[App] Shooting Raw With Your iPhone: 645PRO App
The 645 PRO app is designed with photographers in mind. With cell phones being used more and more for taking pictures, it’s no wonder that this app is coming out for the iPhone. Aside from shooting raw, it has plenty of features that will grab your interest.
Although it is not out yet, it will be available in the App store soon without a date set just yet. The video depicts some of the beneficial features this app has. Below, is a full list of the specifications.
The most important feature that grabbed me right away was being able to shoot raw. There is one downside to it, it’s not ‘true raw’.
As seen in the article here:
“Some are a lot more “cooked” than others, with top-end DSLRs (typically) having much “rawer” data (and therefore more options to manipulate that data) than compact or point-and-shoot cameras. Some of these smaller cameras do a substantial amount of in-camera processing before adding the really-not-quite-as-RAW-as-you-might-have-hoped data to the RAW file.
However, these files are still useful, even if one of their core purposes (applying all adjustments after the fact) no longer has real relevance. That’s because they RAW data they contain – even with adjustments applied – has had no JPEG compression applied nor any substantial manipulation of colors, brightness, contrast and so on. That makes it a much “cleaner” starting-point for any work you want to do with your image editing software.
And that’s the kind of RAW data that 645 PRO supplies. Its nothing like as “uncooked” as the image data in a top-end RAW file. But it has never been through a JPEG compression stage, and goes through no in-app processing at all. It consists of the straight pixel data and that’s all. It’s then wrapped up as a TIFF image (with non-lossy compression) and saved.”
So although it’s not ‘true raw’, it’s closer to obtaining tiff files, which have a wider range of data present than the standard JPGs we get now.
Let’s hope that this is just the start to what we could be seeing in the future with ‘cell phone photography’.
645 PRO Specifications
|Aperture-priority Program AE|
f/2.4 on iPhone 4S
f/2.8 on iPhone 4
|Auto. Standard Mode: 1/15 sec to <1/1000 sec|
Night Mode: 1 sec to <1/1000 sec
|Auto, lockable, manual POI support|
|Auto, lockable, center-weighted|
|Spot or multi-zone, selectable|
64-800 on iPhone 4S
80-1000 on iPhone 4
Shutter release button
1. temporary AE/AF lock
2. shutter release
4.3mm on iPhone 4S
3.85mm on iPhone 4
|Manual control (on/off)|
|Adjustable, 1-99 sec|
|Live Preview (shows Film Modes) or standard|
|Cross-hairs, architectural grid, Rule of Thirds grid|
|Yes, in spot metering area-of-interest|
|3 B&W, 4 Color—true “film look”|
(RAW output bypasses processing)
|5 swappable backs, from 6×6 (1:1) to 6×17 (2.83:1)|
|2 swappable bodies: Classic & Rosso|
|High-quality JPEG (±1.0 MB)|
Lossless JPEG (4.5–11.5 MB)
option to save dRAW data* (5-8 MB TIFF w/lossless LZW compression)
JPEG saved to Camera Roll
TIFF saved to app directory (for iTunes File Sharing)
|Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail|
|32-page PDF (in-camera PDF reader)|
|5.0 or above|