Transferring RAW .NEF files to iPhoto

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  1. ShayDee macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    First off:

    IOS: 10.10.1
    iPhoto: 9.6
    Digital Camera RAW compatibility: 6.01

    Camera: DSLR Nikon 5100

    I downloaded my RAW images to iPhoto. The thumbnails and the photos look distorted, in most cases I cannot see any part of the actual picture itself. Sometimes, one picture is split with two different photos. Bottomline is it not working. If I click on a thumbnail to look at the picture, then go into editing the real picture shows, but this is the only time.

    I can see the pictures in the finder and preview programs, they look great there.

    I have tried deleting the images and transferring them again.

    I tried:
    - remove "RawCamera.bundle" and "RawCameraSupport.bundle" from the /System/Library/Coreservices Folder
    (In "cd /System/Library/CoreServices/", "sudo rm -r *Raw*" (WARNING, THIS REMOVES THE FILES INSTANTLY!))
    - Reboot the system
    - Re-Download the Raw Compatibility update 5.06 form Apple Support: and install it
    - Restart, reprocess the affected files and order the photo book.

    I thought the second attempt was successful, but it only showed thumbnails and no pictures.

    Anyone have a solution?
  2. DaveN macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2010
    Can you upload a sample raw file somewhere so others can try?
  3. ShayDee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    I tried to upload the file on to this forum, but they are too large. Even when I compress them they are still too large.
  4. DaveN macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2010
    You can upload a file to Dropbox or similar service that you make publicly available and then post the link here. I haven't used Dropbox in a while but recall that is is an option.
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    The S100 is a point and shoot, not a 35mm DSLR. Unless I missed it, it is not included in Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.01

    OS X Yosemite: Supported digital camera RAW formats
    Learn which digital camera RAW formats are supported by OS X Yosemite.

    Digital camera RAW formats retain more image information than JPEGs and can produce better results when used with imaging applications such as Aperture and iPhoto.

    OS X Yosemite provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats from the following cameras.

    Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.01

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Fujifilm X30

    Nikon D750

    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

    Supported by OS X Yosemite v10.10

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  6. ShayDee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014

    I have the Nikon D5100 not S100.
  7. ShayDee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
  8. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    My bad. D5100 is indeed a 35mm DSLR.

    Have you tried other the raw files in other programs like Picasa to see if they can correctly read them?
  9. ShayDee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    Good idea.
    I had not tried another program. But just successfully put them into Picasa web. Which makes this very irritating, does it mean that I have to change some setting in iPhoto?
  10. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I tried one of your NEFs. Works fine in Aperture, Preview, etc etc for me on 10.10.1.

    Didn't try iPhoto, but I would assume that since the Finder and Aperture and Preview rely on the same RAW components from the system iPhoto would be able to handle them.

    And I'd go with the most recent RAW update, 6.01. Manually moving back to an earlier version didn't work; I'd try reinstalling the latest and see if that works. It's possible that mixing and matching won't work.
  11. ShayDee, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    ShayDee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    Thanks, I have not tried Aperture , but my pictures worked in Finder & Preview. They just suck in iPhoto, I can't see any part of the picture in most of the thumbnails let alone when I click on it to see the actual picture.

    After hours of playing around I have found that: if I select a picture, the reprocess RAW, then edit it just a small amount (ie. changing the exposure by 0.01, or saturation by 1) it will appear fine in the thumbnail and picture. BUT ONLY IF I edit the picture in anyway first. I have looked through preferences and every menu I could find to no avail. I just cannot seem to get them to transfer into iPhoto correctly the first time.

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