It will ease your editing workflow
Despite having the same camera setup as last year’s Pixel 6, the Google Pixel 7 and its Pro sibling bring a noticeable improvement in image quality. And if you want to get the most out of cameras, you can always shoot in RAW/DNG format for greater flexibility when editing. To simplify your editing workflow, Adobe has updated its suite of Lightroom and Camera RAW apps with support for the latest Pixel phones. So now you can directly import and edit RAW photos taken from the Pixel 7 or 7 Pro in Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic using the Camera Raw extension with full support for color profiles.
To be clear, importing and editing RAW photos from the Pixel 7 into Adobe Lightroom was already possible. With official support, you can access color profiles to aid your editing workflow (via 9to5Google). Lens correction profiles are not currently supported in Adobe Lightroom for any of the compatible phones.
Last year, Adobe took a bit of time to add RAW photo support to the Pixel 6. The phones launched in October 2021, but support wasn’t added until December, so than other devices like the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Z Fold 3. This year, the company added support for the latest Pixel phones within a month of their release. Surprisingly, Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera support is still lacking. You can always use Samsung’s Expert RAW app to get the most out of your photos.
Be sure to update to the latest Camera Raw extension (v15.0) as well as Lightroom 6.0 or Lightroom Classic 12.0 to get full RAW photo support from the Pixel 7. In addition to the latest Pixel phones, Adobe also supports RAW photo editing from some other high-end Android flagships, including the Galaxy S22 series, Xiaomi 12S Ultra, and Sony Xperia 5 IV. You can find a list of all compatible phones and cameras here.
If you don’t know how to capture RAW photos on your Pixel phone, you can follow our guide on how to capture and edit RAW photos on Android.