Aperture Benefits from Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update

by Derrick Story

The latest (and final Tiger update) contains a boatload of benefits for Aperture users. New Raw support for over a dozen cameras, changes to Core Image that improves Spot and Patch correctness, and improved RAW file format compatibility for the Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss X Digital, Nikon D80, and Pentax *ist DS. The update also tackles that pesky "lines sometimes appearing in images exported from Aperture" problem. You can read the official Apple release for complete details.

Micah pointed out to me that there's still no support for the Leica M8, although Apple did add the Digilux 3.

I downloaded Mac OS X 10.4.9 via Software Update for both my MacBook Pro and PowerBook G4. So far, everything is running fine with no issues to report.


Michael Ball
2007-03-14 14:43:39
for those of us who have non supported RAW formats remember to re-edit the RAW.plist file!

great that Apple is supporting more RAW formats, too.

2007-03-14 17:09:44
Hi. I've been reading your Aperture articles for a while. It was very helpful, thank you for the great articles. However, I did find one thing that bothers me quite a lot when processing RAW files. The color is very different from Nikon's own Capture NX. Do you also see that? This makes things pretty hard since what I see on my camera screen is totally different from what I see in Aperture.
Mihalis Tsoukalos
2007-03-16 07:06:23
Well, 10.4.9 may not be the final Tiger update...
Unless if you know something we do not know :-)
Pandit Watana
2007-03-19 04:00:53
smooth and faster than 10.4.8