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Latest Mac OSX Update Adds RAW Support For More Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic and Pentax RAW Files

By Anthony Thurston on March 30th 2014

The latest Mac OSX Update, Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.04, adds addition RAW support for several newer cameras from several manufacturers. If you own one of these cameras or are thinking about getting one, then it would be a good idea to install this update so that you can better interact with the RAW files from your camera.


Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.04

The full list of cameras now supported by OSX (when updated to 5.04) can be seen below. You can get more information from Apple here.

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There was a time when RAW files couldn’t be opened by your OS, and programs like Lightroom were even more important for things like file management than they are now. But, luckily those days are gone, and the latest versions of both major OS systems, OSX and Windows, offer some sort of RAW support for a selection of popular camera models.

What are your thoughts on OS level RAW support? Do you think it is useful or is it sort of redundant when you are using a program like Lightroom to manage your image files?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Don Rabideau

    Aperture uses OS X’s RAW support so I wouldn’t say it’s redundant.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      That is a good point. But in the case of Lightroom, OS RAW support is not quite so important, wouldn’t you agree?

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