Instagram supports uploading ProRAW photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro

Instagram today announced support for the new ProRAW photos that can be captured with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Instagram Editor, Tim Johnsen share the news on Twitter, where he also said that ProRAW images in DNG format cannot be edited on Instagram. No further details are available, but it appears that Instagram is converting the ProRAW file to a JPG that can be viewed on Instagram.

Support is limited, but those who take ProRAW photos and edit them outside of Instagram will be able to share the resulting image directly on the social network without creating a separate JPG. ProRAW images are large in size, coming in at around 25MB, so Instagram is compact.

ProRAW is a feature of iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ enabled by the iOS 14.3 update. It takes advantage of the computer imaging features that Apple adds to its iPhone while at the same time giving users control over white balance, noise reduction, tuning, and more.

As designer Austin Mann pointed out earlier in the week, ProRAW is ideally suited in situations where Apple’s generic algorithms may struggle, such as mixed indoor lighting, low-resolution lighting, and real-range images. dynamic high.