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.

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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?