LUMA:RAW - Manual Camera 4+

RAW Manual Controls

Rafal Kopiec

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.2 • 237 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Say NO to subscriptions - this app is free to use. To support LUMA and export higher quality edited photos (RAW and small export is free), consider the one-time purchase.

Presenting LUMA.

The most accurate manual camera experience, built from the ground up on the latest technologies for your device.
Great for single handed use. Alternatively, use it like a pro DSLR - support your device with your left hand with your fingers around the lenses, whilst operating the controls with your right hand.

Slow down.

Slow down with complete manual-SLR-styled camera controls, with a modern twist. Swipe up on the camera preview to reveal a manual-focus slider.

..Or, speed up.

Enjoying blistering fast performance in capturing frame after frame in RAW without missing a beat.

Picture-perfect, every time.

Take the time to learn how to quickly adapt to available light with manual settings, and whilst holding the shutter, ensure everything you need is in focus. Release the shutter only when ready. This two-step touchscreen shutter implementation minimises camera shake, especially when using slower shutter speeds without a tripod.

As RAW as can be.

LUMA prides itself in performing as little post-processing when capturing the photo as possible, in order to give you the most editing latitude later on. Fun fact - when shooting in ProRAW or regular in the default camera, the image is always sharpened, and on some devices this may lead to results you may not be happy with - and might not have the ability or time to reverse that. The default photo output in LUMA has been adapted by disabling auto-sharpening and flattening out the image, so you get the full bit-depth from your camera at your editing disposal.


If you've made some edits you really love, you can save them as a preset to apply on other photos. As edits are non-destructive, why not select a preset whilst in the camera? Infuse all of your photographs with your personal style - and if it doesn't match, you can always edit it later.

Completely private.

LUMA does not collect any data - the entire app is offline. Say no to tracking.

Say "no" to subscriptions too - exporting photos from LUMA in RAW formats is free. Exporting edited photos in up to 2K resolution is also free - it's the perfect size to use when uploading to social media. If you would really like to support LUMA and want to export your edited photos at maximum resolution, it'll be my pleasure to ask you for a one-time purchase. It takes a lot of coffee to work on my personal apps.

From one photography lover to another,
Keep on shootin'.


What’s New

Version 1.1

- Custom presets
- Manual focus slider
- Flash
- Refined UI, with portrait + landscape camera
- A new home for your photos

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

Tech Ryan ,

Kind of cool.

Great that it is offline, has good exposure controls. Focus controls are non existent. If you turn off autofocus it just locks the focus at the current focal length. Great indicators. Great pro raw and raw formatting for post production! Probably would get 5 stars if 1) some focal control was added 2) app stops asking me all the time to rate it 😂.

Developer Response ,

v1.1 is out now! Let me know what you think of it.

Old reply: Super sorry about the ratings, it doesn’t happen all the time (on most devices I’ve tested it only shows up once). I’m a solo developer so appreciate the support - this upcoming one is going to be big 😊 Revising the UI to make it even faster to use, whilst including the focus slider from the original LUMA app. I have a question - how often do you shoot RAW vs ProRAW? I have an inkling to keep this app being simpler and shoot RAW only. It would be great if you could let me know, either via this review or instagram

Umande83 ,


Needing of using a tool that allows me to deliver the best of my creativity is always welcome. Unfortunately, this app disappoints me.
* The shutter button does not trigger,
* Can't switch from the main camera to a different focal or to the front camera while we have a button
* Autofocus remains locked
* Entering the Info, can't return back to the main window or close it, the X button doesn't work

The only positive thing is the interface/Ui

What I can say is that the app is not ready yet.
I'm using iphone 13 PM

Developer Response ,

Hello Umande, it would be great if you could provide more information regarding your problems, perhaps over email or instagram? This app has over 50,000 downloads worldwide, and I have extensively tested in on 6 different devices, including the 13 Pro Max. I myself have taken over 3,000 photos at various focal lengths using this application, so I do know it works. PS. the lens switcher button only switches between rear lenses - the front camera is never used in this app, as this is not a camera app for selfies.

Feel free to message me on Instagram or email


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