Leica issues product advisory due to DNG flaw that can wipe out Apple Photos libraries

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:38 AM EDT


Leica has discovered a major flaw in regards to the RAW DNG files from its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera. According to a product advisory posted on Red Dot Forum, the camera’s DNG files have been causing issues with Apple’s Photos app, potentially corrupting users entire photo library.

Specifically, the product advisory says that loading a DNG file from the new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera into Apple's Photos will cause the app to ‘crash continually on loading,’ which could lead to photos taken with other cameras to be lost. Until further notice, Leica says it ‘does not recommend using the Apple ‘Photos’ App for DNG files from the new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera.’

Leica notes that it’s working with Apple to resolve the issue, which will likely be implemented on Apple’s side in the next update to Apple’s Photo app.

(via PetaPixel via Red Dot Forum)