How to Use ProRaw Photography on an iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max

Here's how to enable Apple's ProRaw photography and take a Raw photo on your iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Apple ProRAW for iOS 14.3 and later combines the best data from multiple images into one photo using Smart HDR, Deep Fusion, and Night Mode. You can use the ProRAW feature on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max; here's how.

Related: The iPhone Camera App: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Photos & Videos

How to Enable ProRAW on Your iPhone 12 Pro & 12 Max

We've written several articles about iPhone photography tips, including how to use lighting to take creative photos, and how to edit photos on your iPhone. For more great iPhone Camera tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to enable Apple's new ProRaw feature on your iPhone. 

  1. Open the Setting app.

    iphone settings app
  2. Tap Camera.

    tap camera
  3. Tap Formats.

    tap formats
  4. Toggle on Apple ProRaw in the Photo Capture section. 

    toggle on apple proraw
  5. To take an Apple ProRaw photo open the Camera app, tap the Raw icon and make sure there isn't a slash through it, then take your picture as usual.

    apple raw photo feature

Here's the result after a bit of cropping!

photo of a little girl reading a seed catalog
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.