Now that Aperture 3 is out, I need to update one area of my previous article.
No, Aperture 3 doesn’t support the Olympus E-P1/E-P2/E-PL1 or Panasonic GF-1 RAWs (yet).
There is a workaround, however, for doing sorting, selecting, and metadata in Aperture 3.
- Select un-viewable RAWs in Apple Aperture 3’s thumbnail view
- Cmd-click to get a contextual menu and choose “Set JPEG as Master.”
- Do work to create a select, rate images, and the like.
- Catapult workflow with some adjustments. You’ll now need to be in 32-bit mode on Apple Aperture 3 to use it.
Trying to return to “Set RAW as Master’ and then Catapulting yields and “Editing Error” as the backdoor used by Catapult is now closed. 🙁
Therefore, you must export masters manually to the drop folder, generate RAWs, and then Catapult. If you do so, you can’t reimport the sidecar xmps, currently.
Here is some proof:
(BTW, the images were uploaded with the new built in Flickr support, so we’ll see how good sync is—it appears to be uni-directional. For instance, I just found out movies aren’t supported in Flickr sync, so videos are synced back as stills.)