RAW ( Nikon NEF ) incompatibility Aperture.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Shahid Latif, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Shahid Latif

    Shahid Latif Guest

    Dear All,
    I just opened my Nikon D 300 and shot some RAW ( Nikon NEF ) images and
    uploaded to my Aperture Photo Management Program ( on Mac Pro). I was
    shocked to see that Aperture does not recogonize NEF images. I later
    shot in JPEG and aperture took it.
    Can anybody help me in importing NEF into aperture i.e. any software
    upgrade or any other other solution.

    Very Disappointed.

    Shahid Latif MD
    Phoenix AZ.
    Shahid Latif, Jan 9, 2008
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  2. Shahid Latif

    Guest Guest

    aperture does not yet support nikon d300 images. apple generally adds
    support for new cameras in system updates, and one is due any time
    (macworld expo is next week, and 10.5.2 is likely to be released with
    new hardware).

    keep in mind that the camera has only been available for about six
    weeks. it would be nice if support appeared sooner, but they probably
    wanted to bundle several cameras in one update.

    alternately, adobe lightroom supports the d300, as does nikon's own
    Guest, Jan 9, 2008
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  3. Shahid Latif

    Guest Guest

    it's no different than canon or anyone else. every new camera has
    something slightly different about it's raw file because the sensor is
    a little different. in the case of the d300, the sensor is more than
    just a little different from the d200.
    how exactly could a particular version of software open a future format
    that had not yet even been defined at the time the application was
    originally written?

    that would truly be a very neat trick.
    or it says something about not understanding what's really going on.
    Guest, Jan 9, 2008
  4. Shahid Latif

    Shahid Latif Guest

    Thank you very much.
    Really appreciate your comments.
    Shahid Latif, Jan 9, 2008
  5. Shahid Latif

    Alex Monro Guest

    If they used an open RAW format, such as Adobe DNG used by Leica,
    Pentax, Ricoh, Casio and others, it wouldn't be a problem.

    See http://www.openraw.org/

    I believe the Open Source UFraw converter supports the D300.

    Alex Monro, Jan 9, 2008
  6. Shahid Latif

    Guest Guest

    dng is interesting, however, it is very bayer-centric. it doesn't
    directly support foveon, and presumably it won't support other
    co-located sensors of the future. so it isn't future proof at all.

    and it's also interesting that the link you provide has an article that
    says dng *isn't* a good idea:
    which is based on dcraw, which was updated to handle the d300.

    dcraw will need to be updated to support the just announced sony a200
    as well as the cameras from canon and pentax that are expected to be
    announced in a few weeks, just like other software.
    Guest, Jan 9, 2008
  7. Shahid Latif

    Guest Guest

    aperture 1.0 was first released just over two years ago, in october,

    i guess if the release of the 1.0 version evokes an instant promise of
    an imminent 2.0 release, then yes, they 'promised' it. however, in the
    past two years, apple updated the 1.0 version several times, including
    to 1.1 a month or two after its initial release and a fairly big update
    to version 1.5 last year, to its current 1.5.6 release, all of which
    were completely free.

    there's really nothing unusual about its release schedule.
    Guest, Jan 11, 2008
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