Today Adobe announced an update to Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and iPad that adds the ability to capture and edit raw photos using Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) file format. Adobe says that “having a true end-to-end raw workflow, powered by DNG and Lightroom, on your iPhone and iPad makes it possible to create absolutely stunning photos that, until a few years ago, could only have been done with a traditional camera.”

You can see the capture interface here:

lightroom-2-5-dng-capture-screenshot

And a comparison of what the same photo looks like taken in DNG RAW vs JPEG:

JPEG compression is often good enough for photos that don’t need to be edited, but for those photos that need to be enhanced, the compression can get in the way. This image has obvious JPEG compression artifacts on the right side of the image.

JPEG compression is often good enough for photos that don’t need to be edited, but for those photos that need to be enhanced, the compression can get in the way. This image has obvious JPEG compression artifacts on the right side of the image.

In addition to supporting the DNG format, Lightroom for iOS 2.5 also adds support for the new wide gamut P3 color space found in the iPad Pro 9.7 as well the soon-to-be-released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This wide gamut color space provides 25% more color than the sRGB color space, ensuring that any edits you make in Lightroom accurately reflect any the colors in your photos.

Lightroom for mobile 2.5 is available now in the Apple app store. To capture in Adobe DNG, users will need a device running iOS 10 that has a 12MP sensor such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPad Pro 9.7. When available, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will also support capturing in DNG format.