If you’re not sure why you’d want to take RAW photos on iPhone, you soon will be. By default, your iPhone saves images as HEIC files once you press the shutter, though many people change their default photo format to JPEG, which allows for greater compatibility than HEIC when opening images on other devices. With a HEIC or JPEG file, the phone has compressed the image file so it takes up less space, effectively deleting a lot of image data and sacrificing quality. While you won’t notice the difference in quality unless you look very closely, removing the image data gives you very little flexibility when editing your photos, as your image file won’t contain as much color data to make color corrections. color, nor a wide dynamic range. to adjust highlights and shadows.
With a RAW file, you have what your camera sensor saw, with no (or at least very little) changed parameters and little or no compression, which means there is more of the original image data. What this means is that you have a lot more freedom with a RAW file to edit an image, adjust its parameters and change the things you don’t like.
For anyone who likes to edit their images, having the ability to take RAW photos on the iPhone is great, and another reason why Apple devices are often considered among the best phones around. Also, it is very easy to set your iPhone camera to RAW mode, so if you are interested in doing so, all you have to do is read on.
Before we get started, we need to note that this feature is only available on the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
How to take RAW photos on iPhone
1. Open Settingsafter scroll down Y select camera.
2. Touch Formats.
3. Under Photo Capture, tap the Apple ProRAW switch to activate it.
4. Open the Camera app Y tap the RAW icon, top right. When you open the camera for the first time, the icon will be crossed out. When you touch, the strikethrough will disappear, which means you are taking photos in RAW mode.
You are now taking photos in ProRAW. If storage space is a concern on your device, keep in mind that each RAW photo will take up around 25 MB of space, compared to the 1 MB used by HEIC files. You may need to upgrade your iCloud storage if you plan to take a lot of RAW photos.
After taking your RAW photos, the next step is to edit. Fortunately, we’ve got a variety of Adobe Photoshop tutorials to help you get started with that too, so why not check out how to add a border in Photoshop, how to add a background in Photoshop, and how to add a drop shadow in Photoshop.
Having trouble opening HEIC files on your computer? Be sure to read how to open a HEIC file on Windows. Do you want to blur the background of an iPhone photo? You’ll want to read how to blur iPhone photo backgrounds.