Mac/iOS raw (.orf) support with new Olympus cameras

Started Nov 23, 2019 | Discussions thread
Dan Dare Forum Member • Posts: 83
Re: Mac/iOS raw (.orf) support with new Olympus cameras

I've escalated this to Olympus as well as Apple, still waiting for a reply from both. In the meantime I've purchased Affinity Photo which works really well as an editing extension to Apple Photos and for £23.99 it is good value.

I can import the ORF file into Apple Photos and all I see is a blank thumbnail. but selecting Edit and dismissing the warning that there is no image detail to edit I select the extensions tab and choose Edit in Affinity Photo and from then onwards I have a viewable image which I edit in Affinity Pro and then save back to Apple Photos.

By also importing the JPGs from the camera I can choose which images to discard and the just edit the ORFs of the images I want to keep.

It's bit of a faff but it works and will do as a temporary solution until Apple provides  compatibility.

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