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11-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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New K5ii, old iPhoto 09

I just got my new Pentax K-5 II. Yippie!!

My old iPhoto 09 doesn't recognize the raw format. Boooo.

Can I update my iPhoto to be able to convert the K5ii files or do I have to buy the latest version?

Thanks - Greg

11-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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No unfortunately. iPhoto '11 is what you'll need, just like each version of Photoshop you need to upgrade to get the latest RAW converters. But it's probably worth it with iPhoto '11 - good reasons to upgrade (iCloud included) and only for $16.99 (in Australia anyway).
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Are you using PEF or DNG? iPhoto 09 should recognize DNG. Adobe has a DNG converter, just be sure to turn off Convert To Linear Image.

Adobe - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter : For Macintosh

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The K-5 II/IIs are not supported yet in the RAW compatibility update 4.01 from Oct. 24. I wouldn't be surprised to see support in the next version. I have the same issue - I'm waiting for support to be added in Capture One 7 right now.

For now you can use the Pentax DCU - it's actually useful, though probably not what you want in the long run:
Pentax Digital Camera Utility v4.4 Released - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com


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Apple didn't add PEFsupport for the K-5 until Feb. 2011. That update was for iPhoto 11. But K-5 DNG files work just fine with iPhoto 09, and Aperture 2 for that matter. DNG is a "universal" RAW format, no need to wait for Apple to support PEF.

You could try RPP too.

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I switched the camera to DNG and problem solved. Thanks everyone.

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Well played. DNG is pretty much universally recognised.
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