Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to Magnus Lewan)
Hi Magnus Lewan,
Adobe adds camera raw support to their programs. Apple adds camera raw support to the OS. That is the difference in the manner each vendor handles supporting new cameras. New cameras come out new raw converters are needed it is a never ending cycle.
We must await for Apple to update camera raw.
You have three times the post I do so you are well aware Apple does not live in these forums; these are user to user forums. So, stating "Apple, how is it going for you?" falls on deaf ears.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to Magnus Lewan)
Looks like it went well. It's out today.
Magnus Lewan wrote:
Adobe really impressed me this time. About one week after Nikon's D5100 became widely available, Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom already support its RAW files.
Apple, how is it going for you?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to Mr. Snap)
Thanks, Mr. Snap! And thanks, Apple!
Three weeks' delay may seem like a long time, but compared to some of the previous delays, I think this was a quite quick update after the camera release.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2011 5:31 AM (in response to Magnus Lewan)
Hi Magnus Lewan,
Raw files are not an ISO standard. Each camera maker have different raw files for each of their cameras, and sometimes with a firmware upgrade the raw file for a camera model is changed as well; has happened. To add raw support to their software Apple along with other software producers must reverse engineer these raw coding, so yes three weeks is rather short. Software vendors such as Apple can never be ahead of the curve they are always behind it as they must await the next camera raw file. This is a never ending struggle.
Now think about five, twenty or more years in time, how will folks be able to read todays raw files. It is true software manufactures are dropping support for older raw file converters.
On a side note: To me it does not make sense saying a raw is a digital negative. Raw is a proprietary file code mated to a camera and sometimes firmware. Each camera maker has different raw coding. When I think negatives I see something I can hold and seeing it without a proprietary device. YMMV.
The above is my rant. Have a nice day.