8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2011 8:09 PM by Tranchemontagne
Stephan75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,

did anyone know why iPhoto did not know the RAW files from my Canon G12 ?
JPEG files are no problem.

MacBook Black, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Malibu Flyer Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Apple needs to add support for Canon's G12 CR2 files. They recently did include support in iPhoto and Aperture 3 for the S95 CR2 files. I suspect they will come out with support for the G12 soon ([this camera came out approximately a month after the S95). Patience is all you need. In addition if you search this forum you can find several work arounds until they do which will allow you to edit this files.

    Apple always supports all the RAW formats for Canon and Nikon files. It does take some time since they have to reverse engineer each new file format.......the RAW format is based on capturing 100% of the information recorded by the camera's sensor. Every time a camera manufacturer comes out with a new camera they tweak the sensor and therefor change the file format. Since the sensors are an important part of the improvements in image quality for each new camera, they treat this data as a "trade secret" and won't share the details with Apple, Photoshop etc. This forces Apple to have to reverse engineer their support every time a new camera RAW file format comes out.

    Apple will include the G12 RAW files in Aperture and iPhoto.
  • edwardo999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    come on iphoto...
    just got my new canon G12 and cant import RAW as stephen75 says.....
    i understand from thread that code is work-in-progress at apple but any ideas on timeline?
    many thanks e
  • ChristopherDavid Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    G12 RAW update has been out for several days now. Check software update!
  • broblaine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi ,
    the update available seems to only be for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 11.

    However , I have Aperture 2 and iPhoto 7.1.
    Do I have to wait longer for and update for these older versions. Thanks

    A
  • Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)
    broblaine wrote:
    Hi ,
    the update available seems to only be for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 11.

    However , I have Aperture 2 and iPhoto 7.1.
    Do I have to wait longer for and update for these older versions. Thanks


    My guess is that there will not be any update for the older versions. That is unfortunately standard practice. Older versions of Adobe Photoshop do not support all new cameras either.

    There may come updates for the older versions, but it is a much safer (and more expensive) bet to update to the latest software.
  • necronym Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)
    Why not buy either Aperture or iPhoto 11 from the Mac App Store? Bargain price on Aperture.
  • MacLugano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I bought Aperture 3 on App Store yesterday, I did all software update... but I can't open Canon G12 raw .CR2

    Why?
  • Tranchemontagne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    April 23 and I just got my Canon G12, did the appropriate Aperture Update and I could still not open my files.  I went to the Apple downloads page, tried to download the appropriate software update but when I tried to install it I was advised that I already had a later version that supports G12 Raw files but that is phooey as I still can't open the files.  Anyone have suggestions?