File formats you can import into the library

Aperture supports most image, audio, and video file formats captured by digital cameras. File types and formats that can be imported into your Aperture library include:

  • GIF

  • JPEG

  • JPEG2000

  • PDF

  • PNG

  • PSD (8- and 16-bit)

  • TIFF (8- and 16-bit)

  • BMP

  • DNG

  • RAW files from a variety of supported digital cameras

  • AIF

  • WAV

  • MOV


    Important: Aperture does not support 1080p AVCHD footage recorded at 60 frames per second (fps) or 50 fps.

Note: For a list of supported digital cameras, go to