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    Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    This is tedious but simple. Perhaps someone could write a batch script to accomplish.

    This method fools the RAW converter into thinking the files are from an E-30.

    1. Make copies of the .ORF files you want to convert.
    2. Open each one, one-at-a-time with Text Edit. Scroll down until you see E-P1 and replace the P1 with 30
    3. Save the file and close it.
    4. Repeat for each image.

    You don't have to scroll down very far and you only have to replace it once. You can now import it into Aperture and edit the file.

    It would be cool if someone wrote a script that copied and converted in one operation on a range of files. Otherwise we will have to until Apple fixes this.
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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    Hello John,

    in the underlying Unix there exists sed (stream editor). With

    sed -e '/E-P1/{s//E-30/;:a' -e '$!N;$!ba' -e '}' -i .org P1234567.ORF

    the first occurence of E-P1 in P1234567.ORF is changed to E-30.
    Because of the "-i .org" a copy of the original file is made as P1234567.ORF.org as well.

    you can create an automator workflow like that

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/...d51d1e3f_o.png

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    I have something half working... well it works on my machine just because i paid 15 euros for a Automator action that does the find and replace on a text edit file... but wont work on a machine without it.

    still it was a fun day.. can't believe Applescript makes doing search and replace so difficult or indeed doesn't let you take full control of TextEdit... on the otherhand it may just be my complete lack of understanding of programming.

    would be happy to share my workings on a absolutely no guarantee basis

    cheers
    K

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    Hello Kevin,

    if you have OS X, you should have sed, which can replace strings.
    I hacked a quick and dirty workflow - you select a folder and start the workflow.

    you can download the workflow from http://members.aon.at/johannesfleitn...0.workflow.zip

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    Last edited by Gio; 1st September 2009 at 13:58.

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    gio... tried to download workflow... but seems to be damaged... e-mail me it at [email protected]

    cheers

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    Is it too simplistic to suggest converting to dng?
    Sláinte

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    I can tell you from trying both that the results are different between the conversion created by fooling Aperture and the Adobe DNG conversion. Which one you prefer will be a matter of preference. My wife liked one batter and I liked the other better. Also, when there is a modified ORF and a JPG of the same shot, you can load an image of the JPG. With just a converted DNG and JPG of the same shot in the folder you can not bring up the JPG.
    V/r John

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    Re: Reading E-P1 RAW files in Aperture 2.1.4

    i persevered with my learning of Applescript and now have a working little app that you drag a bunch of e-p1 raw files to and it makes a copy and uses Textedit to do a find and replace. Aperture now thinks that the files came from an E-30

    Anybody wanting to try it out drop me an email

    [email protected]

    cheers

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