How do I see RAW Files in Aperture 3?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Fujiko7, May 5, 2010.

  1. Fujiko7 macrumors 6502

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    Hi - this may be a dumb question ... I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious, but I just can't seem to find the answer in the users guide or anywhere else.

    I have a Canon 1000D. So far I have been mostly shooting in JPEG, but would like to start using RAW so as to have more control over the final image. To this end, I have tried shooting a few pictures in RAW format. However, when these files are imported into Aperture, they are there but they just show up as black. What do I need to do in order to be able to see and work with these images?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    What OS are you running on? Do you have all the latest RAW compatibility updates installed?
     
  3. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    ^^^

    Run Software Update and see if there are any RAW Compatibility Updates you need to download. That may fix your problem. I had the same problem when I first installed Aperture 3. I had to download the latest RAW Compatibility Update to view RAW images.
     
  4. Fujiko7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Running OS X 10.5.8 with all software updates installed. Apple website says that RAW files from my camera type (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / Kiss Digital F/1000D) are "Supported by Mac OS X v10.5.5 or later".

    Thanks.
     
  5. Perrumpo macrumors 68000

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  6. Fujiko7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I opened iPhoto and selected "Show Aperture Library". Dragged one of the blacked out files into iPhoto but it was still blacked out.

    Odd, right?
     
  7. toxic macrumors 68000

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    try manually downloading the RAW compatability updates? do the RAWs show up in Preview?
     
  8. Fujiko7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They do not show up in Preview.

    If I download the compatibility updates, which one? The Apple website suggests that my camera type was covered in a particular version of OS X (10.5.5), rather than one of the updates.
     

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