Can’t I do what SMAWL does for free?

January 2023

No. At this time, Apple’s Photos apps (both iOS and macOS) don’t offer a way to convert a RAW photo to JPEG or HEIC.

We found one workaround: We sent a RAW or ProRAW photo to ourselves via Messages, automatically converting it to a JPEG. Then we saved the image back to our Photo Library. Then, finally, we went back to Messages and deleted the message with the original JPEG.

If we’ve missed something, please let us know!