View Full Version : Any Mac users who can offer advice on Aperture 3?
DH bought me Aperture 3 for Mother's Day (I'd only been using iPhoto before then) and I'm about the throw the blardy computer through the window!
My camera is a Canon 450D and until now I haven't had any issues with importing images.
Today, with my new software I was looking forward to having a play but once imported the thumbnails of my images (shot in RAW) are getting replaced by evil black boxes that say "Unsupported Image Format". I haven't had this problem in iPhoto and am really worried that the shots I took today are lost forever now!
I'm a Mac user but have no idea about that program, sorry. You might like to check out the Mac forum, not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name here though.
DH said to try a software update (via apple icon in top left hand corner of screen) and you will hopefully get the most recent RAW codecs & it should work. Good luck!
Were you shooting in RAW+JPEG?
If so, I know there has been an issue with Aperture not recognising the RAW and JPEG images as two separate files, and being unable to read what it thinks is a combined file. Either strip or separate the JPEGs inot a different folder and try again.
Otherwise, Software Update is my only suggestion to get the .CR2 to open in Aperture, too. But given that the 450D isn't exactly latest model or anything, I don't know if that will fix it.
It's obviously not ideal, but you could also download the Adobe DNG Converter and convert your .CR2s to DNGs, and then open and edit the DNGs in Aperture.
I had this problem with my Canon RAWS not being recognized in my version of Photoshop.
I agree with DaddyLarge, download DNG Converter (it's free). DNG stands for Digital Negatives (I think?) and its a good format to archive your images as because all programs read them.
One problem with Adobe Camera Raw (which the Adobe suite uses to read RAW formats) is that Adobe don't ensure backwards compatibility. This becomes a real issue if your camera has been superseded by a couple of generations.
For example you may be using an older version of Photoshop and have a version of ACR that reads your camera's RAW files. If you upgrade to a later version of Photoshop, it probably won't be compatible with the old version of ACR so you'll need to get the latest one - but the newest versions of ACR may have dropped support for the RAW files produced by your camera.
Aside from using the DNG converter, there is no workaround for this. All of a sudden your camera's RAW files aren't able to be edited using Photoshop, Lightroom or Elements.
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