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Apple releases Raw compatibility update

By dpreview staff on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:45 GMT

Apple has released a Digital Camera RAW compatibility update for Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. Update 3.9 extends raw support to eleven additional cameras including the Canon Powershot S100, Olympus PEN E-PL3 and E-PM1, and Sony Alpha NEX-5N, SLT-A65 and SLT-A77. The update is available for immediate download from Apple's website.

Click here for more information and to download Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.9

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Total comments: 11
bricci_mn
By bricci_mn (Nov 16, 2011)

Naaaah!
I finally switched to Apple in these last days, after using both Windows and OSX for years, but mainly having pictures managed under PC.
I just realised that I can't edit in Aperture 3.2.1 my FZ-18 RAW files!!!
Still in this very bat situation? After years and several models marketed with almost the same sensor/image processor???
Why hasn't my beloved Apple made an update yet for those best-selling bridge cameras like Panasonic FZ's? What a shame!
OK, Aperture isn't the "very best" app ever made, but I do like the way it works; I am satisfied with it. And also, simply having a quick preview or seeing - within OSX's Finder - a meaningful icon of my RAW files miniature would be a superior grade of customer satisfaction instead of the horrible Windows way of managing pics which are not common JPG's or TIF's...

Its is also incredibly upsetting to see that the Nikon new V1 and J1 are already made useable with their RAW outputs... :(

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Johan Borg
By Johan Borg (Nov 12, 2011)

Aperture is certainly not on the ball with linear DNG, this must be update 39 without it... (yes, it can be very useful, for example when Aperture doesn't support your non-Bayer camera natively either - which it never has)

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tttfoto
By tttfoto (Nov 12, 2011)

Wow!!! Aperture's on the ball, that was quick.......well done Apple.

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Adam43
By Adam43 (Nov 12, 2011)

i'm not going to use it to process raw, but it sure is nice being able to quicklook raw files in the finder now! ;)

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ksgant
By ksgant (Nov 11, 2011)

List of camera's in this update:

Canon PowerShot S100
Nikon 1 J1
Nikon 1 V1
Nikon COOLPIX P7100
Olympus PEN E-PL1s
Olympus PEN E-PL3
Olympus PEN E-PM1
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ150
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Sony Alpha SLT-A65
Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Wally626
By Wally626 (Nov 11, 2011)

Checked some high ISO shots Alpha 77. Noise really bad. In camera JPEG was sharper and had much less noise. Using Apple presets

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 7 minutes after posting
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DanCart
By DanCart (Nov 11, 2011)

I couldnt help but wonder is the high noise a result of Sony cramming in 24 million pixels on an APS-C sized sensor?

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cetus
By cetus (Nov 11, 2011)

finally, I can shoot raw with my NEX-5N on RAW!

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detefon
By detefon (Nov 11, 2011)

Hey, I own a 5N as well. Are u able to edit its AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X? Thanks!

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cetus
By cetus (Nov 11, 2011)

Hi there, I don't have FCpro but Aperture and iMovie (of course), and I was able to edit AVCHD files without problem at all.

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Nov 11, 2011)

thank you!

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Total comments: 11