7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 6:10 PM by Frank Caggiano
nusswag Level 1 (0 points)

According to the information provided by Apple, Aperture 3.4.3 is capable of reading/processing RAW files from the Canon EOS M. I do not find that to be the case. I can see them in the preview when they download but as soon as I click on them I am met with the message that the files are in a format that Aperture does not recognize. ***** because I usually ONLY shoot RAW. Am I alone here?



Aperture 3, RAW processing
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    What is your OS version? Are you sure all your software (OS and apps) are up to date.

  • nusswag Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry Frank I should have inculuded that. I am not at home right now so I don't the precise version but I JUST updated to the most recent version of 10.7 - whatever version that is and I am running it on a 2.7GHz iMac quad-core i5 machine.


    Will my problems go away if I upgrade to 10.8? To date I haven't seen any reasons to make the jump.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    It sould work in Lion also according to this page from Apple. Are you sure you have the latest version of Aperture?


    I would double check just to make sure you have the latest OS and Aperture.


    What happens if you open the RAW file in Preview?


    If you go to /System/Library/CoreServices you'll see the RawCamera.bundle file. Select it, right click on it and choose Get Info from the menu.  The Info window will look like


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    You should have version 4.01

  • nusswag Level 1 (0 points)

    I will check this when I get home. I JUST updated Aperture to 3.4.3 on Saturday because of this issue so I thought it would be taken care of.


    When I have the raw image in the preview and double-click it it appears larger on the screen for about 1/2 second and then the screen goes to a blacked out image telling me something about being unable to read/process the file.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    OK all the Apple apps (Aperture, Preview, iPhoto, etc) use the same RAW decoding software, the RawCamera.bundle file I referenced above. If they're all having troubles then it is an OS and/or RawCamera.bundle problem.


    Check the version of the RawCamera.bundle file when you can and report back.




  • nusswag Level 1 (0 points)

    I was running ver 4.00 of the RAW camera bundle. Upgraded to 4.02 this afternoon and it is working just fine.



  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    Glad you got it working.