— ADVANCED RAW: Unlock the power of Apple's RAW engine with
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I like where this is going
I like where this is going and see a lot of potential in it, which is why I purchased the pro tools to support the effort. I like the fact it works as a plug-in to Photos and saves back to that library instead of its own library. I purchased 2TB of iCloud storage and that is how I store and synchronize most of my pictures now. I edit a lot on my iPad Pro now, but would like to hand off and edit on my Mac with the same tools. And as someone who LOVED Aperture, I am glad to see a company that would like to give us that experience again. That said, there are some things I will need to make it my main editor. First, it needs a vignette tool. If it could add an inner glow like some other editors while making a darker edge vignette that would be great. I also need the ability to brush the adjustments in, preferably in layers but at least with multiple spot adjustments. Brush compatibility here with the Apple Pencil would be essential. An example of why this is need is when making shadow adjustments, sometimes a global shadow adjustment will simply not work as usually there are some shadows you want to keep, while others you need to get more detail out of. Anyway keep up the good work and if it gets better I will certainly use it more and promote it.
Adjust tools on the left on landscape iPad? Whose idea was this?
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.
Real editing tools for the iPhone
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.
I just recently purchased the few items not included in the free version, felt I was missing part of the ability to edit my photos. Should have been included in the original free version but I suppose somebody’s got to pay these guys for their work... At any rate I’m slowly learning what each adjustment slider does, some are quite a bit more evident than others. No I’ve not read the instructions as of yet, I’ve got eight years of photo editing to my credit however this is a different system thus it’ll take a bit of trial and error to iron things out just like the Snapseed and NIK systems did. Pretty much pleased with my results thus far although sometimes the RAW module adjustments seem nearly impossible to manipulate back to the way I remember the scene.
Love the app
I have been a Lightroom user for so many years, and recently I have been trying to move my workflow to use iPad without any luck until I found this wonderful app. I love how I can import my images to either photos or files app and flag, rate my pictures. I just have a couple suggestions to make, would be wonderful if we could have a folder system on the files part of the app, that way we can organize by events. As of right now the only bad thing about the app is a weird bug where the sorting option is not working, on the settings there’s an option to force sort by creation date but when I deselect that it still do the same. Would be very cool if we can sort by name. Edit: woohoo we just got HSL color edit feature plus other good stuff on an update, I love how this app gets better and better
Great potential but needs UI improvement
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.
Right from the beginning, this has been a superb product
I started using this when it was first introduced and have it both on Ios and Mac. The overall development of the app has been steady and highly functional and rivals some of the best processing apps and programs in the market at a more than fair price for what it helps anyone accomplish. I find the sliders are highly precise and accurate unlike other apps and programs that either do virtually nothing or in too many cases too much. These controls are just right. It is worth more than the five star rating I have given it. What I would like to see is more presets that are more closely related to what the Lightroom app offers. It is not that important but they are nice to have. The app does have quite a few presets but they are more for base adjustments while Lightroom’s are more for altering a style. However, this is my go to program for almost everything I do either on my Fuji X camera, Osmo Pocket, or Iphone.
Free photo editing apps offer more...Very Unhappy
So we bought this app to help with our photo editing. We bought it with the expectation that basic photo editing like brightness, saturation, contrast, cropping, temperature, and other basic tools like that would be available. Imagine our shock when your asked to PAY for the ability to crop, adjust white balance, or convert to black and white. Apps like Snapseed offer these tools, free! We only bought this app mainly for the ability to “batch edit” photos. Which is the only option that Snapseed doesn’t have. I’m definitely not happy with all of the a la carte buying that your forced to do. I understand that developers want and need to make a profit, but fleecing your users for $1.99 here, and $1.99 there for basic photo editing features? Not okay at all! They do offer some of the basic editing tools “bundled” with one or two of the more “advanced” features. That’s really underhanded.
No Direct Editing in iCloud Files Locations (other than with Apple Photos), No Healing Tools
I was about to dump LR in favor of using a completely mobile, iOS process with RawPower, and just discovered that all edits need to happen in your local Files storage on your device. Seems RawPower has to download the files locally to effect edits. Of course, if you use the Apple Photos app to manage your assets within RawPower, then RawPower edits can happen “in the cloud”. But that’s not what I’m looking for. Also, as many others have mentioned, the lack of healing tools is a huge letdown. I really like this app, but without those two features (direct cloud editing w/o Apple photos, and healing), its just not ready to be a serious replacement for LR. Its a shame.
Great organizer too
I’ve shot RAW for 17 years, kept those RAWs on external drives because it was believed that better processors down the road could result in better photos-& it was so. Now I feel I no longer need to keep RAWs so I process and keep the jpegs-& RAW power is a great way to organize-drag into folders, delete the RAWs after processing, and occasionally process and take that processed file into another app to use layers perhaps-or masking/selecting. I’ve come to appreciate RAW power more over past 6 months as I’ve changed my workflow and discovered how helpful it is in organizing.
RAW Power Delivers
I’ve only used the app for a few days and I have not found anything I would change. I think RAW Power, iPhone & iPad, is a wonderful app and I appreciate the devs hard work, attention to detail, and quick response to questions. I like the simplicity of working in the photos stream and not needing to futz with exporting like Affinity, Lightroom, ect. I only wish I had a mac so I could enjoy a desktop version.
Simple and Powerful
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.
the only professional RAW app on iOS
I am using this with my Nikon Z7. The quality of raw processing and available options are outstanding, truly desktop class. There is no other app on iOS (I have tried too many of them ...) that comes anywhere close to this one. Performance (speed) and stability are fantastic, tested on iPad Pro 11” and iPhone XS max.
Good editor but has a few issues
Love the editor and what it can do. I do notice when I am zoomed in and try to drag the adjustment bars it lags to where I have to zoom out to have any fluidity. I also noticed an issue today where when I finish editing a raw photo and try to copy the option, the screen darkens to where I can’t see much if anything but the bar at the top and IPad itself is at the brightness I set. Would love for the devs to look at this
Still has a minor bug
Recently purchased this app and it has the same issue as others have reported at least on my iPAD Pro, running iOS 12.3.1, the app never loads the RAWS album, the spinning symbol never stops. For me that is really only a minor issue as my raw images are shown in the camera roll album and Recently Added album within the app but if I didn’t know which images were actually saved in RAW it would be more troublesome. Deleting the app and reinstalling did not resolve the issue.
Yes. RAW Power is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 606 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for RAW Power Is 28.2/100.
Yes. RAW Power is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 606 RAW Power User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for RAW Power Is 28.2/100.
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