iPhone 7 RAW Test Shots

I’ve often wanted more out of the iPhone camera, the images produced by Apple’s processing were good but it felt like the camera had more to give. Fortunately, with the introduction of iOS 10, I’ve had a chance to experiment with all the camera has to offer.

A few of the results I’ve had are included below, you can click on any of the images to view a full resolution version.

Recoverable Shadow Detail

Original JPEG:

The original JPEG photograph from the iPhone 7 of the Palace Hotel in Manchester, UK showing massive underexposure and dark shadows.

Lightroom processed RAW:

Lightroom processed RAW photograph of the Palace Hotel in Manchester, UK showing the ability to recover shadow detail.

Fine Details

Original JPEG:

iPhone 7 native JPEG image of tram tracks in Manchester, UK.Crop of the native JPEG image showing terrible smoothing and loss of fine detail.

Lightroom processed RAW:

Lightroom processed RAW image of tram track in Manchester, UK.Crop of the Lightroom processed RAW showing more noise but far, far more detail across the image.

Difficult Lighting

Original JPEG:

Original JPEG from the iPhone 7 with difficult lighting conditions showing muddy detail within clouds.

Lightroom processed RAW:

RAW image processed in Lightroom showing much greater detail in cloud regions.