TL;DR: Hate automatic lens correction. Want it disabled. Any ideas?
Aperture automatically corrects geometric distortion in images made with my X-Pro 1. Great, right?
Not really. I hate it. I hate it so much that I no longer use Aperture to process my files. I want to see exactly what the camera captured. Zero correction, zero sharpening.
I’ve explored a number of alternate RAW converters (AccuRaw, RAW Photo Processor 64, Iridient Developer, Rawker, even dcraw from the command line) and settled on Capture One. It does a great job. However, it’s slow and I really can’t stand the interface or file management scheme.
At this point I round-trip images from Aperture to C1 and back to Aperture. Sometimes. It’s such a pain in the ass. All my recent work is a maelstrom of C1 Sessions / databases & Aperture Libraries from here to tarnation.
Seriously guys, this sucks so hard I’ve reverted to shooting with my F3. All because there’s no toggle for lens corrections in Aperture.
I’ve looked everywhere. I’ve pleaded with Apple (no response, natch), asked every hacker friend I’ve got, prayed to every major deity… no answers yet.
So I put it to you, denizens of apertureexpert.com:
Is there any method - including those considered immoral, amoral, illogical, illegal or otherwise unsavory - to achieve this? My best idea so far was an AppleScript that would reach into the .RAF file headers and delete the metadata tags, but I’ve got no clue how to write such a thing (I tried, I cried, I admitted defeat). Is it even possible?
Anyway, thanks for reading.