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Apple Raw Compatibility Update v3.10 adds eight more cameras

By dpreview staff on Mar 15, 2012 at 00:44 GMT

Apple has added Raw support for eight additional cameras, including Nikon's D4, Canon's G1 X, Sony's NEX-7 and the Samsung NX200. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update v3.10 also brings Panasonic GX1 and FZ35/38 support to Aperture and iPhoto, taking the number of cameras covered to 260. The update requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Lion 10.7.1 or later.


Press Release:

About Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.10

This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Nikon D4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ35
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ38
  • Samsung NX200
  • Sony Alpha NEX-7
  • Sony NEX-VG20

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4757.

Comments

Total comments: 25
Kim Yee
By Kim Yee (Mar 21, 2012)

When's X-Pro 1 coming out?

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steve_hoge
By steve_hoge (Mar 20, 2012)

Hallelujah, finally we have RAW support for our FZ35/38's! The workflow for using these raw formats within Aperture was so cumbersome I finally gave up and went back to shooting JPEGs. Now I'm wishing I'd kept all those "unusable" .RW2 files in their original format...

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Greg Gebhardt
By Greg Gebhardt (Mar 18, 2012)

I wish all camera would do DNG and be done with this crap.

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Mar 16, 2012)

Not having a standard that is scalable. Makes it difficult to have happy users. have you counted how many RAW formats there are? WoW........

"WIKI" Different manufacturers use their own proprietary and typically undocumented formats, which are collectively known as raw format. Often they also change the format from one camera model to the next. Several major camera manufacturers, including Nikon, Canon and Sony, encrypt portions of the file in an attempt to prevent third-party tools from accessing them.

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sgoldswo
By sgoldswo (Mar 16, 2012)

Great stuff to finally see support for the NEX-7. I'm frustrated there is no RAW support for the X10 but you cannot have everything...

I'm wondering when X-Pro1 support will turn up.

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impression etiquettes
By impression etiquettes (Mar 16, 2012)

Is there any support for Foveon ?

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Tom Zimmer
By Tom Zimmer (Mar 16, 2012)

I talked to my brother (an Apple employee) about this, and he said Sigma would need to provide most of the support because the Foveon sensor uses proprietary raw processing that would be very hard for Apple to duplicate or improve on. I have several Sigma cameras, and I would love for this to happen, but it continues to be unlikely. How sad!

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Mar 16, 2012)

http://www.apple.com/aperture/specs/raw.html

"WIKI" Different manufacturers use their own proprietary and typically undocumented formats, which are collectively known as raw format. Often they also change the format from one camera model to the next. Several major camera manufacturers, including Nikon, Canon and Sony, encrypt portions of the file in an attempt to prevent third-party tools from accessing them.

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Mar 16, 2012)

Oh same/similar list on Lightroom http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.html

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GrahamDuthie
By GrahamDuthie (Mar 16, 2012)

Damn, my mac is an obsolete 10.5.8, so no updates for me. Should teach me for keeping a computer for more than three years.

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JakeB
By JakeB (Mar 16, 2012)

How much older than "three years" is your Mac, Graham?

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Jacques Cornell
By Jacques Cornell (Mar 16, 2012)

A 3-year-old Mac should be able to run Lion. My 4-year-old Macbook Pro does.

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Tom Zimmer
By Tom Zimmer (Mar 16, 2012)

My 5 year old (really old) iMac runs Lion (albeit slowly), so your Mac must be really, really old!

Comment edited 8 minutes after posting
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ksgant
By ksgant (Mar 19, 2012)

Hey may be a Windows user or coming from that world...where many never upgrade their OS to the latest version and just stick with what came on the computer itself.

Many I said...not "all". Though I'm sure there are those that do the same with Macs too.

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Michael Barkowski
By Michael Barkowski (Mar 19, 2012)

Upgrading the OS just to get support for a new camera isn't always a tasty proposition. I'm glad they are still updating 10.6.

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Johan Borg
By Johan Borg (Mar 16, 2012)

Still no support for Foveon or even linear DNG (?)

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Tom Zimmer
By Tom Zimmer (Mar 16, 2012)

See my post above on Foveon, but on DNG, I don't think Apple will support that because it is a proprietary format from Adobe. Apple doesn't seem to want to support such things, instead preferring to support the individual camera raw file formats themselves.

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Mar 16, 2012)

Support the individual camera raw file formats, is more stable. I imagine.

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steve_hoge
By steve_hoge (Mar 20, 2012)

In what sense does Apple/Aperture not support DNG? Adobe's DNG tool won't convert some camera raw formats but I've had no problem bringing DNG files into Aperture.

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MichaelK81
By MichaelK81 (Mar 16, 2012)

Great, I remember with the D3/D300 release, it took them a few months to release raw compatibility. Good to see they're ahead of the curve this time.

Comment edited 38 seconds after posting
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Strat13
By Strat13 (Mar 16, 2012)

No link to the download?

Link provided above does not mention OS X.6.8

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unlearny
By unlearny (Mar 16, 2012)

This only shows Lion Compatibility, not Snow Leopard.

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jnk
By jnk (Mar 16, 2012)

Try this link here - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1510
Both are supported.

Never could understand how DPR post their information at times - with that said - we should also do our due diligence.

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Mar 16, 2012)

Lions Awesome....

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steve_hoge
By steve_hoge (Mar 20, 2012)

"Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.10" appeared for me when I ran Software Update under 10.6.8.

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