NOTE: Supports all devices running iOS 11, EXCEPT the following: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad mini 2 and 3, iPad Air 1, and, iPod Touch.


— Make your best shots even better with RAW Power™. RAW Power unlocks the power of Apple's RAW engine with simple, easy-to-use controls. More than just an image editor, RAW Power is a full photo application that lets you organize and manage your iOS Photo Library. If you use iCloud Photo Library, all changes are also synced to iCloud, where every image you take and every change you make is instantly available to every app on your iPhone or iPad

— RAW Power brings to iOS the impressive RAW decoding and editing that was formerly only available in Apple’s Aperture professional photo application. Using adjustments like Boost, you can improve your images in ways that simply can't be done in any other application.

— You can use it for more than RAWs -- it's great with JPEGs too, with White Balance, Curves, Sharpen, and other tools missing from the built-in Photos app. RAW Power also includes an innovative new Depth Effect for photos shot on iPhones with a dual camera system. Further, you can start editing on iOS and continue on the Mac (or vice-versa) using the RAW Power extension for the macOS (for JPEG originals only).

— RAW Power is free to download. For more advanced editing needs, a single in-app purchase unlocks the "Advanced Adjustment Pack" which includes White Balance, Curves, and Depth Effect.



— View and adjust RAW images on iOS 11 using Apple’s RAW decoder. Zoom up to 800% for extremely precise adjustments.

— Organize your library: create and rename albums, delete images from albums and the library, and move images into albums via drag and drop

— Display photo metadata including file name, exposure information, flash status, and location.


— Fully non-destructive editing, with all changes synced to the iOS Photo Library and iCloud (if you use iCloud Photo Library)

— Edit on one device and continue on another, without loss of quality.

— Control over Apple's Boost filter to achieve unparalleled highlight recovery

— Real-time control of Apple's RAW engine, including Noise Reduction, Black Point, RAW Sharpen, Gamut Mapping and more

— Histogram with Clipping Indicators and Hot Pixels Overlay

— Copy / Paste of adjustments

— Recovery slider for targeted control over highlights

— Crop and Straighten, Rotate and Flip

— Luminance-oriented Sharpen

— Highlights, Shadows, Vibrancy and more

— All sliders are real-time and GPU accelerated

— High-precision, deep color imaging engine


— Advanced Curves adjustment with Auto Curves, Linear and Lab modes, and samplers

— Depth Adjustment for improving photos shot with the iPhone dual camera system

— White Balance adjustment with sampler


— Compatible with hundreds of cameras, including iPhone RAW images. (list at:

— Supports DNGs (some DJI drones and a few other cameras excluded).

— Great with JPEGs and PNGs, too!

— Video Tutorials on YouTube (on the Gentlemen Coders channel)


RAW Power is also available on the Mac App Store as a Photos Extension and standalone app. 4.5 stars worldwide!


Gentlemen Coders develops software for professional and enthusiast photographers. The company offers unparalleled integration with Apple’s built-in services on macOS and iOS, maximizing customers’ investment in Apple devices and services. Gentlemen Coders’ products consistently deliver high-quality image processing, innovative workflows, intuitive organizational tools and high performance. Gentlemen Coders was founded by a former Senior Director of Engineering at Apple. For more information, visit

What's New

Version 1.0.2

You can now try the advanced adjustments without purchasing them.
When adding points to Curves using the target point sampler, a point is now only added to the current curve.
Other bugs fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Adjust tools on the left on landscape iPad? Whose idea was this?


EDIT: I complain below about the Adjust tools being on the left, but I did not realize they can be moved to the right if you move the Info panel first (!). This is terrific, even though it's not completely intuitive (it doesn't seem you can move the Adjust panel). This app works great for me now. Thanks guys!

Original critique follows, for posterity.

I'm an iCloud Photo Library user, and I really like how this app seamlessly integrates with it. I also shoot Pentax and Olympus RAWs, edit on 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, and with this app I don't have to think about importing and exporting like I do with the competitors' apps. I want to use this app simply for how friction-free that experience is. But in landscape mode the Adjust tools are on the left. WHY??? Roughly 90% of the population is right handed. Putting the Adjust tools on the left means 90% of the population has to reach to the other side of the screen, blocking the content they're trying to manipulate. Plus, it's uncomfortable, even when using a Pencil. Bad design decision, guys. Did the devs try this use case? Is the CEO left-handed?

Devs, please move the Adjust tools to the right side, or at least make it a user preference setting. If the tools were on the right, I'd pay to unlock. As it is now, editing with this UI is cumbersome. Thank you.

Developer Response

Hi, Thank you for your email. The Inspector (which holds the adjustment tools in landscape) can be moved to the right side. Drag the inspector from one of titles (for example, "Adjust") and move it to the right of the screen. You make a good point about the default location, so we will make the default be on the right as well in the next release. I hope that helps.

Lot of potential. Good start.


This app has a lot of potential. I am a former Aperture user and really appreciate the control it provides. I recognize it is an early version.

1. When I save, the only choice it gives is to save over the original. I am a travel photographer and often like to create different versions of some shots. Very frustrating when there is no “save as” option. That is essential for me.

2. Will you consider the Addition of a perspective tool? Another tool I find essential as a travel, historic and landscape photographer.

An excellent start, but not yet complete enough for my needs. Oh and thanks for allowing the trial (but not save) use of the buyup options. That is a nice touch.

Good to support cloud services but don’t get carried away with that. Much of the world still does not have reliable internet and cloud services and sync are not options. I have internet where I live but it is heavily “data capped” preventing any regular use of cloud services. (If I turn on either Apple or Adobe cloud services, my entire monthly data allowance will be consumed in a week or less). Remember that your market is global and not restricted to a few “1rst world countries”.

I like what I see in RAW Power, but not there yet for my needs. I will be following your progress.

Thanks for creating this app. I’ll be following it in hopes it will evolve to my needs.

I still miss Aperture. Nice to see the core tools are back.

Great potential but needs UI improvement

Mark Paterson

I love the idea behind the app, I wish it well. I even purchased the $4.99 upgrade… but… I have a few issues with it that I hope for their sake they can fix before something better comes along and steals their thunder.

The UI is clunky and needs work. You can tell it was designed by an engineer ;) I find myself constantly battling against it.

For example: it’s impossible to see the entire Curves graph and RGB channels at once. Crazy.

There’s also no feedback on the bottom icons to indicate which mode you’re in. They just all stay white all the time.

And that Gill Sans like font is pretty ugly. I thought this was designed by a former Apple guy. Why not just use the standard Apple UI toolkit? Or at least follow their guidelines closer. No need to reinvent the wheel just to be different. Especially if it gets in the way of the experience.

Also, from a functional perspective, an ‘Auto’ command, like Lightroom or Apple Photos would be a great thing to have. Even if the command is not perfect, it’s usually a good starting point.

I mean no disrespect. I want this app to succeed and be a nice place to hang out and edit pics, but at the minute it’s a little ugly and rough around the edges.

Despite all this, I have been happy enough with the editing results, so I think a few cosmetic changes to the UI could work wonders.

Developer Response

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback. I’ll be working on user interface improvements in version 1.1, and am interested in hearing from customers on areas they would most like improved. If you would like to provide additional feedback (since you used “for example”), please email I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your thoughts over email. By the way, Curves shows the full control set in landscape screen orientation. In portrait screen orientation, it does not, to avoid making the picture too small. That said, there are alternatives to this approach.


Gentlemen Coders, LLC
5.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Advanced Adjustments Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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