Apple has released a new OS X update that provides system-level compatibility with the RAW photos of a number of newer cameras that were launched over the past year, including the Nikon D600 and Canon EOS M. It’s called the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.01, and allows newer RAW files to be viewed and edited in programs like Preview, Aperture, and iPhoto.
If you use older versions of Nikon’s ViewNX or Transfer software listen up, because Nikon Europe has issued a warning that applies directly to you. RAW images captured using an unsupported Nikon DSLR and transferred, viewed, or edited using earlier versions of either of those programs can become corrupted by the software.
There really isn’t a workaround, if you’re using versions 1.x of ViewNX or Nikon Transfer you’ll have to update to ViewNX 2 (which includes Nikon Transfer 2). Just make sure you’re using a version that is compatible with your SLR and you should be fine.
(via The Digital Picture)
There are plenty of presets out there that attempt to make your digital images look like they were shot with film, but VSCO Film by Visual Supply Co is different: it’s a Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW add-on that uses film profiles to change how the RAW files are interpreted rather than simply perform standard adjustments on the images. The video introduction above shows some examples of what the various options can do. This patent-pending method of film emulation doesn’t come cheap — it costs $120 each for Canon or Nikon profiles, and $200 for both.
VSCO Film (via Jeremy Cowart via John Nack via Wired)