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RAW Power for Mac

Unlock the power of Apple's raw photo engine.

$39.99
In English
Version 3.4
3.3
Based on 5 user rates

RAW Power overview

RAW Power unlocks the power of Apple's RAW engine with simple, easy-to-use controls. Use it as an editing extension inside Apple Photos, or as a standalone, non-destructive RAW photo editor. If you loved Aperture's advanced RAW processing adjustments, you'll feel right at home with RAW Power. Using adjustments like Boost, previously only available in Aperture, you can improve your images in ways that simply can't be done in any other application. RAW Power takes advantage of RAW processing improvements in macOS Sierra.

Features
  • Extends Apple's Photos app for macOS Sierra
  • Control over Apple's Boost filter to achieve unparalleled highlight recovery
  • Real-time control of all of Apple's RAW engine, including noise reduction, and black point, RAW sharpen, and more
  • Hot-pixels overlay with clipping indicators
  • Advanced curves adjustment with auto curves, linear, and Lab modes
  • Recovery slider for targeted control over highlights
  • White-balance sampling
  • Luminance-oriented sharpen
  • All sliders are real-time and GPU accelerated
  • Highlights, shadows, vibrancy, and more
  • Support for hundreds of RAW cameras
  • Images are displayed the same way as in Photos, Aperture, or iPhoto
  • Also works with JPEGs, TIFFs, and other image formats

What’s new in version 3.4

Version 3.4:
  • (macOS 11+) Support GoPro Hero10 Black, Olympus TG-6, and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs.
  • Shadow slider now can be moved negatively to darken the shadow areas.
  • Sharpen slider now can be moved negatively to decrease sharpness.
  • Add option for LZW Compression for TIFFs.
  • Fix crash on Mojave with Purple Fringe.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

RAW Power for Mac

$39.99
In English
Version 3.4
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3.3

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zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 8 2021
3.4
0.0
Dec 8 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4
according to a comment from 2017, this priced $10. Now $40. The magical word "raw-power" means nothing. Been on Developer's website. GraphicConverter does everything and much more that RP.
Andy-Hewitt
Andy-Hewitt
Feb 28 2021
3.2.3
5.0
Feb 28 2021
5.0
Version: 3.2.3
I'm using Raw Power on both macOS (Catalina on an old 27" iMac 2013, but it's very stable), and iPadOS (iPad Pro 2020 12.9). Having migrated to Photos from Lightroom after going over to using an iPad Pro, Raw Power has become my Goto editing app. It integrates superbly with Photos, and keeps all its non-destructive edits within the Photos ecosystem, so it synchronises with any device you have RP installed on, and can carry out editing on any of them. It is fairly basic, but initially that's all I need, get a starting point, easily and seamlessly with my Photos library. It does that better than any other app out there. It also adds a few improvements to Photos library management too, such as star ratings, and can also be used to manage folders and albums, so you might not need to open Photos itself very often. It's actively developed with new and improved updates coming all the time, and the developer is very responsive to suggestions and bug reports. Of course there are other options (in reply to previous reviewer), but RPP hasn't seen a full release since 2014, although there's a few discussions on Google Groups, it's unclear what its future support is like. Most other options can break the non-destructive workflow, use very large external sidecar files, or are considerably more costly. Affinity, as an example creates a 250MB file from a 25MB NEF file. Of course we all have different needs and preferences for our photo editing and management. Overall though, Raw Power is an excellent app for basic editing and management of your Photos collection.
Macfoto
Macfoto
Jan 19 2021
3.2.1
2.0
Jan 19 2021
2.0
Version: 3.2.1
=== the good: nice-looking GUI, good workflow, good-enough-perfomance, ApplePhotos Extension - - - - === the bad: many crashes (Apple M1 & BigSur) - - - === the ugly: poor results (not really good as Apple Photos - crazy, because it's the same raw engine!), destroy highlights and shadows (!) - - - === download Iridient Developer ($99) or Raw Photo Processor ($25 Shareware) and you will delete RAW Power - immediately!
Whobe
Whobe
Feb 4 2017
1.0.1
4.5
Feb 4 2017
4.5
Version: 1.0.1
Instantly a part of my workflow. Intuitive to use and very handy that it works independently as well as in Photos as a plug-in. Will be interested to see what an update brings to the table.
Andrewrodney
Andrewrodney
Jan 11 2017
1.0.1
4.0
Jan 11 2017
4.0
Version: 1.0.1
For $9.99, you can't really lose out on a product that brings back some of the raw editing functionality of Aperture (among others), supports DNG and is both fast an intuitive. I had a few questions for the developer about color spaces and got a reply within an hour of sending an email. So that's a very good sign!
Macfoto
Macfoto
Jan 19 2021
2.0
Jan 19 2021
2.0
Version: null
Calculus
Calculus
Feb 11 2017
1.0
Feb 11 2017
1.0
Version: null
Whobe
Whobe
Feb 4 2017
4.5
Feb 4 2017
4.5
Version: null
Andrewrodney
Andrewrodney
Jan 11 2017
4.0
Jan 11 2017
4.0
Version: null
Andy-Hewitt
Andy-Hewitt
Jan 11 2030
3.2.3
5.0
Jan 11 2030
5.0
Version: 3.2.3