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

If you want to capture pro-level shots using your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10, get started with RAW.

Undoubtedly, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have got the best camera. With the dual-camera system, the 5.5-inch iPhone has taken the mobile photography to the next level. But still, they are no match to the pro-level shots. What if you want to capture a shot, which even a professional photographer would be proud of, using your iPhone or iPad powered by iOS 10?

iOS 10 allows you to shoot RAW photos. This new tool works by disabling the built-in ISP (Image Signal Processor) of iPhone and enabling you to have better control over editing the color, light, and imagery of the shots. As a result, your photos look awesome.

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

Better still, iCloud Photo Library can now sync RAW files. As a result, you can easily access the RAW shots captured using a third party app not just on your iPhone or iPad but also on Mac. Furthermore, importing RAW photos from DSLR has become possible now.

To shoot RAW photos, you need third party apps which support it. There are several highly awesome manual camera apps like Obscura CameraProCamera, Camera+Manual, and more. Want to take some of the finest RAW photos? Let’s go!

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

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

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Note: Make sure you have installed a manual camera app on your iOS device. In this test, we are going to try “Manual” app.

Step #1. Launch the “Manual” app on your iPhone.

Open RAW Photo Editing App on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you have to tap on the Settings button at the bottom right corner.

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Tap on Settings in Manual App on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you need to toggle the switch next to Save RAW → Next, you have the option to choose whether you want to save the RAW file or RAW+JPEG → Select RAW.

Save RAW Image in iOS 10 on iPhone

How to Duplicate a RAW File in Photos for iPhone and iPad

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Note: Want your RAW photo to remain available on your iPhone? You can duplicate the pic and then edit it as desired.

Step #1. First up, launch the Photos app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, you need to select the RAW image you want to duplicate.

Step #3. Now, tap the Share button.

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Tap on Share Sheet in iOS 10 Photos App

Step #4. Tap on Duplicate button at the bottom.

How to Duplicate a RAW File in Photos in iPhone

How to Edit Raw Photos in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

With iOS 10, editing any photo has become super easy. Apart from some handy editing tools, you have excellent Markup (Check out how to use Markup on macOS Sierra) and the ability to access all the editing tools of any superior photo editing app like Flare Effects right from inside the stock Photos app. So, give your shots the desired look with better editing.

That’s it!

What’s your take on the Photos app in iOS 10? Let us know your views in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, don’t forget to download our app on your iDevice.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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