Apple ProRAW isn’t as popular as JPEG, and you may run into compatibility issues if you shoot in RAW. So, learn how to convert these files easily.
RAW files contain all the data the iPhone camera sensor can capture without compressions. This way, professional editors can tweak around with the additional data to bring the best out of the image.
Apple’s ProRAW format lets you capture RAW images from your iPhone’s camera. This is perfect for photographers and even casuals who don’t prefer the sharpened look of smartphone photos.
Since ProRAW files use the .DNG extension, you may be wondering how to convert them to the JPEG format. In this guide, we’ll briefly discuss ProRAW files and then walk you through the steps to convert them to JPEG.
What Are ProRAW Files?
Apple ProRAW files store additional information about the image and enable you to edit the exposure, white balance, and color of your pictures.
ProRAW files are 10 to 12 times larger than JPEG or HEIC files. If a JPEG image is between 3 and 5MBs, the same ProRAW file would be around 25 to 30MBs. On top of that, if you’re using the iPhone 14 Pro series, the ProRAW file from its 48-megapixel camera will take up to 75MBs of storage.
You can take ProRAW images on the iPhone 12 Pro and newer Pro models, but one thing to keep in mind is that although ProRAW works with all supported iPhone features like Night Mode, Deep Fusion, and Smart HDR, you cannot shoot Portrait mode pictures and Live Photos with it.
How to Convert ProRAW to JPEG Easily on iPhone
You don’t need any third-party app to convert ProRAW images to JPEG. In fact, you can convert them right from the Photos app on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:
- Head to the Photos app and select the ProRAW image you want to convert. You can also select multiple photos.
- In the bottom left corner, tap the Share button, and select Save to Files from the list of options.
- In the pop-up menu, navigate to the folder of your choice to save the file. It can be under iCloud or On My iPhone.
- Finally, tap Save in the top-right corner.
Once that’s done, you can find your newly converted JPEG file(s) in the designated folder.
Easily Convert Your ProRAW Files to JPEG on iPhone
Converting ProRAW files to JPEG on an iPhone is quite simple, and you can easily do so from the Photos app.
Apple ProRAW has taken iPhone photography to the next level by introducing raw image processing. But not just that, alongside ProRAW, Apple also announced ProRes—a similar format for videos. It lets videographers capture more information during recording, which helps post-production.