iOS Camera App - Why no 'Shoot RAW' Option?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by AndyDiamond, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. AndyDiamond macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2004
    The Black Lodge
    With the release of iOS10 users of iPhones that have a 12MP camera can now shoot RAW using third party camera apps (which is great).

    However, why would Apple not offer this as an optional setting for their own camera app in the settings?
    In the same way you can choose the resolution for video recording or HDR, Live photos etc?

    There are many great third party camera apps but the Apple camera app is actually really good - would love the option to shoot RAW with it.

    Any ideas/thoughts on this?
  2. TL24 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm with you on this one, I hope they include the option to shoot RAW as well on the default camera app. I guess from their logic it could confuse basic users who have no idea what RAW is, then again just make it a setting in the back-end (Settings) opposed to a switch in the camera app.
  3. DomC macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2010
    Since there's a setting for HDR, live photos and effects, they should have one for RAW as well.

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