Wouldn't make the switch/conversion just yet. For some reason, I have quite a few images (raw canon 5d) files that were part of a project that won't render in Aperture, nor in Photoshop, Canon's software or C1Pro any longer. In Aperture, the thumbnails are this distorted mosaics, and when you hit "M" for master, they're just black.
I can export the master, and then re-import them back into Aperture and they appear fine etc..., however when these are exported again as masters, they are still unable to open in Photoshop. They CAN be viewed in Bridge and then opened in Adobe Camera Raw from within Bridge, then click "open" and they appear in Photoshop. So...... Photoshop just doesn't seem to see these files as .CR/RAW files and doesn't know to open them in Camera Raw, but Bridge does. Also Apple's Preview sees them and they can be saved as tifs or jpgs, so that's really weird.
Not sure if I've updated Adobe Camera Raw recently or what (but then if I did, why would it open in Bridge and not CS3?), and why do the rest of the files from that project (all shot and imported at the same time from a job, and previously working just fine) seem to be fine?
After 45 minutes of hold time for Apple tech, and running through all the export/import/open etc..... with the tech (even sent him the raw files and he was experiencing the same problem including crashing Bridge), we couldn't pin point it to anything, other than there may be something wrong system wide with either Apple's Raw Converter and Adobe's, but who the hell knows or can tell at this point.
Also I'm having trouble generating thumbnails, regardless of how many times I try. It shows there's something going on with the activity monitor, but nothing gets generated. Other times, I select them and hit "generate thumbnails" and nothing happens along with nothing showing in the activity monitor. Something's not right.
I also can't say I love the interface; a little pedestrian and not as elegant as previous. Hopefully what's under the hood will out weight it's looks (I'm sure we've all had partners like that as well; myself being one of them).
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