5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 12:50 PM by Koen van Dijken
Koen van Dijken Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I can import TIFF files into Aperture, but only by dragging it from Finder onto Aperture, not through the cmd-I import window. Why is this? It ask this just out of curiosity. I hardly ever need to import TIFF's.



  • léonie Level 10 Level 10 (82,280 points)


    you should be able to import tiff-files from the Import-panel. I am doing it all the time, for example:


    What kind of tiff-files do you have? 16 bit, 8 bit, what is the file-extension? Are the tiff directly from your camera or did you generate them using a program?

    What are your import setiings? Can they be excluding duplicates, special file types?


    And what is your Aperture version and your MacOS X version?




  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    HI Koen,


    In the Import pane Settings column, do you have anything unusual in either of the sections "File Types" or "RAW+JPEG Pairs", shown in this screenshot:


  • Koen van Dijken Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay, when I "Import Both (Separate Masters)" (still on 3.2.4) I can import TIFF's.


    Thanks Leonie and Kirby.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    You're welcome.


    If you remove the "Raw+JPEG Pairs" section, you should get all your importable files listed.  I find it easier to add/remove the  "Raw+JPEG Pairs" section as needed, than to change the setting to something that isn't actually what I want even if it gives me the result I need.

  • Koen van Dijken Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    O wow, that is clever. Removing the "Raw+JPEG Pairs" section is much easier. I only shoot either raw of jpeg, never both, so I never need to choose which is the master. I only need to import what I see, and that 'll be the master.