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Aperture 2.1.4, Canon Powershot G15 compatability- Is it possible?

863 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 2:20 AM by Anthony ÓDoibhailein RSS
Anthony ÓDoibhailein Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jan 28, 2013 2:57 AM

I have recently ugraded my camera to a Canon Powershot G15. Whoopee! Really quite excited to get going with it.


Now I find that due to my veritable antiquated set up I cannot view the RAW files using Aperture or Adobe photoshop.

I ahv been going round in cicles in my head with this one. Is It Canon, Apple or Adobe who I need to help me with this one?

My reckoning is that its down to a bit of all three!


So can anyone guide me into the light as to how I can use this new camera with my currengt setup. I know that I should have the most up to date Mac and most up to date software but I can't afford them. So must I be cast adrift by these companies whom I have supported all my adult life?


Is there a work round for me to be able to use Raw format from the G15 on my Powermac MacOs10.5.8 Aperture 2.1.4 set up?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), A plethora of Apple devices
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,725 points)

    Is there a work round for me to be able to use Raw format from the G15 on my Powermac MacOs10.5.8 Aperture 2.1.4 set up?


    You'll need 10.8, plus camera Raw update 4.0.1 and Aperture 3.


    I would check for updates to whatever version of Adobe Camera Raw you have.






  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    I was looking for a means to be able to open the CR2 files in Aperture 2. The previews show up but the 'unsupported format' panel comes up in the main image panel.

    Apple has been adding the raw support for the new cameras recently either as part of the new MacOS Releases or as raw support bundles that require the latest aperture version, see the footnote to your Camera on the raw support page: Apple - Aperture - Technical Specifications - RAW Support


    It states clearly, that it *** Requires Aperture 3.4 or later..


    So I see no way that you could upgrade your Aperture 2 system on Leopard to be able to use the Apple provided raw converter for your new camera. Does not your camera come with software to do the raw developement? If you coud use that to convert your raw to dng or tiff, you could import these files into Aperture 2. Or is the camera provided software also Intel-only?




  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)

    There's no way you're going to get Aperture or Lightroom working with this: There's no PowerPC version any more.


    The best bet would be with Canon's DPP software that probably comes with your camera on CD or DVD.  If it has a universal version there's a slim chance.


    But, really, you're going to need to get a new computer, or to shoot JPEG, I think.

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)

    It is not the CR2 format. NEfs from new cameras will give you the same problem. All cameras are different. You would have had this same problem a year ago if you would have bought a new camera. 8^)


    You might try some of the open source raw converters, though I don't seem to recall any at the moment.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)

    Unfortunately, it's not that simple.


    CR2 is not a "format."  It's just a file extension. Canon has tens, or maybe hundreds, of different file formats that all end with .CR2.  They're all different, and an updated RAW converter is necessary for new ones.


    The same is true, as Keith said, of NEF files, and ARW files (Sony), as well as with all proprietary RAW formats.


    I wish you good luck in your endeavor to find something that will convert the G15 files on your computer.  It's unfortunately likely to be a frustrating and fruitless one.


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