Adobe is bringing Camera Raw to the iPad version of Photoshop and has demonstrated how it works in a hands-on video. Ryan Dumlao, senior product manager for Photoshop on iPad, shows how Camera Raw can be used to edit RAW and DNG photos directly imported from a camera – in this case a Fujifilm – or ProRAW files from iPhone 12 Pro and 13 Pro.
Camera Raw is a long-standing plugin that enables advanced RAW image editing in Photoshop, and it is also the technical basis of Lightroom’s processing engine. Dumlao’s video shows you how to edit various settings and exposure parameters in Photoshop, including importing the RAW file as a smart object for non-destructive editing that can be transferred to the desktop version. In its demo, Dumlao uses Photoshop features to perform tasks such as removing individual tree branches and adjusting the color of a particular rope in its photo.
While many photographers use Lightroom as their primary editing tool, adding Camera Raw to Photoshop for iPad will dramatically expand the photo editing capabilities of iPad owners who use Photoshop as a big part of their workflow. Adobe has not announced exactly when the feature will be released, but only says that it “will be coming soon”.