View Full Version : Apple releases 10.5.2& Aperture 2

02-11-2008, 03:27 PM
Unfortunately no support for E3 raw files yet. I'm getting more frustrated by the day.

02-11-2008, 08:30 PM
Sorry to hear that, it does suck. As a long-time (1987?) Apple user who has only once owned a PC -- it was free -- I hate to say this, but Lightroom. This is exactly why I didn't buy Aperture.

02-11-2008, 09:47 PM
I've been moving towards LightRoom. So far I do like some of the features that are lacking in Aperture, such as the option to keep duplicates from importing. (Bad habit of not always formating my cards immediately after a download.)

It appears that now the thumbnails do show up prior to loading raw files into Aperture and also iPhoto. But as I attempt to import it gives me the unrecognized file error again. Oh well, a mute point I guess, at least for me.

02-12-2008, 12:41 AM
supposedly there'll be a pro application and raw support update a bit later on. although I have no clue how valid this claim is.

02-12-2008, 01:59 AM
Release notes about the update here -

As of now E-3 files are not supported -
You can always convert to DNG first before importing them, and they will work, that way.

02-12-2008, 06:48 AM
And Apple releases Aperture 2.
Over 100 new features in Aperture 2, including:

* Image adjustment controls such as Highlight Recovery, Definition, Vibrancy, and Vignette
* Retouch tool with soft-edged brush to remove unwanted elements from photos.
* Next-generation RAW image processing for highest-quality images
* Quick Preview mode for rapid-fire photo browsing
* Simplified user interface that maximizes screen space and provides direct access to your iPhoto library from within Aperture
* Integration with .Mac Web Gallery to instantly publish your photos, allowing visitors to view and download images.

see their online store, there's nothing updated on the aperture site yet.

02-12-2008, 10:03 AM
I worked for Apple for 13 years. I have used Apple computers for all my work since 1985, both business and personal. I do consulting for businesses and individuals using Mac OS X, too.

Aperture suits Apple's product goals, but it doesn't suit my needs. I have issues with its design and UI, it's target usability, etc.

I've used Lightroom since its first beta release. It does the job I was looking for better than anything else I've tried.

Don't be frustrated. Find the tools that do the job you need/want and use them. The photography is more important than the tools. :-)


02-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Aperture 2.0
100 + new features.
But still no E-3 support. - but you can convert to DNG and they will work.

02-12-2008, 12:13 PM
Aperture 2.0
100 + new features.
But still no E-3 support.

FYI: E-3 RAW processing support is not technically a part of Aperture. All RAW processing supplied by Apple on Mac OS X is incorporated as a part of the operating system image-processing frameworks (libraries), that's why it can be shared by iPhoto and Preview applications as well.

Software Updates for the system frameworks is often on a different schedule from application deliverables.


02-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Hey all, I haven't had the opportunity to try Aperture on my macs yet, looks like now I will have it! Here's the link to free download http://www.apple.com/aperture/whatisaperture and then apple will email a trial serial number to have a fully functional app for 30 days!:smile:

02-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Still I always like Aperture. But the lack of real E-3 support really is disapointing.
I guess we can always screw around with our own profiles. But I don't think I am going to do that.