RAW Power 2.0 Now Available

RAW Power 2.0 is here developed by Nik Bhatt, the former Senior engineer in charge of the photo apps group at Apple while Aperture was in development. RAW Power comes for OSX and iOS and works through the photo’s library on iCloud so everything syncs similar to Lightroom. It’s also on sale for a limited time so don’t miss out if you’re looking for a Lightroom alternative.

RAW Power is still based on Apple’s RAW engine so your RAW files will have to be uncompressed to work, but if you’re looking for a good inexpensive workflow that works on iOS and OSX in a way similar to how Lightroom CC works with the cloud (not Lightroom Classic) then this might be a good single purchase alternative for you.

List of iOS 12/Mojave cameras supported by RAW Power (Fujifilm files must be uncompressed)

Main Features:
– Extends Apple’s Photos app for macOS High Sierra and Mojave
– Extensive camera support via Apple’s RAW Camera Updates (list at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207972)
– Control over Apple’s Boost filter to achieve unparalleled highlight recovery
– Real-time control of all of Apple’s RAW engine, including Noise Reduction, and Black Point, RAW Sharpen, Gamut Mapping and more
– Hot Pixels Overlay with Clipping Indicators
– Fully non-destructive editing, with all changes stored in a sidecar file
– Customizable Presets and Copy / Paste of adjustments
– Camera Presets allow you to automatically create a starting point for each camera model
– Advanced Curves adjustment with Auto Curves, Linear and Lab modes
– Crop and Straighten
– Twelve adjustments including Chromatic Aberration, Perspective, Black & White, Definition, and Vignette with a controllable center point
– Advanced Depth Adjustment for improving photos with the iOS Depth Effect (requires iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra)
– Recovery slider for targeted control over highlights
– White Balance sampling
– Luminance-oriented Sharpen
– All sliders are real-time and GPU accelerated
– Highlights, Shadows, Vibrancy and more
– Support for hundreds of RAW cameras
– Images are displayed the same way as in Photos, Aperture, or iPhoto
– Supports iPhone RAW images and other DNGs as well (DJI and a few other cameras excluded).
– Also works with JPEGs, TIFFs, and other image formats

– Trial version available for download at gentlemencoders.com
– Video Tutorials on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7l78rOzFxaHG-e5AT-MGWQ)

New Adjustments
Enhance including Definition (included with purchase)
Chromatic Aberration*
Black and White (a Monochrome Mixer)*
Vignette with Controllable Center Point*

All adjustments are 100% compatible with RAW Power for Mac 2.0 and sync through iCloud Photo Library.
*These adjustments are free to try. Unlock via in-app purchase.

A selection of built-in presets
Ability to create your own
Undoable and can be applied to multiple images in a batch

Workflow improvements
Share to Photos
Export to Photos (TIFF, PNG, 16-bit images, etc)
Delete will consistently advance the selection forward to the next image
Paste Last Edit is an option in Batch Processing so you don’t have to explicitly copy in Edit before doing the batch operation
Adjustments can be rearranged (good for small screens). This does not affect the processing order.

UI Improvements
Indicator for which adjustments have been applied to an image
Space-saving UI design limits the number of adjustments that are visible at a time.
Easier to use sliders in landscape device orientation

Batch Processing in the Grid
Batch Apply Presets
Batch Paste of Adjustments
Batch Revert to Original
Batch Generate JPEGs for RAWs


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