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    X100 - shooting RAW and using Aperture (not for grandmothers)

    HI there
    I don't want to be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, so, for whom this is really obvious - apologies! I just thought that it might be helpful to someone!

    Having re-evaluated the situation too many times, I do know that Aperture is the photographic program for me, there's no question about it.

    However, as usual, Aperture have been slow to provide support for the X100, and I thought it might just be worth sharing the way I deal with this issue.

    I'm always a little worried about using proprietary RAW formats anyway, so I don't have a problem about converting to DNG - fortunately the Adobe DNG converter is free, and you can get it from here:

    Adobe DNG converter 6.4 for mac

    Okay - this is what I do
    First of all - I shoot RAW - then I insert the SD card into the computer and load DNG converter:

    You can see that having set it up once, it defaults to using the folder in the SD card with the images:
    /Volumes/Untitled/DCIM/100_FUJI/

    The target location I've set up is a transit folder called

    /Volumes/....../fujidng/

    Again - having set this up once it will default to this folder each time you load DNG converter

    Here's how it looks:


    Having clicked the Convert button and put the kettle on, I remove the SD card, load Aperture and click on Import - I'll then choose the local drive and go to the

    /Volumes/....../fujidng/ folder, which will then have all the DNG files ready to import.

    I set Aperture to MOVE the files to the correct end location (I have a default project for each month, with a matching folder).

    Like this:



    After doing the import, the temporary fujidng folder is empty (the files having been moved), So there is no duplication of files and everything is neat and tidy.

    . . . . . . . of course, I also have a backup routine which runs each night to backup the new files.

    I hope this is helpful to someone!

    all the best

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    Re: X100 - shooting RAW and using Aperture (not for grandmothers)

    An interesting kludge, always happy to see good workarounds like that. But are all DNGs created equal? I mean that even if a PP software is capable of opening the files produced like this, are the results optimal? When Aperture or some other PP program bríngs the support for a certain camera, does importing such raw files then also provide specific corrections of different kinds of distortions and aberrations? Like how the in-camera corrections for JPGs work?

    Just wondering.

    EDIT: Don't know if the X100 has such corrections like for example Pentax K-5 does

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    Re: X100 - shooting RAW and using Aperture (not for grandmothers)

    Aperture native support is now available!
    V/r John

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    Re: X100 - shooting RAW and using Aperture (not for grandmothers)

    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    Aperture native support is now available!
    That's grand news John - doesn't make any difference to me, but it's good to know that Apple aren't that far behind Adobe.

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    Re: X100 - shooting RAW and using Aperture (not for grandmothers)

    I just got Camera Raw update for X100.

    no more Adobe DNG.

    yes!

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