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litespeed64 Level 1 Level 1

since update to Aperture 3.5 tonight the white balance in all of my pictures is completely wrong (way too cool with a greenish tint).


After setting the white balance with the eyedropper it reads on a Whibal grey card

R: 117

G: 188

B: 156


Any suggestions? Thanks a lot !

MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Solved by KBeat on Nov 14, 2013 1:47 PM Solved

The issue has now been fixed with Aperture 3.5.1. Download today through the App Store.

Reply by TheSnapDude on Nov 14, 2013 4:13 PM Helpful

download the new Aperture update from today, it fixes this problem

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  • Rosember Level 1 Level 1

    Could it be a Maverick's issue like a changed color profile/temperature/gamma? Look for monitors -> colors in the preferences.

  • litespeed64 Level 1 Level 1

    the color profile on my calibrated monitor and the colors of the untouched images are all right. But - if I try to use the eyedropper tool to set wb it gives me completely wrong colors.

  • litespeed64 Level 1 Level 1

    just to illustrate the problem


    original image (RAW file):



    and after click with the eyedropper tool on whibal card:

    L1003057_AP (1).jpg


    no problems with JPEG, but each individual RAW file is changed this way after usage of the eyedropper tool ...

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1

    I'm seeing the same issue if I use the "Temperature and Tint" setting. If I use Natural Gray or Skin Tone ... the WB achieved with the eye dropper is fine ... if using T&T ... the tint shifts to the extreme green side of the slider. The temperature holds pretty well, but the tint ... not so much.


    It has absolutely nothing to do with monitor color profiles ... I tested on images shot in the studio with monolight pro strobe/softbox combination and a color chart ... same image with WB set using Aperture 3.4.5 showed a temperture of 4422K and tint of -1 ... Using Aperture 3.5 the result was 4465k -45 tint ... that's just way too much green ... A different monitor profile won't correct that issue.

  • Rosember Level 1 Level 1

    Since only RAWs are affected, which camera brand/model are you using? Just one or a variety? Could it be a bug in the converter for this/these camera/s? Just suggesting, I am still not offered the update so cannot check with my own RAWs.

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1

    I am shooting Nikon D300 and D300s bodies ... I have no other raw files to test it with.

  • Mark Alan Thomas Level 1 Level 1

    Same here with D700 raw images.



  • Rosember Level 1 Level 1

    You can find some Canon 5Diii RAWs here (just my first Google hit) and test whether they are affected in the same way:

  • litespeed64 Level 1 Level 1

    the images shown earlier are from my Leica M9, same issues with RAW files from Fuji X100s.


    and @ ButchM: yes, it is an issue with the "Temperature & Tint" Setting, "Natural Gray" is all fine.

  • Mark Alan Thomas Level 1 Level 1

    It seems to affect all raw images, including my 10-year-old old Canon 10D CRWs.

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1

    I submitted a bug report on the issue ... let's hope it is a quick fix.


    As I recall, there was a recent issue with Nikon RAW rendering following a Camera RAW update that was addressed rather quickly ... I hope this receives the same level of attention.

  • litespeed64 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks! I´ve also already submitted a bug report.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8

    I cannot replicate this issue.  Upon import of new images (RAW) I tested the White Correction using the eye dropper.  No issue at all, despite reports here to the contrary.


    In the previous round of this issue, it seems to have only impacted people who did not directly download new photos into Aperture, but rather were using some third party software to first do some processing of them.


    The previous issue required some sort of fix not only from Apple, but also an update of the aforementioned third party software (Nik apps in that case.)



  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1

    Ernie .... I NEVER use any other software prior to importation into Aperture, I don't even have any Nik apps or plugins ... and have not invoked any plugins or even Photoshop since upgrading to 3.5 ... This issue shows for images already imported, and newly imported, untouched images.


    So far, I have seen at least a dozen other users who can replicate the issue ... various brands/models of cameras involved.

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