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  • 30. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nice to know I'm not the only one seeing this. I thought I was seeing things. I sent feedback to Apple, but I have not heard back. In the meatime, I was already thinking about making the switch to Lightroom, but I keep hesitating because I don't want to loose all my RAW edits. Now, I'm starting to wonder if I should bite the bullet and make the switch even though I really like Aperture. However, I can't continue to use it if it is going to crush my D600 files.

  • 31. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Mike Bisom1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,535 points)

    As I have said, that is the million dollar question: does Apple intend on continuing support for professionals or is it simply going to focus on i-products/consumers. Right now I am on the Razors edge. I too don't want to give up Aperture but I can only hold out for so long. If we don't see some serious activity very, very, soon in the pro-market it will be time to consider some different options. I mean seriously, how hard is it to introduce a new Nac Pro tower when it hasn't had a serious update in 3-years? The time for talk (oh- we are coming out with one) is over. I know I can't put my clients in that kind of limbo for that amount of time.

  • 32. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Do you or any other D600 user here have some RAW originals I could download, and observe?  As I have said other places, I do not see such issue with images from my D800.  But that is not the same animal.

     

    Ernie

  • 33. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Régis Corbet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    I'm pleased to see that it is not in my mind, Aperture D600 Raw files rendering is much to contrasted, and tones are not correct. No problem with the Canon 5D Mk2 and Aperture on the same computer. Please Apple tell us now if we need to jump to lightroom, or if you are planing to do something. As an Aperture early adopter, I would be very disapointed to leave that software, but I can continue to spend hours trying to correct adjustments on every D600 raw files.

    RC

  • 34. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Mike Bisom1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,535 points)

    @ Ernie, I sent an email asking if you want sample a sample image from different Raw converters.

     

    @ Régis, good luck with any communication from Apple!

  • 35. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Mike,

     

    If I could get a RAW, I would be interested in images from other converters.  But without starting with the behavior of Aperture, it does not have much value for testing.

     

    You might look into a test run with Dropbox, however, as I could download from there.

     

    I have been hoping to get to my camera store, and shot some shots with one of theirs, and bring home on my own memory card.

     

    I know how to capture the initial JPEG Preview after download to Aperture, before it has generated its own.  So that is what I would first do.

     

    Ernie

  • 36. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here are two images that show the issue. The first is straight from ViewNX2, and the second is from Aperture. The small size make it hard, but you can clearly see everything is darker -- especially the corners. There is no detail in the lower left. With the original size, I can see see lots of detail in the rock that is gone in the Aperture version. Note, I'm not worried about the curvature because I know Aperture won't handle that. Also, this was with the Nikon 16-35mm at 16mm. Again, no adjustments applied. I just chose a shot that showed the issue.

     

    DD6_1740.jpg

    DD6_1740 - Version 2.jpg

  • 37. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Mike Bisom1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,535 points)

    OK, here's one of mine. One image has been converted via Aperture, the other via CNX2. Look at the steps in the background: complete mud with Aperture. OK, you kind kind of see what I mean with this low resolution version. No other edting done: just converting the file as shot to a JPEG.

     

    Aperture.jpgCNX2.jpg

  • 38. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    ddierick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update: I received message from Apple they were able to reproduce the issue based on the sample library I provided. They are now investigating a fix.

     

    D.

  • 39. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great!

  • 40. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Mike Bisom1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,535 points)

    Here's to hoping we get a fix soon!

  • 41. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Régis Corbet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, It's a good news that Apple is going to take into account our complaints. It seems that the problem is not exactly in Aperture, but more in the Mac OS X raw converter. I've made a try with Hasselblad Phocus software wich is not integrating it's own raw converter but using the mac os converter like Aperture (and all other Apple able to open raw files), and the result is exactly the same.

    RC

  • 42. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    alice_srq Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    What great news.  Thanks for your efforts.  It's not just a D600 problem.  Some of us with D7000 are in the same pickle.

  • 43. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Mike,

     

    Could I see a screenshot of the EXIF sidebar read out for this photo?

     

    Ernie

  • 44. Re: Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?
    Mike Bisom1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,535 points)

    Here it is. Are you looking for something in particular? What I find interesting is that it says AWB. I suppose it's possible we made a mistake but I even have the picture of our target card we used for setting a CWB. I think I might take another picture with a CWB and see if it shows up as auto.

     

    Screen Shot.jpg

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