when will apple add K100D support in Aperture?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by wmmk, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I am on the verge of buying iView Media Pro. If apple doesn't begin supporting the K100D in the next month or so, I'll have no choice but iView, which would stink considering the fact that aperture is a superior app!
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Why not make an Automator workflow so you can automatically have Image Capture pull the pics off your K100D then auto. import them into Aperture? That is what I would do if I was in your situation. Oh, & I never knew MS owned iView?
     
  3. glennp macrumors member

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    That would work with JPGs but won't help with RAW files which is may be what the OP was referring to.

    I don't have any inside info but as RAW support is added as part of OS updgrades, if it's not part of the rumored 10.4.9 update, it won't happen until Leopard is released.
     
  4. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    right. so are we relatively sure that aperture will support it in the near future? if RAW support for the K100D is coming in Leopard, I'll hold off...
     
  5. satty macrumors 6502

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    In some cases, i.e. when Aperture - or to be correct Mac OS X* - supports another model of the camera maker, you can "cheat" and change the raw.plist to import your files:

    Trick Aperture into supporting .dng files from unsupported cameras


    I tried it with my D-Lux 3 and it works. It 's a little bit a pain in the bottom, because I have to convert the raw files first to png. Hopefully Apple supports the D-Lux 3 rather sooner than later.



    * The raw support is not Aperture specific, but OS wide, includes Preview, iPhoto etc.
     
  6. balofagus macrumors regular

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    You could use Lightroom for the time being also. It supports the K100D PEF's and since it's in Beta is still free, then buy Aperture once it supports the K100D.
     
  7. cube macrumors G4

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    - You could start with SILKYPIX Free Version
    - I am seeing reports of *SD* SanDisk Extreme III cards that also come with the Capture One voucher, so I would go to some shops and ask about this (make sure they let you check the box contents before buying it). [Ahh, forget it. The K cameras are not supported.]
     
  8. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    silkypix free is almost as bad as pentax browser UI wise. at least it's darker:eek:

    i should also mention that I really like the way bridge 2.0 looks. will i have any way to use it with PSE 4? thanks again,
    wmmk
     
  9. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok, did the hack, and am now reinstalling the aperture trial. just a note-the DNG version of the file I happened to convert is REALLY washed out compared to the .PEF. odd...
    edit: I tried saving as DNG from pentax browser, and preview won't even open it. any software other than adobe DNG converter that will accept .PEF? thanks again,
    will
     
  10. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    update: I can now get RAW images originally taken with the K100D (yay!), but can't get full size previews, which I believe is actually a DNG converter problem. Anyway to solve this? Also, where can I get info on getting started? I have an inkling that there is more to this $300 app than a browser, an adjustments panel, and a way to make photosites and books.
    Thanks again,
    wmmk
     

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