Adobe’s Latest iOS Update Unlocks RAW Image Capture in Lightroom Mobile

When Apple announced that week that iOS 10 would support Adobe’s DNG RAW format it was a big deal, and Adobe has already moved to take advantage of this feature in their latest update to the iOS version of Lightroom Mobile.

You’re finally going to be able to unlock more potential from your camera.

lightroom-2-5-dng-capture-screenshot-576x1024This new update, which is now available on the app store for users who have already updated to iOS 10, unlocks RAW DNG capture through the build in camera on Lightroom Mobile. So now you can edit AND capture RAW files on your iOS 10 devices.

But it doesn’t come without a few gotchas, first being that it requires a 12MP camera, so if your iOS device does not have a 12MP camera you will not have the RAW DNG capture unlocked. In other words, the iPhone 6 will NOT support this new RAW DNG capture, only the iphone 6s and newer will.

Obviously this will likely frustrate some users on older iOS devices, but there is not much to do about it at this point, it appears to be a limitation of iOS 10, and not something that Adobe could change themselves.

Regardless, you can learn more about the new updates to the iOS version of Lightroom Mobile from Adobe, here.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.