Bat Bing

Customer Support

How to enable and backup ProRaw photos on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

3.57 (7 Votes)3.57 (7 Votes)3.57 (7 Votes)3.57 (7 Votes)3.57 (7 Votes) Average: 3.57 (7 Votes).

Last Updated :  | 

ProRaw

One of the main differences between iPhone 12 and the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro is the ability of the latter to take photos in Apple's new ProRAW photo format.

Apple ProRAW allows greater flexibility in editing the exposure, colour and white balance in your photos by combining the information of a standard RAW format along with iPhone image processing. Note that all this extra information in your images means that your ProRAW photos are many times larger than your standard JPEG and HEIC images, which will impact your iPhone and iCloud storage.

This article shows you how to turn on the Apple ProRAW feature in your device settings, as well as how to backup ProRAW photos to your computer. Note that only iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max devices running iOS 14.3 or newer are able to use this feature.

Enable ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

The ProRAW feature is turned off on your iPhone by default. To turn it on, go to Settings > Camera > Formats, and then turn on Apple ProRAW under Photo Capture.

enable ProRAW

How to take a ProRAW photo

After enabling ProRAW in settings, you can take a ProRAW photo on your iPhone by tapping on RAW in the top right hand corner of the Camera app before taking a photo.

Backup ProRAW photos to your computer

As ProRAW photos file sizes are 10-12 times larger than standard iPhone photos saved in .JPEG and .HEIC format, you may wish to quickly backup these photos to your computer and then delete them from your iPhone.

TouchCopy will backup your Apple ProRaw photos in a similar way it does all your other iPhone photos; simply follow the steps below:

  • Download and install TouchCopy.
  • Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max.
  • On the "Photos" tab, select the ProRaw photos you'd like to backup.
  • Click "Copy" in TouchCopy and select a where to backup on your PC or Mac.

TouchCopy will copy selected photos to your computer in .DNG format, without modifying or converting the file. These files can then be opened and edited in Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo or any other image editing software.

How to backup iPhone photos with TouchCopy

As well as straighforward backup of photos, TouchCopy can make differential photo backups, save photos in messages and much more. For more information, please see the TouchCopy User Guide (Photo feature).

Publisher: Wide Angle Software
Back to TouchCopy Support