Adobe Lightroom for mobile update brings RAW image capture to iOS 10

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Adobe on Tuesday released an updated version of Lightroom for iOS with support for its DNG fie format, allowing iOS 10 devices to both capture and edit pictures as part of an end-to-end RAW workflow.

With Lightroom for mobile version 2.5, owners of Apple portables with 12-megapixel cameras — iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the recently announced iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — can capture RAW digital files directly from Adobe's app.

As explained in a post to Adobe's Lightroom blog, RAW file formats like DNG contain all image information from a camera's sensor to deliver higher quality results than compressed JPEG files. In addition, with all sensor information left intact, photographers are able to edit their images without worrying about compression artifacts.

Alongside the new RAW format capabilities, Lightroom for iOS 2.5 delivers support for the DCI-P3 wide color gamut display Apple first introduced in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The same standard, which presents 25 percent more color than the legacy sRGB color space, is also included in the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

While version 2.5 does not include full in-app camera support for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Adobe is working to profile the forthcoming handsets' sensors and lenses for a near future update.

Adobe Lightroom for Mobile version 2.5 is available for free on iPhone and iPad from the iOS App Store.