Adobe teases RAW image editing in Photoshop for iPad

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Adobe teases RAW image editing in Photoshop for iPad
As seen here, Photoshop for iPad will soon be able to work with images in a variety of raw formats.
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Adobe promised Tuesday that Photoshop on the iPad will soon be able to work with images in a variety of raw formats.

Ryan Dumlao, product manager for this application, gave a sneak peek at the power of the upcoming feature for Apple tablets. Watch it now.

Photoshop for iPad in the raw

“You’ll be able to import any raw file that Camera Raw supports, whether it’s from your digital camera or the ProRAW format from your brand new iPhone 13 Pro,” said Dumlao. “You’ll be able to harness the raw sensor data of your file to make the most important and dynamic adjustments in your photo right here on the iPad.”

Photoshop for iPad will also support importing the raw file and adjustments into Photoshop on the desktop as an ACR Smart Object.

Dumlao also used the sneak peek as an opportunity to show off a range of capabilities in the version of this image-editing tool created for Apple tablets.

Adobe did not reveal Tuesday when the ability to work with raw files will be added to Photoshop for iPad.

The current version of Photoshop for iPad is available now on the Apple App Store. It’s free to download but requires a $9.99 monthly subscription or a $79.99 yearly subscription.

An iPadOS version of the powerful software debuted back in 2019. Early versions were light on features which generated some complaints from users, but Adobe has since steadily added to the app’s capabilities.