Google+ became a rather unexpected hit among the photography community, and now supports RAW image files from over 70 different cameras.
Ronald Wotzlaw, computer scientist at Google, made the announcement on his Google+ profile.
In December 2012, the social network introduced support for full-size photo uploads via mobile, and in April 2013, enabled full-size photo uploads from the desktop.
When you upload a RAW image file to Google+, it has to be converted to JPEG which is a process that Ronald says has been “significantly improved.”
Here is the full list of cameras you can now share RAW files from:
- Canon EOS: 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 1Dx, 20D, 30D, 350D, 400D, 40D, 450D, 500D, 50D, 550D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 600D, 60D, 650D, 6D, 700D, 7D, M
- Canon Powershot: G12, G1X, S100
- Nikon: 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 J3, 1 S1, 1 V1, 1 V2, Coolpix A, D300, D300s, D3000, D3100, D3200, D4, D40, D40X, D5000, D5100, D5200, D600, D700, D7000, D7100, D800, D800E, D90
- Olympus: OM-D E-M5, PEN EP1, PEN EP2, PEN EP3, PEN EPL3, PEN EPL5
- Panasonic: LUMIX DMC GF1
- Sony: Alpha 700, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, RX1, RX100, SLT Alpha 55, SLT Alpha 77, SLT Alpha 99
It is worth mentioning that while you can now share RAW image files to Google+ from more cameras, photos larger than 2048 x 2048 pixels will count towards your 15GB of free storage.