Apple ProRaw versus JPEG: does it live up to the hype?

Apple ProRaw versus JPEG: does it live up to the hype?
(Image credit: Moment)

Every single year, Apple seems to be pushing its phone cameras to produce better quality results – as is the case with the iPhone 12 Pro family, and the advent of ProRaw with the latest iOS update.

Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max benefit from the new ProRaw format, but what does it actually do – and does it actually make that much difference to your images, or is it just hype? 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!