NEW DELHI: Apple
has announced that it will be adding the ability to capture RAW images to iPhones, starting with iOS
10. While the stock iOS camera app doesn’t have the functionality to capture RAW images,
users can use
Adobe’s Lightroom app
for the same.
The only requirement for being able to shoot RAW images is that the iPhone should be running iOS 10 and have a 12MP iSight camera. This means that the supported devices are iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s /6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE and even the iPad Pro 9.7.
Images captured in RAW format are uncompressed and don’t have any post-processing effects applied to them, unlike those captured using the stock camera app. As a result, users can tweak or enhance the images as they like to get the best out of them.
Adobe Lightroom captures RAW images in DNG format. It has also expanded its has also expanded the colour gamut to match the new displays and camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Earlier this year, Adobe rolled out a major update for its Lightroom app for
mobile photography on iOS and Android.
For iOS users, the updated Adobe Lightroom v2.4 brings two major improvements. First is the ability to import images clicked in RAW format and edit them.
Adobe Lightroom for Android v2.1 brings a new Pro mode in its built-in camera option under DNG RAW mode. As expected, the mode lets users take control of the White Balance, ISO and focus, all inside a new interface. There is also a new Lightroom Camera widget7 which directly fires up the Lightroom’s built-in camera.