The Race To Support RAW in iOS 10 Continues, with VSCO Joining The Fray

There is no doubt that VSCO is one of the most popular photo editing suites available for mobile devices, and in order to stay on top, being up to date with the latest features and capabilities is imperative. So, it should be no surprise that thanks to Apple’s addition of Adobe DNG RAW into iOS 10, VSCO will soon be a mobile RAW processor.


Adobe was the first to release an iOS 10 RAW processing solution back when they added support for it into Lightroom Mobile for iOS. A few others have joined the fray since, and many others (now including VSCO), have said that support for the RAW DNG processing is in the works or coming soon.

“We’re excited to be able to offer RAW capabilities to the community, and we can’t wait to see what you create and share once it’s available,” VSCO said in their official announcement post. They did not put a specific timeline on when to expect the release, just that it is in the works and on the way.


It will be interesting to see what effect these new RAW capabilities will have on the greater mobile-photography community with the ability to capture more information and push images farther without needing to pull out a real camera to capture that detail. One would think that the level of images we see coming from mobile-only photographers will only improve and that is never a bad thing.


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.