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  • Jerome Colas Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
    And it still is not there ither with today's RAW update 2.7 for SNow Leopard ... Argh....

    Luckily the E-P1 produces very decent JPEGs ... or you can use Olympus Master software if you really want to use RAW.
  • cawins Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Why is Apple ignoring this update? They updated newer cameras than this one on the last round. Please Apple update your software for the RAW images of the E-P1.
  • Bikergeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The whole iLife software experience is becoming a frustration. Since Snow Leopard, I have experienced nothing but problems with iPhoto and iMovie. For video editing, I was forced to invest in Final Cut Express. Similarly, I would like to upgrade to Aperture. But six months after the release of my digital camera, the Olympus E-P1, there is no RAW support.

    If Apple doesn't have the resources to maintain parity with the camera world, they need to sell the support of iPhoto and Aperture to someone that will. If necessary, charge us for the RAW support updates. Do something for gosh sake!!!
  • kevinparis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    There is a drag and drop Applescript app that converts E-p1 and E-p2 files reviewed at

    www.apertureexpert.com

    and available here

    facefullofbees.com

    K
  • Edmond Terakopian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Greetings All,

    Just wanted to say that I've been using this script solidly and it works magic. Definitely recommend it:

    http://facefullofbees.com/journal/2010/2/1/e-p1e-p2-to-aperture-raw-convertor.ht ml

    Cheers,

    Edmond
  • rwboyer Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
    FWIW that script is the same as freely available scripts that hacks the RAW files to be identified as E30 files and adds a different U/I that you can do in Applescript or automator in about 2 seconds yourself.

    RB
  • stokkanda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It seems like we cannot regard Aperture as being a serious professional photography software. It looks more and more like a more expensive iPhoto... I got rid of my Panasonic Lumix LX-3 last year because of no RAW support. 1-0 to Aperture.. Now I got a E-P2 just to find out that not even E-P1 is supported... I would even pay a small amount for RAW updates just to get them... This has just become riddiculus...

    I like the workflow in Aperture... But they are so far behind the competition that no serious photographer should consider Aperture... To bad really. Adobe is good, but it is not good for the consumers that they still are without serious competition regarding digital photo softwares...

    I really hate it; but I will order Lightroom now.. bye bye Aperture...
  • Edmond Terakopian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess we must care to differ on this point. I would consider myself a serious professional photographer and by far the best imaging software I have ever used is Aperture. I agree that it's frustrating not having all cameras supported, but these cameras like the LX-3 or the EP series seem to have more in the RAW file than purely imaging data; they have lens correction data too, and this is what's causing the problems. I have used Lightroom and really dislike the way it works.
    I'd seriously suggest that you download a trial of Lightroom first before paying for it. I think you may find that Aperture is by far, clearly the better software.

    Regards,

    Edmond
  • rwboyer Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
    Funny - I do not know one pro photographer that uses any of the three cameras you are complaining about as a primary tool for their work.

    RB

    Ps. I do know a gaggle of pro photographers.
  • Edmond Terakopian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I must agree; all the Canons I use are fully supported and have other colleagues who use Nikon and are equally happy. It is rare and less used cameras, especially with extra correction info which are slower to get supported. I guess it's about prioritising the highest used cameras on the market for both the pro and the enthusiast market.

    Cheers,

    Edmond
  • Charles E. Flynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,875 points)
    There is nothing rare about the unsupported Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, which was reviewed in November, 2008. It and the Leica D-Lux 4 that derives from it have sold so well that they have sometimes been out of stock. So far, there has been no word on whether they will ever be supported, given the fact that they require software correction for chromatic and spherical aberration.

    In the meantime, many Aperture users have had to learn to use Lightroom or Capture One, either because they cannot wait indefinitely, or because they object to being left in the dark. It is easy to support Aperture when it supports your camera.
  • Jeremy Henderson Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    Clearly it's about making a calculation on what effort it takes to support a camera vs how many sales it drives. For many Nikon and Canon users, that may not be a problem. For users of later cameras (D300S) for example, the situation might be different.

    For other manufacturers the situation is worse, with "pro" cameras like the Leica M9, and "enthusiast" cameras like the LX3 being passed over. At some tipping point, the list of supported cameras becomes so restrictive that Aperture starts to be ignored by the app-buying public and goes into a tailspin. What a few people are fearing is that that point is here.
  • stokkanda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well some do have more than one camera Travelling with a huge DSLR might not always be desirable.

    Btw... If I remember correctly Leica M9 RAW is still not(?) supported by Aperture either, and that one should be amongst pro cameras...
  • rwboyer Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
    I am; hoping that the Imaging team is busy doing Ap3 or maybe Apple was just ticked of with the inclusion of LR or something. Anyway I consider all those little sensor cameras JPG only - not the M9 but I am holding off and having fun with my m6 gear on that anyway.

    RB