Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

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HEIF may finally end JPEG's 25-year reign.
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HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.

But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what difference will it make to you, really?

Photographers rejoice! iOS 10 lets you snap RAW images

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The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
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Pictures snapped from an iPhone are about to take a huge step closer to pro status this year and you won’t even need to buy the iPhone 7 Plus’ rumored dual lens to get them.

For the first time ever, Apple is finally bringing RAW image files to the Camera app in iOS 10 thanks to a new AVCaptureOutput that will also allow third-party apps to snap Live Photos along with RAW.

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