RAW Power 4+
JPEG / RAW Editor & Manager
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* Supports Sony A7 R5, compressed Fujifilm, GoPro & more (macOS 11+)
* ProRAW (macOS 11.1+)
* Finder or Photo Library (10.15+)
* 10.14 or later
RAW Power® has the best Finder, Photos and iCloud integration of any non-Apple photo app, plus advanced RAW editing, ratings and more.
RAW Power is three tools in one:
1) A fast, non-destructive image editor app. No need to import - RAW Power can quickly browse any folder on your disk.
2) An Apple Photos library app. It is also compatible with iCloud Photos, so any Photos library changes you make sync to your other Macs and iOS devices.
3) A Photos editing extension.
Any way you use it, you get the same impressive editing features. With either app mode, you can rate, flag, and filter too.
RAW Power is great with JPEGs, with powerful adjustments absent from Apple's Photos (such as LUTs, Depth Effect and Chromatic Aberration)
If you loved Aperture's advanced RAW processing, you'll feel at home with RAW Power. Adjustments like Boost, previously only available in Aperture, help you improve your images in ways that simply can't be done in any other application.
App interface video: https://youtu.be/ME229JqbM48
Extension interface video: https://youtu.be/wtxn8IA8Hds
— ADVANCED RAW: Unlock the power of Apple's RAW engine (previously only in Aperture). Unique adjustments improve photos in ways impossible in any other app.
— ORGANIZE: RAW Power can organize and manage your Photos Library (requires Catalina). Fully compatible with iCloud Photo Library, so library changes are synced.
— FINDER SUPPORT: RAW Power is a fast, standalone image editor with the same excellent non-destructive, RAW processing.
— RATE & FILTER: Filter by file type, rating, flag, and edit state. Ratings and flags sync over iCloud Photos!
— EDIT CROSS-PLATFORM: Start on one device and continue on another using RAW Power 3 for iOS (separate purchase). RAW Power is also a Photos editing extension with all the same adjustments.
— BATCH PROCESSING: Apply presets, paste adjustments, and export images. Apply Auto Enhance or Auto White Balance to many images at once.
ORGANIZATION AND DISPLAY
— Zoom up to 800% for extremely precise adjustments.
— Create Photo library albums, delete images, and arrange images in albums.
— View metadata such as file name, shot information, flash status, and location with map.
— Browse folders on your disk or albums in your library, pick favorite folders
— Multiple Windows / Tabs to view different parts of your disk or library at once
— Open and edit multiple files at once
— Thumbnail Grid with badges for edit state, file type, rating, and flags
— Filter by file type, edit state, rating, and flags
— Export with control over size, format, profile & name
— Apply Presets, Paste Adjustments, Export and more in the background
— Compatible with hundreds of cameras, including iPhone RAW and most DNGs. (Support for Compressed Fuji RAW and GoPro requires macOS 11. https://www.gentlemencoders.com/extended-raw/index.html).
— Unparalleled highlight recovery. Real-time control of Apple's RAW, including Noise Reduction, Black Point, Gamut Mapping and more
— Auto Enhance, Auto White Balance, Auto Levels and Curves
— Histogram with Clipping Indicators and Hot Pixels Overlay
— LUTs (Look up tables) with built-in looks and film simulations. Add your own!
— Crop and Straighten, Rotate and Flip, White Balance with sampler and auto
— Highlights, Shadows, Vibrancy, Local Contrast and incredible Lighten and Darken sliders
— Split Toning
— Curves and Levels. Curves has Linear and Lab modes, and samplers
— Depth Effect to enhance photos shot with the dual camera system
— Chromatic Aberration correction, Perspective, Black & White, Vignette with adjustable center point
— Metal-based imaging engine. High-precision, deep color imaging.
— Fully non-destructive editing, with all changes stored in sidecars
— All sliders are real-time and GPU accelerated
— Customizable Presets and Copy / Paste of adjustments
Trial version available for download at gentlemencoders.com
• Add support for Sony A7 R5
• Work around Ventura bug which causes a crash when using the eyedropper in Photos Extension
• Work around different Ventura bug with Auto Enhance causing temporarily corrupted image.
• Add localized help text for unsupported images
Ratings and Reviews
Best and Easiest to Use
Raw Power is the best and easiest use photo editor I have tried, and I have tired them all, from Aperture to Light Room to multiple others none of them are as good and as easy to use as Raw Power.
I use Photo Mechanic to store all my images, Raw Power can view and edit the images stored in Photo Mechanic quickly and easily. In addition exporting the images from Raw Power is simple and very fast.
In future versions I would love to see Raw Power remember choices on the edit menu such as the unconstrained function in the crop menu. Also if it could remembr all the choices in the export menu especially what folder images are being exported to after editing multiple folders from different days in Photo Mechanic.
Very useful program with a glaring omission
I use ACR and Photoshop CS6 for RAW conversion and Bridge as my cataloging program. I will never buy into Adobe’s subscription program. I bought this program as insurance against not being able to run CS6 in a future Mac OS version and on the basis of reviews here and elsewhere. I cannot honestly tell if its any “better or worse” than ACR/PS in terms of the quality of processed RAWs which are all from my D800E and are very clean to begin with. I’ll continue to try its capabilities, but I’m not quite comfortable in it yet.
I believe the program has one glaring omission - It allows the user to adjust the background behind the image from default black all the way to white, but the background of the controls area is all black and can’t be changed. I HATE to work on a black screen. It’s childish and appeals to people who have no experience in graphic design. PLEASE include the option of varying that background! If the window size of the program is less than full screen, all the controls cannot be seen. There is no way to scroll the area to reveal controls toward the bottom. The entire window must be enlarged to see them! Not good. Additionally, the boxes and slider controls in that area are very “un-Mac like” and are inelegant and crude looking.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. Version 2.0 (a free upgrade) has a large number of improvements. In addition there are some UI changes. The edit panel is no longer black (it matches colors used in macOS Mojave), and the scroll bars appear in a more standard fashion.
Best Aperture RAW editor replacement I have found
I have kept using Aperture, my favorite RAW converter app, for years after Apple killed it because I could not find anything else I liked. While RAW Power does not have Aperture's DAM, it comes close with the editing features it had and in some ways it is better. Very simple and easy to use.
One of my favorite things is it has most of the same keyboard shortcuts I used in Aperture which makes me feel right at home. Being able to copy my adjustments from one photo to multiple others really saves me time. I also like that I can customize my own presets that can be applied to my incoming photos.
I orginally was going to use it as a plug-in with Photos but I am now using it as a stand alone app because of it's new browsing feature.
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