Panasonic G9 raws not working with Apple Photos

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A Jay New Member • Posts: 22
Panasonic G9 raws not working with Apple Photos

Until very recently I was shooting with a G85 and had no known issues with processing raw images via Apple Photos on a Mac. However raws coming from my G9 are effectively unusable. My observation is raw photos taken via electric shutter are DOA and raws taken via mechanical shutter become usable very quickly. If I attempt to switch between JPEG and Raw masters, Photos just hangs. I did some testing in Lightroom (trial) and had no issues using the G9 raws.

Computer is a 2019 15 inch MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.2

I have found a workable solution. If I convert my raw files to DNG before import into Photos, everything works as expected. There appears to be no downside other than needing to take the step of converting the files to DNG.

I'm curious if anyone has experienced this issue, or perhaps you are aware of a fix?


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