It’s time to stop [recharging my batteries][recharging batteries] and start blogging and photographing again.
The first long slog will be starting to bring my Aperture Library up-to-date, but when I started, I got distracted that [DxO Optics Pro][dxo optics pro] was upgraded to version 7. I decided to spring for an update for it and the [FilmPack][dxo filmpack].
I dug up an unprocessed photo of [Kara’s][kara] daughter, Emma and took tested my two new toys ([via Catapult][catapult workflow]):
The Richmond, San Francisco, California
Olympus E-PL3, Lumix G 20/F1.7
1/60sec @ ƒ1.7, ISO200, 20mm (40mm)
You can mouseover to see the original image. Even at thumbnail size you can see the distortion fixes an that DxO recovered actually recovered some extra data. The color and saturation improvements are mostly due to picking the right film stock to emulate.
It’ll nice to get back out into the world again. 🙂
[recharging batteries]: http://terrychay.com/article/recharging-personality-batteries.shtml “Your personality recharges your batteries”
[dxo optics pro]: http://dxo.com/us/photo/dxo_optics_pro “DxO Optics Pro: Introduction—DxO”
[dxo filmpack]: http://dxo.com/us/photo/dxo_optics_pro “DxO Filmpack—DxO”
[kara]: http://www.karaemurphy.me/ “karaemurphy.me”
[catapult workflow]: http://terrychay.com/article/unsupported-raw-apple-aperture.shtml “Unsupported RAW workflow in Apple Aperture”
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.”
Mouse over the image to see what happens after “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.
How to open Aperture 3 in 32-bit mode ().
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:
North Beach, San Francisco, California
Olympus E-P2, Cosina-Voigtländer NOKTON 50mm f1.1
1/8sec5, ISO200, 50mm (100mm)
Image processed from ACR in Aperture. Try as you might, you can’t recover clipped highlights.
(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.)
Mushroom rice with grilled prawns looks like it’s alive
, North Beach, San Francisco, California
Olympus E-P1, Cosina-Voigtländer NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical
00:15, 1280×1070, 30fps
One of the most annoying aspects of Apple Aperture is that there is no API for RAW plugins. This means that you’re stuck with —and Apple has been slow to update support for the latest cameras. For instance, the Olympus E-P1/E-P2/E-PL1 series has been out since August, selling like hotcakes, but there is still no RAW support for these models, even though the E-30, which is supported, .
Well finally my workaround seems to work for my satisfaction. Whee!
Martuni’s, The Mission, San Francisco, California
Olympus E-P2, M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
1/3sec, iso 160, 14mm (28mm)
For those too lazy to read forward here is the step-by-step:
- Select images in Aperture and choose “Edit with…” Catapult.
- Read and save images in your favorite converter (for me and the E-P1 it is Adobe Camera RAW).
- Reimport images within Catapult and close the box.
Continue reading about How to convert after the jump.