1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 3:23 PM by CorkyO2
GfunkLBC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm brand new to Mac, Aperature, and photography. Problem: Images taken with Nikon 1 J2 in raw (NEF) format shows as "Unsupported Image Fomat" in Aperture. Both  iPhoto and Preview also cannot open the files saying that they are unsupported raw formats. According to documentation, Nikon 1 IS a supported. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Here's what I did before importing files into my Mac:


  1. Updated Mac to Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  2. Downloaded and installed Aperture (3.4.1) that included Camera Raw 4.0
  3. Ran Software Update - This updated something ... I think it was an OS update
  4. Imported RAW files from the SD card from my Nikon 1


I've been looking here on the Support Forum for any things I can try. I have deleted my preferences file and tried going to the Adjustments tab after selecting a thumbnail in hopes it does something. So far nothing is working. ANY advice or help is greatly appreciated!

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: NEF unsupported - A3.4 & Cam Raw 4.0
    CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    You indicate the Nikon 1 J2 camera.


    According to the current list at link below, Apple Camera RAW compatibility works with the Nikon 1 J1. No listing for the J2.




    You may need to wait for the next Camera RAW compatibility update and hope Apple adds support. Aperture, iPhoto and Preview all use the current version of the Camera RAW compatibility to render RAW files for viewing.


    Shooting JPEG could be an option if you like until (and if) support is added.


    Message was edited by: CorkyO2 to add the link