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Apple ProRAW Review: The Best Way to Shoot RAW on an iPhone

Earlier today, Apple officially released Apple ProRAW via iOS 14.3. This new hybrid image format claims to give you the best of both worlds: AI-powered computational photography on the one hand, and the flexibility of a 12-bit RAW file on the other. But does it deliver the goods? In a word: yes.

Canon R5 and R6: Comparing the File Formats (RAW, CRAW, JPEG, and HEIF)

In my last article, I shot images with both the Canon R5 and Canon R6 to compare the ISO performance of both cameras. As always, this lead to a lot of comments, emails, and DMs asking me if I could also compare the different file formats of these cameras. While I still have both these cameras on loan from Canon, I decided that now would be a good time to tests these parameters for all of you (and me too).

RAW vs JPEG: Explaining the Difference with a Box of Cereal

In running my photography channel, I get a lot of questions about RAW files vs. JPEG, and some people not fully grasping exactly what RAW files really are. So, I figured a box of cereal may simplify things. Read on.

How to Use the Underrated FTP Transfer Feature on Sony Cameras

The FTP transfer feature in the Sony α7 Mark III (and other newer Alpha models) doesn't usually get a lot of attention. Sure, with all the modern technologies and apps, it's easy to overlook this humble feature. But when it comes to transferring RAW and JPEG files, FTP can really hold its own.

Fujifilm vs Canon Color Science Blind Test: Which Do You Actually Prefer?

Photographer and YouTuber Andrew of Denae & Andrew created a comparison that plenty of photographers will be very interested in: Canon vs Fujifilm color science. A lot is made of Fuji's film simulations, and Canon users won't shut up about their amazing skin tones. But when you put them side-by-side in a blind "taste test," which do you actually prefer?

Apple Goes After RED Over Key RAW Patent

Back in May, Apple quietly filed a legal petition to try and invalidate a key patent by cinema camera maker RED, and RED is not taking it lying down. The patent in question describes RED's "REDCODE" codec for visually lossless, compressed 4K video at 23fps and above—one of the patents at the very core of RED's history as a company and camera maker.

First Look at Full-Res RAW Files from the 61MP Sony a7R IV

A lot has been said about the quality of the images coming out of the 61MP Sony a7R IV, but most of the first impressions we've seen are based on JPEGs. Now, thanks to Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo, you can get take a close look at full-res RAW files captured with Sony's new camera and see how they hold up.

What Does an Unprocessed RAW File Look Like?

What does it mean to look at a "straight from camera" RAW photo file? How do RAW processors like Lightroom change the files after they're loaded, and are RAW files actually images? Those are some questions we'll be exploring in this article.

Triple Processing a Single RAW Photo

Occasionally when examining a RAW file I get a reasonably clear idea on how I would like the end result to be. In this instance, I had an inner picture of trees glowing from the sun, rather dark shadows, and a sky with nice color contrast.

The Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken Was a JPEG

Alright, I don’t know if it’s the best photo I’ve ever taken, but it’s one of my favorites and it’s been the most popular photo I’ve posted recently on Facebook and Instagram.

5 Reasons to Shoot in Raw Instead of JPEG

If you're just getting started in digital photography, you may be wondering about the choice between shooting JPEG files and shooting in raw. Here's a quick 2-minute video by B&H in which photographer David Flores explains the benefits of a raw workflow.

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M -- two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve been shooting exclusively with the iPhone X, and have found it absolutely excellent.

A Close Look at the Quality of iPhone 8 Plus RAW Photos

A few weeks back I ran some tests on the RAW files taken with the latest iPad Pro. Frankly, I was pretty impressed, the quality was indeed considerably better than what’s possible on my “soon to be replaced iPhone 6S Plus”. Those test results got me quite excited because I fully expected to find the DNGs produced by the new iPhone 8 Plus would be a small step further step up the quality ladder.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio to Offload RAW Conversion from CPU to Camera

Alongside its new X-E3 mirrorless camera and XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro lens, Fujifilm has also announced the development of a new RAW conversion program called "Fujifilm X Raw Studio." This software is different from others in that it's designed to offload work from your computer's CPU by using your camera's processor to convert RAW photos.