Professional photo editing on an iPad Pro could soon become a reality as Apple opens the door to raw photo-editing applications as part of its upcoming iOS 10 operating system.
A slide from a presentation posted online after the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco
Details of the move were outlined at a Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, entitled ‘Advances in iOS Photography’.
Brad Ford, a senior software engineer at Apple, told app developers yesterday: ‘If you develop, or are even just thinking about developing a photography app then this is a very good OS for you.’
Comparing the components of a raw file to the ingredients used to bake a cake, Ford added: ‘The ability to shoot raw and JPEGs is kind of a professional feature and a big deal…
‘We support, just like on DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras, a workflow where you can get both raw and JPEG, simultaneously.’
He added: ‘Rather than introduce an Apple-proprietary raw file format like so many other camera vendors, we’ve elected to use Adobe’s digital negative format for storage.’
There is no news on whether Apple will enable raw image capture direct from an Apple device.
You can watch the full presentation, using a Safari browser HERE.
Apple iOS 10 is due to be launched in the autumn.