iPhone 14 Pro: How to Take 48-Megapixel ProRaw Photos

iPhone 14 Pro: How to Take 48-Megapixel ProRaw Photos

The enhanced rear camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro models can capture 48-megapixel images, but only in ProRAW mode. What ProRAW is and how to activate it are covered in this post.

The Main lens's 48 megapixel boost is Apple's largest camera improvement for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions.

However, this only works when capturing ProRAW photos at 48 megapixels, according to Apple, who also claims that the new sensor has a "new machine learning model [that] offers sharper images and reduced noise for incredible detail." If not, the camera defaults to 12-megapixel resolution, which is comparable to iPhone 13 models.

There is a valid explanation for this. ProRAW is a 10-bit file that employs Linear DNG to preserve more data and dynamic range, giving you greater freedom to alter exposure and white balance.

These files require a lot of storage as a ProRAW image has a resolution of 8,064 by 6,048 pixels. They may be as large as 75MB, which is three times the size of a typical 12-megapixel photograph.


You probably won't want to always shoot at this quality unless you have the biggest capacity iPhone 14 Pro model, which has a 1TB storage capacity. But here's how to enable the capability for those times when you really want to benefit from ProRAW levels of detail.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌
  2. Scroll down and tap through to Camera.
  3. Tap Formats.
  4. Under "Photo Capture," switch on the toggle next to Apple ProRAW.
  5. Make sure the ProRAW Resolution setting that appears is set to 48MP.

You may now point and shoot after tapping the ProRAW symbol in the top-right of the Camera app's interface so that it is no longer crossed out. Note that images stored in Night mode, with the flash, and with macros are always 12 megapixels.


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