Canon EOS 5D Mark II RAW .CR2 now compatible with OSX

screencap_20081219_1 Apple just released an update of their Camera Raw Compatibility for some of the previously released digital cameras. The Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.4 now supports the EOS 5D Mark II, the powershot G10 and many others. The only one left for me is my Panasonic Lumix LX3. The RAW files of the said camera can now be natively viewable in Finder and iPhoto.

Update: No finder compatibility

Apple’s support release:

About Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.4

This update extends RAW file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto 08 for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Pentax K2000/K-m
  • Leaf AFi-II 6
  • Leaf AFi-II 7
  • Leaf Aptus-II 6
  • Leaf Aptus-II 7
  • Leica M8.2

It also addresses issues related to specific cameras and overall stability.

Fire up your software update or manually download it here

Adobe Lightroom 2.2 update

screencap_20081217_1Double good news! Adobe has released an update of their famous imaging software, the version 2.2 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Double good news because it now supports my LX3’s  and 5D Mark II’s RAW files. See excerpt from Adobe site below.

From Adobe site

**With the release of Lightroom 2.2, there is an important exception in our DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMC FX150, Panasonic DMC FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1 and Leica D-LUX 4. In this release the native, proprietary files from these cameras can only be converted to linear DNG files. A linear DNG file has gone through a demosaic process that converts a single mosaic layer of red, green and blue channel information into three distinct layers , one for each channel. The resulting linear DNG file is approximately three times the size of a mosaic DNG file or the original proprietary file format.

Download it here