5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 8:56 PM by Rich Hayhurst
Rich Hayhurst Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

Is there any way to completely disable Apertures Raw Image processing routines, such that the camera models (5D Mark II) built in jpeg is not affected by post import processing.

MacPro 2.66 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    No the Raw file is separate and not affected by the camera settings. Aperture does not take the camera settings into account when doing the conversion.


    If having the camera settings is important either shoot JPG or else use the manufactures software which in most cases will use those settings.

  • William Lloyd Level 7 Level 7 (20,940 points)

    Not permanently, no.


    You can tell Aperture to use the in-camera JPEG while importing and then leave quick preview on, but you can't edit those images.  Aperture needs to process the images.

  • Rich Hayhurst Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    It would be a nice option to use the same settings that the camera manufacturer uses in generating the jpeg preview, and per frank, I can always try the manufacturers software. I think I've got an 'effect' setup now to tweak the color balance on the raw files more to my liking when using Aperture. 


    The specific issue that I have is that Aperture's Raw setting for my camera produces rather flat images, relative to some other import tools that I use at times (LR).  I can always tweek them later, and I suppose a somewhat flat image is probably the best place to start anyhow.

  • William Lloyd Level 7 Level 7 (20,940 points)

    That's the problem, though.  The settings the camera manufacturer uses are totally proprietary.  Apple doesn't have access to them.


    The best Apple could do would be to take 10,000 raw files, then take 10,000 processed JPEGs for the camera manufacturer, and try to figure out how it worked.... bleh.


    Adobe actually HAS done a lot of this with Lightroom with the presets you can choose (i.e. camera landscape, versus adobe standard).


    Images that are too flat are fairly easy to deal with though.  If you want a little punchier images out of Aperture why not try the built-in "Auto Enhance" preset and apply it when you import?  It's trivially easy to apply a preset on import.

  • Rich Hayhurst Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    I'm a bit leary of import presets as I really have never used them, and since they are global, I might spend just as much time backing effects off of images as I would applying effects later.  I guess the trick is to determine what issues seem to apply to all raw files (such as my perception, relative to LR, of somewhat low contrast in the first quarter tone for example) and just apply a baseline set.