How to Shoot and Edit RAW Photos on iPhone and iPad in iOS 10

RAW photo, which can be saved in RAW file format, is the new catchword on digital domain. Everybody is talking about shooting and editing RAW photos in their iPhones and iPads. This feature is available in iOS 10 enabled devices; and there are some benefits of taking RAW photos in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad.

Unlike other file format, RAW photos create little trouble on image sensor of digital camera, image scanner, or motion picture film scanner. RAW files are called raw because they are not processed enough, and perhaps therefore, users cannot print or edit such photos with the help of bitmap graphics editor.

But why should you shoot and edit RAW photos in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad?

RAW file format doesn’t disturb iPhone’s image signal processor (ISP); in other words, it saves energy of ISP of your iPhone as this file format is not processed and adjusted. This means, users get full access to edit photo’s light, colour, and imagery once they capture a photo in RAW format.

How to Shoot RAW Photos on iPhone/iPad in iOS 10

To capture photos in RAW file format, you need to download some third-party apps that support RAW format. Some of the popular apps are Obscura Camera, Manual, ProCamera etc. Note that all these apps are paid; so make sure that you actually want to take RAW photos for a serious purpose and not for fun only.

You can download any camera app and follow the steps given below.

Step #1: Launch Manual app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #2: Tap on Settings button from the bottom right corner of your phone’s screen. It looks like a cogwheel.

Step #3: Next, you need to toggle the Save RAW ON.

Step #4: Two options will swipe up from the bottom: RAW and RAW + JPEG. You can select any one option to save photos.

Now you can capture photos in RAW file format on your iPhone and iPad running on iOS 10.

Before you get started with editing portion, you can duplicate a RAW file in photos for iPhone and iPad.

This method will keep your RAW photos on your iPhone and iPad. This allows you to duplicate a photo and edit as you wish.

Step #1: Open Photos app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #2: Now select any RAW photo to duplicate.

Step #3: Next, tap on Share button.

Step #4: You need to tap on Duplicate button from the lower row of buttons.

Now you can edit your RAW photos.

How to Edit RAW Photos in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

There are many photo editing apps available for you. With these apps, it is quite easy for any user to edit RAW photos in iOS 10 devices. You can download Flare Effects and Aviary Photo Editor on your iPhone or iPad to edit RAW photos.

Enjoy your photography passion on iPhone and iPad. However, you should not consider this as the best solution as iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus (with its best camera features) cannot be a substitute for DSLR cameras.

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