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How to use ProRAW format on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max?

The release of the latest version of iOS that brought support for the ProRAW format to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

But how to enable this feature on these two iPhones?

It was yesterday that Apple introduced ProRAW format support to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with the release of the latest version of the iSO operating system.

With this feature, you can capture images in ProRAW file format, which holds a much larger amount of data than the usual format used on iPhones.

The biggest strength of this format is that the user is more open in the photo editing process. Of course, this feature is normally disabled, but you can simply enable and use it.


How to enable ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

As you know, this feature is currently only available on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and is not even supported on other iPhones 12. Capturing photos in ProRAW format is very simple.

To do this, you must first update your phone’s operating system to iOS 14.3, which can be done as follows:

Enter the Setting section and then select the General option and then the Software Update option . Of course, before updating, make a backup of your data for more security.

After installing iOS 14.3, turn on the Apple ProRAW button in Settings> Camera> Formats .

Now if you open the camera app, a RAW icon will appear in the upper right corner, one of which is dragged between.

The presence of this line indicates that this feature is off and the camera still captures images in HEIC / JPEG format.

Now just tap on the RAW icon to be able to capture images in ProRAW format. To return to normal, just tap the same icon again.


Permanently activate ProRAW

If you decide to capture ProRAW images permanently by default, just go to Settings> Camera> Preserve Settings and turn on Apple ProRAW.

Of course, keep in mind that images taken in ProRAW format are 29 MB in size, while the same image in HEIC format is only 2.5 MB in size. So keep in mind that taking RAW photos on a regular basis can cause your phone’s memory to fill up quickly.