16 September 2016
If there is a user who loves photo filter features, there is another who neither loves nor appreciates such features – I may be one of such. Sometimes all you want is a RAW picture – that type taken by the average digital camera.
A picture taken with a phone camera is not in the RAW picture category. Before the output that you see, a lot has gone into it.
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.
The craving for RAW pictures by some users has been addressed by tech giant, Apple who has added 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, iPhone users can use Adobe’s Lightroom app for the same.
Earlier this year, Adobe rolled out a major update for its Lightroom app for mobile photography on iOS and Android.
The updated Adobe Lightroom v2.4 for iOS users brings two major improvements – the ability to import images clicked in RAW format and edit them.
To shoot RAW images, the iPhone should be running iOS 10 and have a 12MP iSight camera.
What this means is 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.
Adobe Lightroom captures RAW images in DNG format. It has also expanded the colour gamut to match the new displays and camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
With your iPhone, you can shoot RAW pictures and the output will be same as that taken with Digital cameras that are not even as expensive as your iPhone but not as handy as your phone.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
Oluwatimilehin Boyinde is a research writer and a social media strategist. A public affairs analyst, he writes about history, politics, sports, life matters and technology. He is passionate about happenings in Local and international political arenas. He is an avid Manchester United fan and an unapologetic Nigerian.