Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7 which extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 2, iPhoto ’08 and iPhoto ’09 for the following cameras:

• Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
• Canon EOS 7D
• Canon PowerShot G11
• Nikon D3S
• Nikon D300S
• Nikon D3000

Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7 is available via Software Update.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Apple’s failure at timely support updates for RAW has me switched to Lightroom. Still no support for my camera after 7 months! Aperture is a dying product without a major infusion of developmental lifeblood.

    SW=thus as in ‘Thus it is’

  2. Odd that this “latest update” doesn’t support two of the most interesting cameras out there right how: The Panasonic LX3 and the Canon S90.


    And your unsupported camera is what exactly?

  3. Aperture’s RAW support is a joke. No LX-3? You have GOT to be kidding me. I am so glad I never jumped on that bandwagon. With Adobe’s Lightroom, I get full RAW support for all my cameras. Apple simply cannot keep up with Adobe on this one.

  4. Certainly that should prove to folks that a raw format isn’t a digital negative. Each digital camera, sometimes upgrades to firmware create a different raw type file format.

    By the way it is raw not RAW. RAW isn’t an acronym for anything.
    Oh-well after ten years of being a digital bigot I’m so happy I went back to film.

    You futz with digital while I create spectacular film photos.

  5. @The Mac That Roared:

    “Too bad it’s a Snow Leopard only update. If you can’t use SL because you’re using a PPC machine you’re still SOL. Poop!”

    No, it’s not Snow Leopard only – I downloaded it via Software Update for Leopard 10.5.8. The update is available for whatever OS versions that can run Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08.

  6. @Julian

    Sure. Fork over the money if it’s that easy for you.
    The fact is, My G5 is still rock solid in my recording studio and with the amount of audio software reauthorizing nightmare I’ll have to deal with, new PCIe cards that I’ll have to buy and the fact that I’ll lose some truly excellent PPC only software synths, a new Mac Pro is not exactly appealing. That’s on top of the 4k I’ll have to spend.

    But hey, if you want to send me a big fat check, I’ll let you.

  7. @Bokweb

    That’s not what it said on Apple’s website.
    Because of all the audio software I run, I’ve stayed at 10.4.11 because everything’s rock solid and I absolutely need it to be.
    I checked software update and the only update available was for Safari.

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