Apple Adds RAW Support for 15 DSLR Cameras from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony

RAWApple released Thursday Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20, an update that adds support for 15 new DSLR cameras from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony.

RAW is a file format for storing photographs where each pixel is unprocessed, and it's aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers who need the maximum amount of information to work with when post-processing.

Apple announced that iOS 10 would support RAW images for some devices during last week's World Wide Developer Conference, but the company still has to issue OS X patches for individual new DSLR models when they ship.

Apple's patch notes for Thursday's update:

This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D / Kiss X80
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF8
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Mark II / GX80 / GX85
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 / TZ100 / TX1
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

You can download it through the Mac App Store (7.8MB), or as a standalone 8.1MB download from Apple's site.