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Trying to retouch (repair/clone) a BMP file and nothing happens

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John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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Nov 9, 2012 3:20 PM

I have been using Aperture for a long time now, and am used to using repair and clone.


Today, I tried to clean up an area of a photo which is in BMP format, and clone does absolutely nothing. 


Repair leaves a white path where I drag across the image.  The white path disappears when I use repair again, and another white path appears.


Switching views (use "v"), brings me back to the image with absolutely no changes, and no white paths.


I have chosen radius = 11, softness = 0, and opacity is maxed at 1.


Any ideas?

Aperture 3
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)

    As far as I remember BMP files are not supported in Aperture. Actually surprised to hear that you can do anything with a file of that format in Aperture.


    From the specification page:


    File Formats

    Native RAW import and editing of images from leading digital cameras and camera backs
    (See RAW support page for model listing.)

    • .ARW, .CR2, .CRW, .MOS, .NEF, .RAF, .RAW, .SRW, .TIF, .OLY, .FFF, .3FR, .DNG1

    Compatible with all major still image formats



    Notice no BMP.


    I believe you might be able to convert it to JPG in Preview. If not do a web search.




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