I'm completely new to Aperture, just bought Aperture 3 about a week ago and am slowly finding my way. Only other "post processing" I've done was of the most minimal sort via iPhoto. Background long ago - I was in color film, long, long ago. Very new to becoming interested in digital from a more serious point of view. My main goal is to be able to use my camera, in my case an E-P2, as the best means to an end that I can..and not rely on post processing. However, since I'm not there yet...and I want to be realistic, I knew I'd want to use a software program that I'd feel most at home with - therefore Aperture, even currently without RAW for my particular camera. I know that Kevin Paris at facefullofbees.com, and an active member here as well, has created a work around Apple Script for using RAW from the E-P1 and E-P2 and I'm probably going to buy his script from him here: http://facefullofbees.com/. I'll also put in a plug for him because he's got one for the GF1 RAW support, too. Although I've gotten some very helpful feedback privately from another member who uses both Aperture and this Apple Script, I thought I'd start off this thread because I can't be the only person around who is interested. I know there are several others including Kevin and my member source who should be able to offer some helpful advice and lend a hand. First, I'm going to ask about this RAW conversion Apple Script. Here's what I understand so far, at least what I think I understand: The work flow goes something like this: a) Import RAW files to a folder. b) Run them through the script (drag and drop?). c) Drag converted files to Aperture? The files are dropped onto the application and create fine-name_copy.orf in the same folder as the originals. These files are now labeled "E30" rather than E-P1/-P2 in the invisible header and therefore Aperture applies its E30 preset to these files. Since this will be the E30, it may or does have some effect sometimes on the color - yes? And that there can be some lens distortions because it doesn't correct for this in RAW but there is a "plug-in" available called "PT-lens"... That's about all I think I know about the Apple Script deal for RAW. I'd love to hear from Kevin and everyone else who uses it to see if what I've written matches their experience and if not to explain how it works for them. Please take into consideration that I am a complete neophyte and have no idea if this would put me over the edge or what. Meanwhile, what I do like about this Aperture 3 is its new ability to let me shoot both RAW and jpeg download to iPhoto (I believe) import the jpegs, then select which I want for now in RAW...use the Apple Script or store the RAWs elsewhere for the day that I want the RAW and/or Aperture supports it natively. Thus far, all I've touched are jpegs..haven't even bothered with RAW because I can't use them yet. I know many on here are RAW stalwarts and as Don AKA Streetshooter said to me, or something like this: "You can't save a dead jpeg." Sometimes I am lucky enough to get off an exposure that really doesn't need much work...so that's nice. Anyway, this is my first post hoping for some Aperture users to get involved. Any and all help will be much appreciated and if there are any others out there, please be my guest to add in your own questions/comments, too.