RAW Power

RAW Power

By Gentlemen Coders

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current Version: 1.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.97 MB
  • Developer: Gentlemen Coders
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 136 Reviews)
  • Price:
RAW Power App Ratings: 4.5
From 136 Reviews

RAW Power App Description

NOTE: Supports all devices running iOS 11, EXCEPT the following: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad mini 2 and 3, iPad Air 1, and, iPod Touch.

 Optimized for the iPhone X. OVERVIEW — Make your best shots even better with RAW Power™. RAW Power unlocks the power of Apple's RAW engine with simple, easy-to-use controls. More than just an image editor, RAW Power is a full photo application that lets you organize and manage your iOS Photo Library. If you use iCloud Photo Library, all changes are also synced to iCloud, where every image you take and every change you make is instantly available to every app on your iPhone or iPad — RAW Power brings to iOS the impressive RAW decoding and editing that was formerly only available in Apple’s Aperture professional photo application. Using adjustments like Boost, you can improve your images in ways that simply can't be done in any other application. — You can use it for more than RAWs -- it's great with JPEGs too, with White Balance, Curves, Sharpen, and other tools missing from the built-in Photos app. RAW Power also includes an innovative new Depth Effect for photos shot on iPhones with a dual camera system. Further, you can start editing on iOS and continue on the Mac (or vice-versa) using the RAW Power extension for the macOS (for JPEG originals only). — RAW Power is free to download. For more advanced editing needs, a single in-app purchase unlocks the "Advanced Adjustment Pack" which includes White Balance, Curves, and Depth Effect. 
 KEY FEATURES ORGANIZATION AND DISPLAY — View and adjust RAW images on iOS 11 using Apple’s RAW decoder. Zoom up to 800% for extremely precise adjustments. — Organize your library: create and rename albums, delete images from albums and the library, and move images into albums via drag and drop. View hierarchy, including folders. Special "RAW Images" Smart Album. — Display photo metadata including file name, exposure information, flash status, and location. EDIT IN REAL-TIME — Fully non-destructive editing, with all changes synced to the iOS Photo Library and iCloud (if you use iCloud Photo Library) — Edit on one device and continue on another, without loss of quality. — Control over Apple's Boost filter to achieve unparalleled highlight recovery — Real-time control of Apple's RAW engine, including Noise Reduction, Black Point, RAW Sharpen, Gamut Mapping and more — Histogram with Clipping Indicators and Hot Pixels Overlay — Copy / Paste of adjustments — Recovery slider for targeted control over highlights — Crop and Straighten, Rotate and Flip — Luminance-oriented Sharpen — Highlights, Shadows, Vibrancy and more — All sliders are real-time and GPU accelerated — High-precision, deep color imaging engine — Export JPEG, PNG, and TIFFs (8- and 16-bit) to Files.app ADVANCED ADJUSTMENT PACK FOR MORE CONTROL — Advanced Curves adjustment with Auto Curves, Linear and Lab modes, and samplers — Depth Adjustment for improving photos shot with the iPhone dual camera system — White Balance adjustment with sampler COMPATIBILITY — Compatible with hundreds of cameras, including iPhone RAW images. (list at:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207049 — Supports DNGs (some DJI drones and a few other cameras excluded). — Great with JPEGs and PNGs, too! — Video Tutorials on YouTube (on the Gentlemen Coders channel) RAW POWER for MAC RAW Power is also available on the Mac App Store as a Photos Extension and standalone app. 4.5 stars worldwide! ABOUT GENTLEMEN CODERS Gentlemen Coders develops software for professional and enthusiast photographers. The company offers unparalleled integration with Apple’s built-in services on macOS and iOS, maximizing customers’ investment in Apple devices and services. Gentlemen Coders was founded by a former Senior Director of Engineering at Apple. For more information, visit www.gentlemencoders.com.

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App Reviews

  • Btw

    By bellajz
    This app only works on newer iPhones higher than the 6, iPad minis higher than 3 or iPod touches
  • Just right for Raw shooters and great support

    By Picnicmetoo
    I use several other advanced apps for photography on Ipad 12.9 and bought this when it came out because I shoot totally in RAW. Went back and tried again because of ability to filter raws but found the processing is very good indeed. I contacted developers because I found I wanted to keep the original raw and have a second (jpeg) file-or more. I got a reply within the hour and found in 1.1 you simply choose that in the setting app. The support was fast, excellent explanation and explained why my second wish (tagging) isn’t possible at the moment. Would highly recommend. Using it for organization is also quite good—drag and drop and export in a variety of formats—well thought out.
  • Simple and Powerful

    By mechanicaljesse
    It’s such a pleasure that in the overwhelming world of imaging apps that Raw Power chooses to have mission. To choose to handle the critical task of quickly adjusting your images. The interface is what a touch interface should be. Powerful and accessible. You can start using this software immediately. It leverages our learned behavior of how to use imaging software in conjunction with a touch interface we have become accustomed to.
  • Real editing tools for the iPhone

    By paperscenery
    I’m a professional photographer and cinematographer and I have been test driving the iPhone X to see if I can create publication quality images with the dual camera. Out of the box, I was hugely disappointed with the file quality—too contrasty, nasty blotchy noise reduction. So I started exploring manual camera apps and discovered Obscura. Just locking down exposure and focus controls made a huge difference, but the raw format option is what got me excited. Enter RAW Power and now I can shoot properly exposed files and optimize them in a raw, lossless workflow, all on the iPhone X. Brief list of awesome features: -True raw, lossless workflow (you can reopen after saving and make adjustments, all the original data is still there.) -True WB temp and tint controls (not one-dimensional warmth) -Separate raw and post tone and sharpness controls. -Four channel RGB curves with blending control. Yes, real curves. -Copy and paste adjustments from one file to another. -Intelligent and intuitive layout/workflow. Things that could be better: -Thin, small caps typography is ugly and not very legible. -Sliders use touch controls only, so hard to fine tune WB tint. Would be smart to have a plus and minus button on either end for incremental steps. - Export vs save options not clearly defined or documented. On balance this is an amazing tool.
  • One feature away

