VSCO, the startup behind an eponymous mobile app for making, editing, and sharing photos, announced the availability of RAW support in its iOS app. Apple revealed RAW editing support in iOS 10, and now VSCO taking advantage of it.

VSCO announced that its iOS app will support full RAW capturing, editing, and importing. The company’s blog post said that RAW offers ‘greater creative control’ over an image, and users will be able to adjust color balance and recover any lost highlight details in the process. RAW image capture is not supported on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the users of those devices will be able to import and edit RAW images.


Furthermore, New update brings a new feature called Film X. This capability enables users gain greater control of the expression of the images. The feature brings two new controls called Character and Warmth that ‘allow you to interact with parts of the film model to create a wide range of beautiful looks.’ Film X is available through VSCO’s membership offering VSCO X.

‘With RAW, you’re able to recover lost highlight detail, and freely adjust color balance, as well as bring out the full potential of RAW images from both your iPhone and DSLR camera,’ VSCO said. (In order to save RAW photos in .DNG format for further editing, you will need to go the Preferences section in the app’s Settings and turn on ‘Auto-save captured photos to camera roll.’)

VSCO users who subscribe to the new premium VSCO X offering can apply special Film X presets to photos they shoot in RAW.

You’ll need an iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus to take advantage, but that is all. The latest version of VSCO with full RAW support is available now on the App Store.