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Apple updates Raw support. V3.13 adds Nikon D3200, Olympus E-M5 and others

By dpreview staff on May 23, 2012 at 19:05 GMT

Apple has issued Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.13, adding compatibility for six extra cameras, allowing their Raw files to be opened by software on the Mac, including Aperture and iPhoto. The latest update brings support for the Canon EOS-1D X, Nikon D800E, Nikon D3200, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 and Sony SLT-A57. The update means Apple is the first major software maker to support some of these models.

The update is supported by OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7 and later.


Total comments: 15
Heather Protz
By Heather Protz (May 30, 2012)

What is Apple not doing these days?

By gnewsch (May 29, 2012)

Apple offers support for the E-M5 before it is even readily available. That is good news for Apple. Or bad news for Olympus who seem to be waiting for the competition to catch up before ramping up production of their hottest product in years...

By bricci_mn (May 25, 2012)

I am still astonished by people who - after years of information about how RAW format is achieved! - ask Apple to hurry up issuing new updates of its own RAW format interpreter. These people are completely ignoring the fact that camera makers don't give almost anything about the format they use, or, better, are so seriously close-minded about giving "industrial" infos about that, thus making Apple (and other developers) unable to do what people ask for!
I am only sad that after several years, I cannot have my Panny FZ-18 RAWs clearly viewable in Aperture, but I do know that it is mostly a Panny issue, not Apple's!
Another kind of issue is why so frequently Adobe Camera RAW has the ability to do what Aperture cannot?
Is Adobe preferable as a "super partes" partner than Apple? Someone here who can explain that once for all?

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By PKblue (May 24, 2012)

Yes I am disappointed that they haven't got RAW support for Fuji X-10 yet. X-Pro 1 is newer, but I know it's more important to have RAW support.

They have it for X100, so why not X10? I know different sensors, but technology should be similar.


By Cheech (May 24, 2012)

Yeah well, what about Sigma? The SD1 is like medium format quality for (now) decent money. No one cares at apple though.

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By shutterdragon (May 24, 2012)

Fuji X-Pro1....?

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By Greg_Mac (May 23, 2012)

Fuji X10 not yet ?

By KubrickFR (May 24, 2012)

Fuji X10 RAW files are very specific to EXR sensors, I don't see Apple supporting this format in the near future.

Hugo Gold
By Hugo Gold (Jun 8, 2012)

also adobe has difficultes with the X10. it does not work with lightroom or photoshop well.

Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (May 23, 2012)

Reprehensible that Apple once again ignores the FujiFilm X-Pro 1.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (May 23, 2012)

Ignores or 'is trying to work out how to demosaic?'

Raw converters are set up to deal with Bayer colour-filter array cameras. Once you step away from that, it creates a lot more work. Expecting software makers to provide support as quickly as they usually do is not realistic.

By graybalanced (May 24, 2012)

Reprehensible that some people don't understand the issues before going into nerd rage.

>If you happen to live anywhere a lab where people develop software for decoding raw images hang out, you've probably been hearing a whole lot of swearing and cursing recently. You've probably also been hearing a lot of jokes with punchlines about "there's a reason why Fuji is a four letter word starting with f". Here's why...
...Finally, Fuji sprang the X-Pro1 on the market without providing pre-launch information (or indeed post-launch information!) to raw developers."

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By MPA1 (May 24, 2012)

Reprehensible in fact that Fuji et al do not release the relevant information to software makers months ahead of camera release (NDA if ned be).
Imagine a new Toyota no one could service because the parts were not available until 12 months after the car launch!
Equally reprehensible that there is no TIFF option in the XP1 so that at least you could shoot ultra large high quality files almost any software would open whilst people worked out RAW.

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David Loh
By David Loh (May 27, 2012)

Fujifilm forgot to send them a few 1st class tickets to Tokyo Disneyland.

By ecube (Jun 10, 2012)

Darn it! What happen to taking picture that tells a story? Looks like photography has moved to pixel fixing.

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