I use Apple’s Aperture to import, organize, and do simple processing on digital pix. I just updated to 2.1.1, and now the image import window won’t show raw images—only dashed rectangles (JPEGS still show up properly). The raw images’ metadata is shown correctly, except for the consistently goofball pixel size of 128×128. If I select raw pix blindly and import them, they show up properly once imported, but importing them blindly ain’t fun.
Aperture 2.1 didn’t have this bug; my Nikon D200 and D300 images showed up fine in the image import window. And I’m not the only one with the problem; Apple’s discussion lists are filled with similarly unhappy upgraders, mostly those using Nikons, but I saw Ricohs mentioned as well.
I can confirm that the bug afflicts Aperture 2.1.1 on both 10.4.11 and 10.5.4.
Solutions? I haven’t seen any evidence of a solution, but several workarounds have been suggested:
- stick with 2.1,
- roll back to 2.1 using Time Machine,
- use Image Capture (or Finder drag ‘n’ drop) to read in photos,
- shoot JPEGs.
Fortunately for me, I usually shoot JPEGs, otherwise I’d be hosed! Read my tale of woe, and maybe you won’t get hosed the same way.