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

matthew
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.

OlyNik
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.

marcof
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.

tspore
02-12-2008, 01:59 AM
Release notes about the update here -
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307109


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.

marcof
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.


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

Godfrey
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. :-)

Godfrey

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

Godfrey
02-12-2008, 12:13 PM
Aperture 2.0
http://www.apple.com/aperture/
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.

Godfrey

srf4real
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:

tspore
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.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071028133430814