Adobe released on Tuesday (13) the new version of Photoshop Lightroom that allows you to generate photos in DNG format. Known as a digital negative, this standard is the same used by Apple to generate RAW files on iOS 10. With the novelty, iPhone and Lightroom start to create RAW image files with the same standard, allowing the user greater flexibility for edits without worry about incompatibility on different devices and software.
With the update, professional and amateur photographers who use Apple’s mobile phone to support their work, gain more freedom to manage their photo production. Simply put, DNG, created by Adobe in 2004, is an extension that standardizes different RAW files created by cameras. In practice, Lightroom photos will be open for complex edits, such as exposure adjustments and white balance. All of this without compromising the original image quality, as this format does not compress the file, generating the scenes exactly as they were captured by the camera. This does not happen in JPG and PNG formats, for example, where the image is compressed to generate more compact files.
Unfortunately, it will not be possible to take DNG photos with Lightroom on old iPhones. To use the feature, you will need to have, iOS 10 installed on a device that takes photos with 12 megapixels. Clearly speaking, only the SE, 6s, 6s Plus and new iPhone 7 models will provide the necessary support. In addition, the application has been optimized for the new model to explore all the color potential offered by the new image processor developed by Apple.
As we show here, only members of the Adobe cloud service, the Creative Cloud, will be able to open photos on all devices using Lightroom. However, for making photos in DNG there is no such requirement. For that, it is enough to have a device that fits the specifications of the application and iOS 10 installed.
THE Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is available for free for iPhone.