Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 12:13 AM (in response to gavingilbert)
Does the Leica come with software for image processing? Then use that software to develope the raw and convert it to TIFF or another lossless image format supported by Aperture. Aperture does not work well with image formates that have the "Black and White" burned in anyway. If you want to touch up your B&W images with higlight colors, you will need to convert them to an RGB image format.
If you use the Adobe DNG Converter, turn off the “Convert to Linear Image” option.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to gavingilbert)
Unfortunately Apple still does not support the Monochrom RAW/DNG file. Actually Apple does not support any non-Bayer sensor (Fuji Xtrans for example).
The workaround suggested by leonieDF unfortunately does not work. The Adobe DNG converter generates dng files that are still not supported (regardless of "convert to linear image", "compression" options or any raw version chosen).
Bruce's option works. Unfortunately the TIFF file generated is usually 3x the size of the DNG and does not seem to be as good to be manipulated (shadow detail for example). You can use Adobe Camera RAW but there are at least 2 other RAW converters (RPP and Photo Ninja) out there that now supports MM DNG's.
There are a number of programs that now support the DNG for the Monochrom. Lightroom would be the obvious one since comes with the Camera. PhaseOne C1 also now supports the DNG.
I understand that Apple is working on getting the MM files supported. It seems that it may require not only a RAW support update but also OS update. I would suggest to send a feedback to both Aperture team and Apple OS team. The more feedback, the more they will know we want support for this camera.
What I have been doing so far is to shoot JPG+DNG and editing the JPG. Once support is released, I can just use the RAW as primary and the edits will then be done at RAW level (may need more adjutments though). Not ideal (far from) but I am not ready to move to Lightroom.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to Andreas Overland)
Amazing news indeed! After processing some images I feel they got this right! I'm definitely happy I kept my efficient workflow with Aperture! Deleting Lightroom in 3, 2, 1...