10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2013 7:17 AM by Keith Barkley
azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

With the upgrade to Mavricks and Aperture 3.5  I hoped my problems with RAW (ORF) images were over, but I am getting this again. Shooting RAW+JPEG and importing directly into Aperture, I'm seeing some image pairs like this:

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 5.50.33 PM.png

I've gone in and deleted the plist, cleaned up the Aperture Library, no luck. Any suggestions?

Brian


Aperture 3, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • 1. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,350 points)

    Are you applying some sort of preset on import?

     

    If you hit the 'm' key to see the master, is it still that color?

  • 2. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No preset other than camera mode and RAW+jpeg. And yes, the master is the same color,

    Brian

  • 3. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    Brian,

    have you installed tonight's latest Aperture 3.5.1 update and the new raw support? It is spposed to correct some bugs.

     

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    leonie,

    Tried the upgrades and no changes.

     

    I had also a while back contacted Apple support and just received an email from a tech who works with the Aperture team at Apple and I'm sending them some images and they will take a look. Hopefully, help is on the way. Thanks for your input to this point and I'll keep the Forum posted,

    Brian

  • 5. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,255 points)

    You need to be a little more careful with terminology. Saying that the RAW files are "corrupted" is implying that Aperture is rewriting your original raw files and making them unreadable. This would be a very bad thing. That does not seem to be the case, instead, you are seeing a bad raw conversion. Which is pretty bad, but not as bad as the former.

  • 6. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    leoni et al,

     

    Seems there are two issues at work. One is the on-going problem with occasional RAW (ORF) images being corrupted. This post be a separate problem, e.g. using the Olympus in-camera "overlay" feature.

     

    In the OM-D I can take up to 3 RAW images and overlay them in the camera; in this case I used 2 files,  both are preserved and a new combined RAW image is recorded on the SD card.

     

    Adobe Camera RAW, and the native Olympus Viewer handle this with no problem, rendering both RAW images plus a combined RAW image. However, when imported into Aperture one of the 2 original RAW files disapears and the other RAW file is corrupted and a JPEG combined file is produced (as pictured above in the OP).

    Brian 

  • 7. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,665 points)

    works with the Aperture team at Apple and I'm sending them some images and they will take a look.

    That is good to know, Brian. Let us know, what will come of it.

     

    Meanwhile, have you tried to adjust the raw fine tuning adjustment? I found with my Canon raws, that it will help a lot to adjust the "Hue Boost" in the Raw Fine Tuning adjustment brick to correctbover saturate colors in my raw images.

  • 8. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Keith,

    Well,  two RAW files go in, one goes away and cannot be retrieved, the color shift of the ramaining RAW file makes that  image unusaeable.

     

    Digital boffins might find the distinctions meaningful. But whether or not  the original RAW data is "corrupted," or is simply rendered unuseable, the outcome from my point of view is exactly the same. Gone is gone, ruined is ruined.

     

    The distrinction you're trying to make, from the end-user perspective, is like the distinction between being hit over the head with a baseball bat or an iron bar. The semantic distinction in both cases eludes me,

    Brian

  • 9. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    leoni,

    I just tried your suggestion. Using the various settings including RAW Fine Tuning I can strip out the colors one at a time, play around with contrast and exposure etc, but while the magenta hue is dealt with the remaining image is pretty poor. But thanks, it was worth a try,

    Brian

  • 10. Re: RAW files corrupted in Aperture
    Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,255 points)

    If Aperture actually corrupted the original raw file, and it was your only copy, you are totally out of luck. No other program would be able to save you.