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Apple adds Raw support for Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D and Sony SLT-A37

By dpreview staff on Jun 27, 2012 at 19:34 GMT

Apple has issued a Raw Compatibility Update that includes support for Canon's Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) and the Sony SLT-A37. The update provides support in iPhoto, Aperture and third-party software such as ACDSee Pro2 that uses the operating system's Raw decoding. Raw Compatibility Update v3.14 is available from the Apple website immediately.

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alex09
By alex09 (Jul 11, 2012)

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bricci_mn
By bricci_mn (Jul 3, 2012)

There seems to be a lot of people that don't understand that the problem is the almost complete will of the makers not to help Apple and other companies to decode their super-industrial-mega-secreted silicon sensors and the related data streams going out of them with the softwares that those computer companies make.

For peace sake, I still don't understand why ACDSee can decode so many RAWs, and also does Adobe ACR, while Aperture still has troubles... :(

There is too much "correctness" in Apple than in Adobe or other software houses? HOW can they read RAWs before others? ;)

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rollmansf
By rollmansf (Jun 30, 2012)

Uhh, the Adobe x-1Pro RAW converter is out already... Hello Apple: WTF?

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billybones1918
By billybones1918 (Jun 28, 2012)

Jobs would've torn them a new hole

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Jun 28, 2012)

Not necessarily. If memory serves, Apple has actually gotten faster at raw updates than back in the Jobs years.

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DutchieinLA
By DutchieinLA (Jun 27, 2012)

Still no Fuji X10 support? Come on Apple.
Please make your wishes known to Apple by using the Aperture feedback feature under the Aperture menu.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Jun 27, 2012)

I regularly do that requesting X-Pro 1 support.

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kwa_photo
By kwa_photo (Jun 28, 2012)

Argh! I agree. Still no X10??????

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Jun 27, 2012)

So the 650D - a chap plastic DSLR that is one among many - gets immediate support.
The excellent Fuji X-Pro 1 still does not, 6 months after launch? Come on, Apple - or do you WANT people to buy the clunky and slow LR instead of Aperture?!

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Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (Jun 27, 2012)

LR tanks a faster computer but its image processing is massively superior. if you dont like lightrom try using bridge with ACR

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Jun 27, 2012)

Canon's likely sold more 650D in the two weeks it's been out than the X-pro1 has has in 6 months. Popular cameras get the most support.

It might also have something to do with the Fuji color array that may require slightly different and more complicated RAW conversion.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Jun 27, 2012)

You can't get Bridge as a standalone product I don't think and I do not own (and am not prepared to pay NZ prices for!) PS.

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Jun 28, 2012)

The reason is that the Canon uses a rather conventional sensor, while the Fuji uses an unusual sensor that has taken a longer time for software companies to figure out, since like most camera companies Fuji will not help them decode their proprietary raw format.

Apple is not the only one that has taken a long time. It is not Apple's fault. Adobe did come out with one but I think some people have issues with it. All in all the Fuji format does not seem like an easy problem to solve.

Read the details here:
http://chromasoft.blogspot.com/2012/05/demosaicing-fuji-x-pro1-and-its-x-trans.html

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Jun 28, 2012)

"LR tanks a faster computer but its image processing is massively superior."

How do you figure? If anything Aperture does a better job. At least with Aperture zero values mean zero values. Compare the blotchy tones of a darkened blue sky in Lightroom with Aperture. The difference is obvious.

While it is not as bad as it used to be Adobe is obviously using noise reduction whether you like it or not.

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Bill from Nepean
By Bill from Nepean (Jul 1, 2012)

the difference between the cheap plastic 650D and the Fuji X-pro is that the cheap 650D works.

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skytripper
By skytripper (Jun 27, 2012)

Unless I've overlooked it, there is still no support for the Fuji X10. If true, WTF?!

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