Adobe DNG, Ricoh GR Digital and Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Steve Hodgson, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. I have been searching around to try and understand the limitations with
    Adobe DNG and OS X. It's a bit of a struggle so I'd welcome any
    pointers.

    I was trying out a potential first digital camera (Ricoh GR Digital)
    and found that my trial photos created as RAW were not recognised in
    Preview, iPhoto or Aperture. Interestingly File Juicer was able to
    extract a 10MB tiff file from within the DNG file. Lightroom will
    handle these files but I much prefer Aperture.

    Is there a real limit with regard to OS X capabilities to handle DNG raw files?

    The only thing I found with my searches is that John Gruber (of Daring
    Fireball) uses a GR Digital but of course may only use jpegs.
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    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Steve Hodgson, Aug 10, 2007
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  2. Okay, so it is possible but it does need a hack.

    The Raw.plist file at
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Raw.plist
    needs to be edited to add a new entry with key <key>RICOH-GR
    Digital</key>.

    After that DNG files can be imported and do have appreciably better
    quality than the high quality JPEG.

    I actually tried Lightroom again while trying to read these files and I
    *really* don't like it. All through the beta program I didn't get it
    and I still find 1.1 a mess. Still as you say - each to his own.

    I realise the Ricoh isn't for everyone as it is a very quirky camera
    but I like the film-like properties, build quality, size, fixed lens.
    As a first foray into digital from film rangefinders when I can't get a
    D200 or similar yet it seemed like the ideal choice.
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    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Steve Hodgson, Aug 12, 2007
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