The arrival of iOS 14.3 has brought, in addition to all the news, a new format of photography on the iPhone. It’s Apple ProRAW, a new photo format that this will allow us to edit more professionally the photos we take, and now Instagram has announced that its app is now supported.
At the moment, it is compatible with the iPhone 12 Pro, but It will now be a widely used format by Apple
Instagram now allows the use of photos in Apple ProRAW format
Tim Johnsen is an Instagram developer and has shared the news on social media. At the moment there are no editing tools in the Instagram app and what the app does is convert ProRAW DNG format to JPEG
Instagram should be able to handle ProRAW photo sharing from this morning, it may take a little while to catch on.
– Tim Johnsen (@timonus) December 18, 2020
This means that we will need, at least for now, third-party apps to edit photos in Apple ProRAW format
It’s an interesting first step, Instagram could include more advanced editing tools in the future to be able to edit ProRAW photos on iPhones.