A “Gentleman Coder” who is the former director of the Apple photo apps teams has launched an IOS app for the photographer who prefers to shoot RAW images.
RAW Power for iOS hit the App Store this week from software company Gentlemen Coders LLC, which was founded by Nik Bhatt. His 14-year stint in Cupertino included being Senior Director of Engineering for the Aperture and iPhoto teams and later the Chief Technical Officer of the Photo Apps group.
RAW Power for iOS is a free download with some one-time in-app purchases for more advanced editing tools.
A RAW image is an unprocessed photograph containing raw data recorded by a digital camera’s sensor. A RAW image provides a photographer greater latitude in adjusting exposure, white balance, and color. JPEGS are compressed files and any adjustments made can affect the quality of the image.
It started with iOS 10
Apple gave iPhone shooters more power when it supported RAW shooting when it released iOS 10. Developers since have been tapping into the iOS RAW capability to create apps that give photographers more control over their images.
RAW Power gives photographers many of the tools found only on desktop imaging software. The app works on iPhone or iPad.
The app includes eight slider tools for photographers to process a RAW image and also accommodates hundreds of other RAW camera formats, allowing a shooter to edit on an iPad. There is an advanced adjustment pack for $9.99.
RAW Power also integrates with your device’s Photo Library and iCloud.
“Using our deep experience with Apple’s RAW Engine, we have created a powerful, easy-to-use app that seamlessly integrates with the built-in Photo apps on iOS and Mac,” Bhatt said in a written statement.
Gentlemen Coders’ first product was RAW Power for Macs and launched last year. It is available in the App Store for $14.99.