Skip navigation

images appear different in camera than in aperture

262 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2012 10:03 AM by léonie RSS
10sgal Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 30, 2012 3:32 PM

Just bought a new "upscale" point and shoot.  Panasonic Lumix DMC-Fz200.

 

Shot a few test photos the other night of some Christmas lights using the "Star Filter" on the camera.  Checked the images in cam, and they appear to have this creative affect applied.

 

I imported images to Aperture (v. 3.4.3 and Digital Camera RAW 4.01) today on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2).  Images appear to have same "star filter" applied in the "Browser" selection.

 

Once I pull up each individual photo, however, using the "Viewer" profile, the photo says "loading" and then the special "star" filter (creative effect) is gone.

 

Is there an Aperture preset I'm not aware of that is processing these images without my altering them?

 

Does anyone have advice?

 

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 30, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to 10sgal)

    Shooting RAW I presume?  The RAW image from the camera will not have any of the camera settings or special features like this star filter.

     

    If you want to use those you will have to shoot JPG (or RAW+JPG) and use the JPG image.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 30, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to 10sgal)

    Just remember if you shoot RAW+JPG you'll need to use the JPG version if you want the star filter effect. Use the RAW if you decide the star filter isn't want you want in the picture.

     

    regards

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 30, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to 10sgal)

    Just in case it's not clear, RAW = sensor data.  JPG is an image file created by the in-camera computer by converting the RAW data to an image format and applying whatever in-camera effects were selected.

     

    When you record RAW you are using your camera as a data-gatherer.  When you shoot JPG you are using your camera as a image-making device.

  • SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,670 points)

    Kirby Krieger wrote:

     

    When you shoot JPG you are using your camera as a image-making device.

     

    And critically: When one shoots JPG one uses the camera as an image-data-removal device. Even highest quality JPG removes a huge amount of image data that is then forever unavailable for post processing.

     

    -Allen

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,755 points)

    When one shoots JPG one uses the camera as an image-data-removal device. Even highest quality JPG removes a huge amount of image data that is then forever unavailable for post processing.

    That is unfortunately true, but too pessimistic, Allen. Is the glass half full or half empty?

     

    You can use the camera to do the image processing without problema, if you have a great camera and are happy with the processing, and if you are sure that you will not need any additional photometric processing afterwards, like color correction, sharpening, retouching, or geometry corrections, like lens correction.

    Even a jpeg will suffice, if all you have to do afterwards, will be cropping or straightening the horizon.

     

    But right, Aperture's adjustments will not be as effective on jpegs as on raw images - too much of the photometric resolution is lost. Shoot jpeg only, if the camera jpeg will be the final version.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.