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  • rambaut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Adobe has just released a new version of DNG Converter which supports the E-P1:

    This should will allow conversion to DNG which Aperture should be able to read.
  • guerom00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ah, I wanted to open a brand new topic but this one is fine.

    Indeed, Adobe released Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5 which handle E-P1 RAW files.

    But, as stated in this thread on Adobe forums : , I find that the produced DNGs are unreadable by Aperture (though they are fine with Lightroom for instance).
    The guys at Adobe advise me to bring the problem here as they assure that the produced files are valid DNGs.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • davidcharlec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Try the following :
    - Take out your lens
    - Take a picture (it will be VERY blurry, that's for sure... but nevermind)
    - Convert the ORF to DNG using DNG Converter 5.5 RC

    Open the DNG in Aperture (or iPhoto or, it will work. (it works for me).
  • rambaut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The E-P1 Kit lenses produce distorted RAW images which need to be corrected for (the JPEGs have this correction done and the Olympus software does it as well). I wonder if this is what causes the DNGs from Micro4/3 lenses not to be recognised.

    Perhaps someone who has loaded a DNG into CS4 could tell us whether the distortion (a barrel distortion apparently) is corrected for?
  • tychay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    About a month ago, Adobe listed a change to the DNG spec to allow lens distortion correction parameters to be added to the metadata part. The update for the DNG converter and CS4 is definitely using that spec as there is a lot of distortion in the new lenses from Olympus and Panasonic.

    It is my guess that Apple is not supportive of the DNG spec (beyond camera support where DNG is the native type like in the Leica M8 and MFD backs) because this very reason: DNG is a moving target not controlled by the manufacturer that but under control of their competitor (Lightroom). Because of that, until, say the Leica M9 comes out on 9/9/09, I don’t see Aperture supporting this aspect of DNG.
  • Aristophanes Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    Something tells me we are close to an Aperture 3 release.

    The Pen camera is the #3 seller in Japan and racing upwards fast in other markets. Apple's inability to update RAW camera profiles without an OS update is a weak spot in the OS, and may be corrected in Snow Leopard. Or in a new Aperture where profiles can be updated separately.

    When Apple is this silent for this long, something is up.
  • D Anderson Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Apple doesn't need an OS update to update Digital Camera RAW.
  • jetputt56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I share the frustration, but Lightroom ver. 3.8 does support .ORD raw format from the E-P1. It does a very nice job in rendering the image. I also have Olympus's Studio Pro, but I like the way Lightroom handles the RAW images more.
  • jetputt56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Isn't 5.5 a beta?
  • guerom00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Lightroom 3.8 ?!
    Are you from the future ?
  • cawins Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I used that method until Apple upgraded Aperture and now I can't use Adobe DNG 5.5 and Aperture's upgrade still did not provide RAW support.
  • ironex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's hard to believe there aren't more queries about RAW support for the Olympus EP-1. The camera has been out for 3 months and is selling well. The software that comes with the camera is horrendous. It is very amateurish in that there is no File menu and no Quit command. It can't import picture stored on the hard drive. And forget about editing with it. This same software is used for updating the camera, lens and flash firmware which can render the camera unusable if a problem occurs. I love the camera but wish I had waited until RAW support was available in Aperture first.
  • Petox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi all, i've found this script that convert the ep-1 .orf in a version legible from apple aperture.
    isn't unofficial solutions but works fine.
    here is the link to read about and get the script:
  • malcolmniekirk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Another two months, still nothing...
  • shipoje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apparently all .orf's are alike with my E-620.
    I've used a hex editor to change E-620 in the .orf file to E-520 and the files can be read.
    I also edited the perviously referenced python script to make the changes in batch mode. No need for DNG converter.