Adobe introduced Camera Raw to the iPad version of Photoshop and demonstrated how it works in a hands-on video. Ryan Dumlao, Senior Product Manager for Photoshop on iPad, showed how to use Camera Raw to edit RAW and DNG photos imported directly from the camera (Fujifilm in this case) or ProRAW files imported from iPhone 12 Pro and 13 Pro.
Camera Raw is a long-established plug-in that allows advanced RAW image editing in Photoshop, and it is also the technical basis of the Lightroom processing engine. Dumlao’s video shows how to edit various settings and exposure parameters in Photoshop, including importing RAW files as smart objects for non-destructive editing, which can be transferred to the desktop version. In his demo, Dumlao uses Photoshop features to perform tasks such as removing individual branches and adjusting the color of specific ropes in the photo.
Although many photographers use Lightroom as their primary editing tool, adding Camera Raw to Photoshop for iPad will greatly expand the photo editing capabilities of iPad users who use Photoshop as an important part of their workflow. Adobe hasn’t announced exactly when the feature will be released, except that it is “coming soon.”