Don’t get me wrong. I really value the processing headroom of RAW files, whether they’ve been shot on a phone or a full frame camera, but I’m starting to think the iPhone might be a special case.
The HEIF format (High Efficiency Image Format) is an alternative to the JPEG image format being pushed strongly by Apple in iPhones but starting to be adopted by camera makers like Canon and others. Its advantages are smaller file sizes and the ability to store 10-bit images, not just 8-bit.
Can you really take proper pictures with a smartphone?
Well, I actually think you can. I like taking pictures with my iPhone. It’s partly a practical thing, as it’s the camera I always have with me. More than that, though, it makes me see things differently. I see compositions, shapes, light and shadow in a way that I might not when looking through a […]