Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to fujifan)
Generally it takes more than just "file details", that is the easy part. Usually a good raw converter will want a sample of the camera so that a profile of the actual camera can be created.
The usual time for a camera supported is from just *before* a camera ships to never. I suspect the Fuji will be in the 1-3 month range, but no one really knows.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 5:16 AM (in response to Keith Barkley)
And here we are nearly 7 months later and still no support. Do Apple require companies to pay them in the same way that companies have to pay supermarkets to carrty their goods?
I can think of no reason why this should still be an unsupported camera. There are now half a dozen unsupported cameras in the Fuji X range.
I have close to two thousand images that I can only use in out of camera jpeg format.
Truly pathetic performance by Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to fujifan)
I'm also looking forward to use Aperture with .RAF from my Fujifilm X-E1 too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to fujifan)
pls aperture devs add the Fuji RAW file format!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to fujifan)
You now see one of the major issues with shooting raw. Yes, raw is wonderful and forever I can praise it. Still raw is not an ISO standard, each manufacture has their own raw files, even different raw files within their own camera lines. To be able to provde support third party software vendors must reverse engineered those raw files.
On top of that software vendors, Apple, Adobe, and the like do drop support for older raw files. For long term archive file type raw is not the best choice. Do not believe me check what happened to the BBC photo files a few years ago.
Do not blame Apple, Adobe, and their ilk, the blame goes squarely on the camera vender's software writers. Today's JPG Fine Large is better than a few years back raw files.
My comments are not to start a JPG vs raw (it is not RAW, we do not say RAW meat or RAW vegetable), so keep your JPG vs raw to yourself.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 8:54 PM (in response to Ric Donato)
Not that it matters much, but Nikon, for example, consistently uses the all-caps RAW to refer to it, as does Apple in the referencing to Digital Camera RAW updates. So not sure where you are coming from in that regard?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to Ric Donato)
Per an interview with a spokeswoman from Fuji, they have indeed provided Apple (and Adobe as well) all the needed technical information in order to support the RAW files (i.e. algorithmic information created by Fuji for the non-standar filter array, etc etc). Please don't spread any more misinformation about it, it's already been flamed to death on all the online camera forums. You can still choose to 'blame' whomever you wish about why it's still not supported by Apple, but you can no longer reasonably assert that Fuji hasn't done their part by providing them what they need. Nondisclosure agreements were signed as well.
Having said that, I find it ridiculous at this point that it's not supported, for several reasons, some being the seemingly similar Fuji users who also use Aperture as well as the opportunity here for Apple to take some market from Adobe (who as of yet are not producing very great output files for Fuji X-trans). Apple was/has been at a disadvantage to Adobe for a long while now, and being an outsider, I presumed Apple would want to take advantage of this (and any similar) opportunity to grab some share from Adobe. I was well wrong, and it seems that other lesser-known-used companies are now doing just that.
Well good on them. I for one will be looking at any/all (new)comers and will certainly be going with the best of those. Sorry Apple, you lost another one. There was a real competition, for me, btwn Aperture and LR4 up till this point. You'd have to pull a rabbit out of your hat to keep my Aperture biz.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to fujifan)
Well - its March 30th 2013. I've just bought the Fujifim X-E1, and am aghast that I cannot import the RAW files into Aperture. Can anyone tell me an alternative way? Do I have to shoot in JPEG until Aperture recognizes Fuji RAW files? Do I have to import into a another programme? Does LightRoom recognize Fuji fles? Would appreciate advice.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 9:25 PM (in response to boblibations)
By the way, bumping three separate threads just annoys people in the forums and won't help because "Apple" isn't reading these forums; they're user-to-user forums.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 3:46 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
Sorry - didn't mean to be a pest. Just frustrated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to fujifan)
check this site:
In this list is the Fujifilm X100, which uses the same raw format (RAF).
But it is only in Aperture 3 or later.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to boblibations)
Sorry - didn't mean to be a pest. Just frustrated
For Fuji cameras to be supported by Apple, Fuji and Apple have to cooperate. The Fuji sensors differ from the usual Bayer-type sensors considerably. So send feedback to Apple and to Fuji, that you want to be able to use your Fuji camera with Aperture.