Canon RAW not coming into iPhoto

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  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I import my Canon RAW files (.CR2) they always come in as big black images. I have tried clicking "Reprocess RAW", but it never does. Is there any way to get them to process? I would really appreciate the help.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    What camera? Every camera uses a different raw format. A cr2 from a 400D has very little in common with a cr2 from a 450D even.
     
  3. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    use the canon RAW program first or get aperure or lightroom to deal with those heavy files
     
  4. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    OK, what OS (exact version) and what version of iPhoto: the camera support depends on those.
     
  6. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK my OS is 10.5.6 (I will probably update to 10.5.7 soon).

    And my version of iPhoto is 8.0.2. And I have all the Mac RAW updates.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, sounds like it should work.
     
  8. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You would think it would. But for some reason it doesn't. Should I try another program? Preferably a free one.
     
  9. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Can you see the images when looking through the folder in Cover Flow mode?

    iPhoto still wont read the RAW files from my EOS300D. So it was a relief hen cover flow mode started to show them.
     
  10. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Raw Photo Processor is one of the best raw processors I've found. I like the film gamma curve, just make sure you change the interpolation prior to saving, as it'll default to half-size.
     
  11. compuwar macrumors 601

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    That likely only shows the small embedded JPEG, which doesn't help with the full-sized image.
     
  12. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it shows up on Cover Flow, but when I try to quick look it, it just turns black.
     
  13. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    I only use aperture so I don't know the answer to this question, but does iphoto support raw photos to begin with?
     
  14. John.B macrumors 601

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    Yes. If your camera is supported in one of Apple's Camera RAW Compatibility Updates.
     
  15. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A new RAW Support update was just released. Whilst you should not need it for the camera you have you might want to try it anyway!
     

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