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Fuji X100 raw support ?

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Borovice Calculating status...
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Mar 22, 2011 11:54 AM
Fujiguys on twitter indicate that there is no plan to bring X100 (.raf) raw support in Aperture, but only to 3rd party Mac software. Why that ? Does Apple has plans to bring this support to Aperture users ?
MacPro 4.1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to Borovice)
    No one here knows, we are all just users. I don't know that the Fuji guys know either. As long as the file is not encrypted, Apple does not need Fuji's help.
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  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to Borovice)
    I am glad you're sure, and the Aperture forum is more likely to be read than most, but here:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    is the official place to provide feedback.

    That being said, it might be better to make sure your camera is supported before you buy it. It often takes a while for Aperture to support new cameras - especially non-Canikon, and the Fuji is very new and also scarce. It may take a while.
    Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Jade Leary Level 3 Level 3 (665 points)
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    Mar 23, 2011 9:18 AM (in response to Borovice)
    I don't see why Apple would actively avoid processing the files from the X100. If it's possible for 3rd parties it'll eventually be available in Aperture - could take awhile though.

    That said, I have one on pre-order and have already committed to the fact that I'll be shooting RAW+JPEG for the foreseeable future. Call it future proofing. The good news is that according to most sources this camera produces stellar JPEG files.

    Funny thing is: I'm a staunch RAW shooter but I'm almost looking forward to just letting this camera do its thing. Just like I'm looking forward to picking it up and heading out without asking myself which lens to bring along. Oh! And using my feet to zoom in… But then I'm already sold on primes.

    Sometimes limitations can be liberating.
    iMac Quad i7 27, 8GB, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Aperture 3.1.2
  • jwdenmark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:27 AM (in response to Borovice)
    Borovice wrote:
    Fujiguys on twitter indicate that there is no plan to bring X100 (.raf) raw support in Aperture, but only to 3rd party Mac software. Why that ? Does Apple has plans to bring this support to Aperture users ?


    Are you referring to these tweets?
    +"@fujiguys Can i get macs Aperture 3 to recognise the x100 image format? Thanks."+
    +"@newmich I assume RAW format on #Fuji X100, no, but Tokyo is working with 3rd party for support."+

    I would guess that "3rd party" is from Fuji's perspective. In other words, to Fuji, Apple is 3rd party. So yes on Aperture raw support eventually.
  • nigelch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 24, 2011 2:33 AM (in response to Keith Barkley)
    This camera has been on the way for awhile, and is designed for people who care, amongst other things, about quality. So RAW support is a must, really. I agree the jpg's from it are impressive, but they don't give you the raw file.
    The camera comes with some (admittedly clunky) software that will process the files, so it isn't rocket science. They must have been working on it for a while. I hope Apple and the other lot get their act together soon.
    It would also be a great point for Apple if Aperture got support before LR. This camera is a game changer in the bigger scheme of things, and will be used by a lot of influential photographers.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone3G
  • Jade Leary Level 3 Level 3 (665 points)
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:51 AM (in response to nigelch)
    I hope Apple and the other lot get their act together soon.

    I believe Fuji has to make the specs available first in order for others to support the format. And although it was announced back in September, those specs weren't final until the first production units started shipping - this month. From what I've seen and read the Silkypix based software that comes bundled with the camera is far from perfect - I've seen serious problems with highlights on one example. So for me it's a question of getting it right and not simply getting it out the door.
    I agree the jpg's from it are impressive, but they don't give you the raw file.

    Totally agree with you. To me, shooting JPEG only is like throwing away negatives. But it's nice to know they've done such a good job internally. It makes the camera that much more interesting and the wait a little more bearable. RAW+JPEG a must though.
    This camera is a game changer in the bigger scheme of things, and will be used by a lot of influential photographers.

    Looks that way but time will tell. I for one am totally sold and can't wait to pick up my pre-order. I haven't been this excited about a camera in a long time.
    iMac Quad i7 27, 8GB, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Aperture 3.1.2
  • julian2000 Calculating status...
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    Apr 3, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to Borovice)
    I have an X100 (one of a handful in the UK). The JPEGs are indeed excellent but I prefer to shoot raw. I'm not keen on the bundled software, it's a poor substitute for Aperture (my own choice) or Lightroom. I've been using this free software: http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html just to get raw images turned into 16 bit lab Tiffs and take them into Photoshop.

    The X100 is stunning. Anyone who has ordered one will not be disappointed. It's the kind of camera I've wanted for years and has reinvigorated my love for photography. Fuji have created a wonderful thing.
    Macpro Dual Core, Mac OS X (10.6.7), + lots of other Macs
  • stephubik Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to Borovice)
    Well, there are two possibilities:

    1) You'll never, ever get RAW support for the X100. Just like all the Ricoh- and Sigma users out there, who can't use their cameras with Aperture.

    2) Apple decides to support the X100, although it's a niche product, just like aforementioned systems.

    Only time will tell. Apple categorically doesn't answer feature requests or gives timelines. Sigma and Ricoh users have been waiting for 5 years, and nothing has happened.
    mbp 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Amaze Studios Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to stephubik)

    This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11

    Fujifilm FinePix x100

     

    enjoy

    Screen shot 2011-05-17 at 3.31.37 PM.jpg

  • Michael M Cohen Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    May 17, 2011 4:43 PM (in response to Borovice)

    Apple just updated the camera list to include the Fuji X!00.  I have always used Maperture Pro to geotag my images.  The raw files cannot be updated with the use of Maperture Pro only jpg's.  Anyone else notice this?

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