Now that we’ve shot RAW, what do we do with it? At first glance, RAW files might not look particularly impressive. They often look worse than your JPG file.
Once you tap into the reviewer, tap "DNG" to see your RAW file. As you can see, these images tend to be darker and flatter. To bring out all the extra information in your RAW file, you have to edit it.
With a little bit of editing, they can truly become something spectacular. There is a wide variety of editing programs out there. On iPhone, you can try out an app like Darkroom. On Mac, Adobe Lightroom is a great option.
No time to edit or just curious to see how much power is really in that RAW file? Halide offers a powerful, one-tap development called Instant RAW. You can use that as a way to get started with editing your RAW file, or even as a solid image in its own right:
Have fun exploring how far you can push your RAW files. You’d be surprised what you can get out of these images!
In our next tutorial, we'll look at how to nail level shots.