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Aperture 3.5 Raw Image Processing

408 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 8:56 PM by Rich Hayhurst RSS
Rich Hayhurst Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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Oct 27, 2013 6:51 PM

Is there any way to completely disable Apertures Raw Image processing routines, such that the camera models (5D Mark II) built in jpeg is not affected by post import processing.

MacPro 2.66 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 7:14 PM (in response to Rich Hayhurst)

    No the Raw file is separate and not affected by the camera settings. Aperture does not take the camera settings into account when doing the conversion.


    If having the camera settings is important either shoot JPG or else use the manufactures software which in most cases will use those settings.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 7:39 PM (in response to Rich Hayhurst)

    Not permanently, no.


    You can tell Aperture to use the in-camera JPEG while importing and then leave quick preview on, but you can't edit those images.  Aperture needs to process the images.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to Rich Hayhurst)

    That's the problem, though.  The settings the camera manufacturer uses are totally proprietary.  Apple doesn't have access to them.


    The best Apple could do would be to take 10,000 raw files, then take 10,000 processed JPEGs for the camera manufacturer, and try to figure out how it worked.... bleh.


    Adobe actually HAS done a lot of this with Lightroom with the presets you can choose (i.e. camera landscape, versus adobe standard).


    Images that are too flat are fairly easy to deal with though.  If you want a little punchier images out of Aperture why not try the built-in "Auto Enhance" preset and apply it when you import?  It's trivially easy to apply a preset on import.


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