PRESS RELEASE: Apple expands RAW support to more Olympus models
Apple announces Aperture 3 software update for PEN cameras
Editor's note: We don't normally edit press releases, but, as an alert reader point out to us, this particular release is a bit inaccurate. The software updates by Apple that it discusses aren't actually new releases/versions of Aperture 3, but rather Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates for Aperture and iPhoto, which simply extend RAW compatibility to additional cameras. The two links below point to two separate RAW Compatibility Updates. The first such update (3.1) actually occurred back on February 25, adding compatibility with RAW formats of the Olympus E-P1 and E-P2. The more recent update (3.2) expands RAW coverage to include the E-450, E-600, and E-620. So the "new" news is that compatibility has been added for the older SLR models. The older news that Olympus headlined their press release with is that their E-P1 and E-P2 SLD models are also now supported.
Hamburg, 3 May 2010 – The update of Apple’s Aperture 3 and iPhoto Software allows PEN users working on Apple MAC systems to be even more creative with their photos. This is the update PEN users have been waiting for – with the update for Aperture 3, they can now work with the RAW data of photos, using one of the most prevalent software applications on the market. That opens a new door to endless creative possibilities. This update further enhances the performance of the groundbreaking E-P1 and E-P2 cameras.
Apple’s Aperture 3 supports a wide range of RAW formats, including DNG, and still formats such as JPEG, so users can retouch and refine their images for even sharper, more impressive results. The software update also helps customers organise their libraries and print professionally designed books. Plus, images can be imported directly from their E-P1 or E-P2 or from storage devices.
The Aperture 3/iPhoto update for Apple MAC is now available from the Apple website:
In addition, the update 3.2 of Aperture 3/iPhoto extends RAW image format compatibility to Olympus D-SLR cameras like the Olympus E-450, Olympus E-600 and Olympus E-620:
(First posted on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 13:29 EDT)