PhotoRaw by Alexander McGuffog (Universal)
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Released: Feb 18, 2011
Version: 4.5.4
Size: 7 MB
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Ranking - Photo-Video (iPhone)

Ranking - Photo-Video (iPad)

PhotoRaw

Alexander McGuffog
· View and adjust raw image files at 1:1; unlimited image size
· iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 optimized with multitasking support
· 64-bit processing
· AirDrop for exported images
· View EXIF and GPS data
· Full range of image adjustments, JPEG and TIFF exports, etc
· Pixel magnify - up to 1:4 pixel viewing
· Opens images imported from Eye-Fi cards


PhotoRaw for iOS is a viewer and developer for image files in raw format. Raw file formats from most camera manufacturers are supported, for example Nikon NEF files, Canon CR2 files, Leica DNG files, etc - see the product web site for a full list of supported cameras. PhotoRaw allows you to view these files at full 1:1 pixel resolution, even 100 mega-pixel plus medium format images.

PhotoRaw implements virtual memory. Virtual memory means that if PhotoRaw runs low on physical RAM because of other apps running the background, it can use the device's flash memory to process even the largest images. PhotoRaw has been tested with images of up to 72 MPixels on both iPads and iPhones, even with multiple other apps running the background.

Most images viewers for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are only able to display low resolution thumbnails of raw images, making it difficult to use the iPhone or iPad to evaluate and view raw files in the field. PhotoRaw changes all that. PhotoRaw incorporates a state-of-the-art AHD raw image demosaicing algorithm right into an iOS app. So now you can view every single pixel in a raw file, without needing a desktop machine or laptop.

To ensure that you see your images in a form as close as possible to what you'll see using a full featured desktop raw developer program such as Aperture, PhotoRaw incorporates a full demosaicing engine, as well as basic exposure controls such as exposure, contrast and brightness. You can even control sharpening to make sure that the image looks its best.

You can also export images, or cropped portions of images, from PhotoRaw in JPEG or TIFF format. So you can email a processed, cropped JPEG to clients or friends right from your iPad or iPhone.

Limitations:
· PhotoRaw supports only raw formats; JPEG, TIFF etc images are not supported
· Importing large raw files can take up to several minutes, especially if other apps are running in the background

System Requirements: Raw conversion requires very substantial amounts of processing power and memory. We strongly recommend the following minimum system specifications:
· iOS 8 or later
· iPad or iPhone 4 or later

What's new in version 4.5.4
· Updates for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
· New camera support: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon EOS 90D, Canon EOS M50, Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D), Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP, Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6, Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II, Leica SL2, Nikon P1000, Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7, Sony A7R Mark IV, Sony HX99
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Our verdict: Ok
  • + PhotoRaw is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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