    By otterman
    Thanks to the developer for responding to my request. Having the option to export to the camera roll would be ideal, but I could live with export to Files. I don’t use iCloud, but I can still get the images out of Files. However, one frustration is that when I have an image edited and then tap the Done button, only to realize I should have instead tapped the share/export button, when I choose to NOT modify the original, there’s no second chance to use the export option - all of my edits are just lost. It’s happened twice now and after the second time I decided that, despite the convenience, editing raw files in iOS is not for me. Original review: I keep wanting to go for that IAP to get full functionality, but one thing always makes me hesitate. No “save as” option. I realize that the changes can be reverted, but I detest the Photos app and only use it to permanently delete photos to free up space. I’ve also lost enough data, thanks to Apple’s push to eliminate the existence of “save as,” to have zero trust in it. Reverting a photo is also something I would forget about in a month because, like auto-save, it’s not the way I’ve been doing things for so many years. More importantly, “save as” works and has for a long time! Not to mention it being an extra step after the fact to revert. “Save as” (or export to new image) takes care of it at the time of creation without having to retrace steps, and leaves the original available to try a different edit. If that feature is added I would feel more comfortable using this app and buying the IAP.
  • Great potential but needs UI improvement

    By Mark Paterson
    I love the idea behind the app, I wish it well. I even purchased the $4.99 upgrade… but… I have a few issues with it that I hope for their sake they can fix before something better comes along and steals their thunder. The UI is clunky and needs work. You can tell it was designed by an engineer ;) I find myself constantly battling against it. For example: it’s impossible to see the entire Curves graph and RGB channels at once. Crazy. There’s also no feedback on the bottom icons to indicate which mode you’re in. They just all stay white all the time. And that Gill Sans like font is pretty ugly. I thought this was designed by a former Apple guy. Why not just use the standard Apple UI toolkit? Or at least follow their guidelines closer. No need to reinvent the wheel just to be different. Especially if it gets in the way of the experience. Also, from a functional perspective, an ‘Auto’ command, like Lightroom or Apple Photos would be a great thing to have. Even if the command is not perfect, it’s usually a good starting point. I mean no disrespect. I want this app to succeed and be a nice place to hang out and edit pics, but at the minute it’s a little ugly and rough around the edges. Despite all this, I have been happy enough with the editing results, so I think a few cosmetic changes to the UI could work wonders.
  • Excellent 1.0, looking for updates

    By mebpenguin
    The greatest thing about this app is its integration with the photos app, love that it doesn’t create its own library but is instead integrated with the built-in library. Hoping to see improvements in updates, including selective edits and saving edits as presets. Great job, keep it up, consider a subscription pricing model so you can afford to continue making updates.
  • Lot of potential. Good start.

    By David247
    This app has a lot of potential. I am a former Aperture user and really appreciate the control it provides. I recognize it is an early version. 1. When I save, the only choice it gives is to save over the original. I am a travel photographer and often like to create different versions of some shots. Very frustrating when there is no “save as” option. That is essential for me. 2. Will you consider the Addition of a perspective tool? Another tool I find essential as a travel, historic and landscape photographer. An excellent start, but not yet complete enough for my needs. Oh and thanks for allowing the trial (but not save) use of the buyup options. That is a nice touch. Good to support cloud services but don’t get carried away with that. Much of the world still does not have reliable internet and cloud services and sync are not options. I have internet where I live but it is heavily “data capped” preventing any regular use of cloud services. (If I turn on either Apple or Adobe cloud services, my entire monthly data allowance will be consumed in a week or less). Remember that your market is global and not restricted to a few “1rst world countries”. I like what I see in RAW Power, but not there yet for my needs. I will be following your progress. Thanks for creating this app. I’ll be following it in hopes it will evolve to my needs. I still miss Aperture. Nice to see the core tools are back.
  • Does not see (or won't refresh) nor DNG or TIFF files

    By Maax3739373
    So how do you suggest I import them from the library? If there is an option to do force refresh please make it more obvious. Thank you.
  • Adjust tools on the left on landscape iPad? Whose idea was this?

    By bobdobbs1999
    EDIT: I complain below about the Adjust tools being on the left, but I did not realize they can be moved to the right if you move the Info panel first (!). This is terrific, even though it's not completely intuitive (it doesn't seem you can move the Adjust panel). This app works great for me now. Thanks guys! Original critique follows, for posterity. I'm an iCloud Photo Library user, and I really like how this app seamlessly integrates with it. I also shoot Pentax and Olympus RAWs, edit on 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, and with this app I don't have to think about importing and exporting like I do with the competitors' apps. I want to use this app simply for how friction-free that experience is. But in landscape mode the Adjust tools are on the left. WHY??? Roughly 90% of the population is right handed. Putting the Adjust tools on the left means 90% of the population has to reach to the other side of the screen, blocking the content they're trying to manipulate. Plus, it's uncomfortable, even when using a Pencil. Bad design decision, guys. Did the devs try this use case? Is the CEO left-handed? Devs, please move the Adjust tools to the right side, or at least make it a user preference setting. If the tools were on the right, I'd pay to unlock. As it is now, editing with this UI is cumbersome. Thank you.