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Weblog:   Aperture on a PowerBook, Pt. 2 - Raw Files & CS2
Subject:   What camera are you using
Date:   2005-12-05 13:15:27
From:   maartensneep1
Hi Derrick,

What camera are you using? Apparently some people aren't too happy with the quality of the RAW conversion (see http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/aperture.ars (http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/aperture.ars) ), but it may depend on the type of photos you use it one (whether it is visible at all) and on the exact type of RAW file?

And a question related to this post: when do you feel the need to go to photoshop? What sorts of action do you do there? Are any of those items that should be part of Aperture 2?


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  • Derrick Story photo RE: What camera are you using
    2005-12-05 13:35:39  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I've tested Raw files from the Canon 10D, Rebel XT (350D), and 5D. I haven't done a side by side comparison of Raw processing between Aperture and Camera Raw, as did the reviewer for the ars technica article. But I have to say that I generally like the way my Raw files look in Aperture.

    As I've mentioned earlier, I do want to be able to use Camera Raw in addition to Aperture's own editing tools. Sure, many of my Raw images can stay solely within the Aperture environment, and that's fine. But when I really want to "work a photo," I want Camera Raw. Plus I want to be able to work in layers afterward, use specialized filters, etc. Then, when I'm finished, I can send the 16-bit file back to Aperture for management.

    I'm not willing to speculate on what should be included in future versions of Aperture yet because I'm still learning the program. Sure, things like Camera Raw connectivity, music for slideshows, etc. seem obvious at first. But for now I'm content on learning as much as I can and reporting back my findings here.

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