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Re: Aperture, DNG and LR5
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:16:42 AM »

There are a couple of existing threads about Apple's decision to no longer continue Aperture development. I have knowledge gaps that I hope can be cleared up and am starting a new thread so my question didn't get lost in those older threads.

I am running Aperture 3.4.5 on Lion (not able to upgrade the OS because of hardware limitations) and thus it cannot open my Oly E-M10 raw files. I know very little DNG, but tried the Adobe DNG converter. But my version of Aperture cannot use those converted DNGs, so there is something about Aperture's DNG implementation that prevents this. This seems odd to me because the RAW files from that generation of 16 mpix sensors in earlier models (PEN series, E-M5) can be processed by that version of Aperture. Trying to understand this, I found this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/967113 , which seems to explain what is going on.

I have bought LR5 and my question is this. Somewhere on one of those other threads, someone mentioned that when new versions of LR are released, newer camera RAW support is not extended to older versions of LR. I have no idea if this true. Is it?

Assuming that it is true, I have a question. After LR6 is released, if my E-M10 breaks and I buy something newer, then I cannot necessarily expect RAW support for it in LR5. I get that. However, can I expect to convert those new RAW files to DNG and be able to use those in LR5?
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Re: Aperture, DNG and LR5
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 10:00:20 AM »

Yes and yes.
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Re: Aperture, DNG and LR5
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 10:36:04 AM »

Thank you very much.
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Re: Aperture, DNG and LR5
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 01:13:59 AM »

The raw file support is not part of Aperture itself, but is part of the core operating system. iPhoto uses the same underlying frameworks.  So, if you were able to upgrade to the latest OS X, Aperture would be able to work directly with your EM-10 files (as would iPhoto).

Aperture is being replaced with the new "Photos" application. At this stage, no one outside Apple really knows what the capabilities of the new application will be.
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