RawHide For Aperture


iTunesYour library needs to go on a diet! Convert RAW images files into JPEGs directly in Aperture and save space.

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.

We can also automatically generate some smart albums that are very appropriate for processing your converted. See this article for further details and instructions.


√ 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.
√ Converted images can be located in any folder/disk selected by the user and imported as a referenced file.
√ Extract the JPEGs and or RAWs from Aperture's RAW+JPEG storage.


√ 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.
√ Additional disk space can be saved by locating converted images on an external disk and importing them into Aperture as referenced files.

Demo Mode Notes: 
The demo version allows you to convert as many images as you want in any quality using any settings. Each converted image will be visibly watermarked. Purchase it from the Mac App Store or here and name your own price to remove this restriction.

Visit the Rawhide For Aperture Support Page.

Or send an email to support@ssoftltd.com

Change Log: 

V1.5.11 Better support for more language translations in Aperture.
V1.5.10 Bug fixes for various language translations in Aperture. Fixes for RAW+JPEG separation modes that prevent any IPTC export error dialogs being raised.
V1.5.7.1 Bug fixes: Validates an export profile used during the conversion process. Removes demo mode restrictions on which Aperture versions can be used.
V1.5.6 Improves the quaility of generated JPEGs at every quality setting. This can result in larger JPEG file sizes at your previously choosen setting, so you might want to re-verify if the setting is still appropriate for you.
V1.5.4 Bug Fixes: Corrects regression where selected processing option did not take effect. Fix for retina equipped macs for which RawHide generated 2x resolution JPEGs.
V1.5 New conversion mode to fixed width/length. Prevents machine from sleeping while conversion is taking place.
V1.4.2 √ 3 new modes to separate RAW+JPEG pairs. You can now: 1. Extract both the JPEG and the RAW. 2. Extract just the RAW 3. Extract just the JPEG. √ Customize the keywords applied to the processed images. Now supports OS X 10.6 and above (64bit).

Full release notes available here.