Import Ricoh GX100 RAW files into Apple’s Aperture in MacOS 10.5 Leopard

Here’s a little hack to enable you to use Ricoh GX100 RAW files in Apple’s Aperture.

Make a backup of the following file:


Find the key for the Leica D-LUX 3 (line 3316 in MacOS 10.5.1):

3316: <key>Leica D-LUX 3</key> <string>Panasonic DMC-LX2</string> <!-- 10.4.10 -->

Then insert the following line before the line showing the Leica D-LUX 3:

3316: <key>RICOH Caplio GX100</key> <string>Panasonic DMC-LX2</string>
3317: <key>Leica D-LUX 3</key> <string>Panasonic DMC-LX2</string> <!-- 10.4.10 -->

You should now be able to use the Ricoh’s RAW files in Aperture.

This is based on a previous hack (detailed here), which doesn’t apply to Leopard.