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How to Shoot RAW Photos on iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max Using Apple ProRAW

I’m not a shutterbug, but capturing photos at high quality without any compression or processing amuses me. Not easy, but it is fun to get creative and add colors the photos I shot using Lightroom or such apps. Also, RAW picture support was one thing all iPhone models did not have this far, until the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

Let us see how to use Apple ProRAW to shoot RAW photos on iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Capture Photos with Apple ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro

Apple ProRAW is an additional iPhone camera feature Apple added to iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max users with the latest iOS update. It lets you capture uncompressed, unprocessed photos so that you can edit all the parameters later. In case you are unaware, RAW pictures are highly editable and come with the greater quality compared to normal preprocessed photos. To shoot RAW photos on iPhone with Apple ProRAW,

Enable Apple ProRAW on iPhone to Shoot RAW Photos

  1. Open Settings on the iPhone and go to the Camera.
  2. Tap on Formats.
  3. From the next screen, toggle on Apple ProRAW.

Enable RAW Photos on iPhone Camera

You can then toggle on or off the RAW shooting from the camera app itself. When you open the Apple Camera app, you will find the crossed option RAW in the upper right corner. Tap on it and shoot RAW photos on iPhone. RAW pictures are 10 to 12 times larger in size, so make sure you have enough iPhone and iCloud storage.

Enable Apple ProRAW from iPhone Camera App

Also, you can toggle on Apple ProRAW photo capturing on iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max from the camera options at the bottom as well. You can find it besides the camera filter options. Note that the pictures captured using RAW mode will not be vibrant or brighter as you might expect. The beauty of the picture rests on your editing skills.

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You can capture RAW photos on your iPhone using Apple ProRAW and then edit them later using advanced apps like Adobe Lightroom or Darkroom. Adobe is pretty neat and feature-packed. In fact, Darkroom can detect ProRAW pictures and help you edit them quicker.

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