Photos in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
First off, you need to install a manual camera app on your iOS device. I’m going to try “Manual” ($3.99).
Step #1. Open “Manual” app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on the Settings button at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Now, toggle on Save RAW switch.
Step #4. Select whether you wish to save the RAW file or RAW+JPEG → You can select any of the two options as you’re your need. I will select RAW.
How to Duplicate a RAW File in Photos for iPhone/iPad
In case, you wish keep RAW file on your device, you will need to duplicate it before going ahead with the editing process.
Step #1. Open Photos app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, choose the RAW image you wish to duplicate.
Step #3. Tap on Share button.
Step #4. Tap on Duplicate button from the bottom.
How to Edit Raw Photos in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
It’s very easy to edit RAW photos in iOS 10. As for instance, you can use Markup, photo extension or plenty of already available editing tools to give your shots an amazing look.
Go ahead and shoot tons of RAW photos and edit them to your heart’s liking. If you find anything interesting worth sharing with us, always feel free to let us know that. We would be pretty happy to have your say in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.