Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update for Mac
Despite the long way our photography equipment has evolved over the last 20 years, one of the biggest revolutions in the photography world was the invention of the RAW image format.
The philosophy of RAW image files and their advantages
To make an easy to understand comparison, a RAW file format is basically the modern version of film negatives for cameras back in the day, which contained all the information for creating an image by developing the photographic film.
To simplify, RAW files are is an image saved using the entire non-processed collection of data captured by your camera’s sensor. This makes photos saved using the RAW image format very large but, on the bright side, they also contain all the information you can possible need to obtain the best imaginable results using an image editor or converter.
Provides support for digital camera RAW formats for a very wide array of camera makers and models
The main advantage of using it is that you don’t have to install other third party applications, but, instead, you can edit and process RAW files using your Mac by importing them from your camera within iPhoto or Aperture.
Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updater adds and updates Aperture and iPhoto's support for a wide array of modern cameras, from almost all important manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Leica, Hasselblad, Kodak, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, or Sony.
Adds support for the most popular cameras, from the most advanced to entry-level models
The compatibility list goes from Canon’s flagship EOS-1D and down to its PowerShot entry-level models, from Nikon’s D4 down to its COOLPIX range, or from Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras up to the latest Alpha mirrorless models.
You can go to Apple's OS X Yosemite: Supported digital camera RAW formats support page for a complete list of all compatible camera models.
All in all, Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updater is a must-have for any Mac user who wants to process RAW files with Apple’s easy to use iPhoto photo manager or the comprehensive Aperture image editor.