Adobe recently announced that Camera RAW support is coming to Photoshop on iPhone. From DNG to Apple ProRAW, the feature will allow users to import, open and edit RAW files right from their tablet. The upcoming feature was highlighted in a two-minute demo video which was shared on YouTube.
Adobe Photoshop for iPad to gain support for editing RAW files
As per Adobe, RAW support will work with file types ranging from DNG to Apple ProRAW, which is the file format available on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro. In a new demo video, Ryan Dumlao, senior product manager for Photoshop on iPad, demonstrated how the feature can be used to edit RAW and DNG photos directly imported from a camera or ProRAW files from iPhone.
From DNG to Apple ProRAW, users will be able to import and open camera raw files, make adjustments like exposure and noise, as well as take advantage of non-destructive editing and auto-adjustments in raw files – all on the iPad.
RAW files can be edited like any other image in Photoshop with users being able to make both minor and significant adjustments to files by adjusting aspects like exposure, noise, saturation, and more. In addition to this, the app supports the ability to import RAWs as an ACR Smart Object with preserves RAW information that can then be imported as a PSD for additional editing on Photoshop for desktop.
While a large section of Adobe’s user base relies on Lightroom as their primary editing program, adding Camera RAW to Photoshop for iPad will help build upon the app’s photo editing functionalities for users who use prefer to use Photoshop.
Adobe has not yet revealed when the feature will be available for release but it is highly expected that it will come during Adobe MAX later this month since the company has used the annual event to drop new applications and features before.