Love to shoot RAW? Certainly it's the way to get the best out of your camera. The downside is that the files are BIG. Why keep those large master files around if the picture itself isn't amongst your best?
If your Library is bloated with RAW files you don’t necessarily need but can’t bring yourself to throw away, RawHide is the compromise you’ve been looking for. RawHide is designed to convert the RAW files you select into high quality JPEG files while preserving your metadata such as comments, ratings, and locations. RawHide will then tag or set the original's rating to reject.
RawHide will also process your Photoshop and TIFF images. In fact, any image format Aperture can handle will receive the same treatment by RawHide.
√ Free up valuable space on your drives. Savings may be upwards of 80%. A library of RAW files taking upwards of 1GB would be reduced to around 200MB of high quality original size JPEGs.
√ RawHide your adjusted RAW images or discard the changes and archive the original version.
√ Scale the image down from the original size to save even more space.
√ Adjust the new images compression setting between very high to almost no compression.
√ Tag, Trash, and/or reject the original.
√ A large range of image formats supported.
√ RawHide processed images are placed in the same project as the original.
√ Place converted images in the same albums the originals were in.
√ Extract the JPEGs and or RAWs from Aperture's RAW+JPEG storage.
RawHide For Aperture REQUIRES Aperture 3.0 OR GREATER.
Better support for more language translations of Aperture.
Ratings and Reviews
Not sure what this app is actually doing
Is there somehwere that one can find a user manual? I see that it is processing and tells me that the process is complete and how much the RAW file was and how much the new JPEG file is, but I have no idea where this converted down JPEG file resides. I have the same original RAW image in place with an added keyword stating "RawHide Original". I see no evidence of the supposed "RawHide Processed" tagged JPEG that, according to the descripion of the apps functions, is supposed to populate in the same project as the original. Not only is it not in the project it is nowhere to be found in my Aperture library.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.