K-x software CD on Mac


kingkerouac

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 12:33
Hello there. New member here.
I bought my first Pentax - incidentally my first DSLR - at the weekend.
It's a K-x and I love it.
One problem. The CD that came with the camera, doesn't work on my Mac.
I think it may be because Pentax haven't updated compatibility with the latest OS.
Is there a way I can download this software?
I've heard it includes updates to firmware which will fix issues with battery life.
Sorry to jump right in with a question, but I'm itching to get started, and I want to make sure everything's up to date etc.

Regards and thanks in advance.
Kieran

tigershoot

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 12:45
What OS are you on?
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

wvbarnes

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 12:46
Welcome,

latest software at...

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/download_digital.html

The firmware update is a separate download and fixes the battery indicator giving a false reading. Instructions included that should be followed carefully with a fully charged battery (ironically)

The software update (covers all recent models) will be for the photo software useful for reading and converting RAW images but quite complex compared to other software on the market to use. There is otherwise nothing essential on your disc.

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kingkerouac

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 13:00
Thanks for that.
I've also emailed the Pentax support, to let them know.
I'm on Snow Leopard, which is 10.6+, I think.

Regards guys.

stub

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 13:25
Welcome..And a great first purchase, of a very underated camera.
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

tigershoot

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 14:32
OS 10.6. Wow I thought you might be on something old. I am on 10.4.11 !! I use Lightroom and have never bothered with Pentax's software.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

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kingkerouac

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 14:52
Thanks Bill Barnes.

Yes Tiger, I'm using 10.6. I usually use Photoshop. I presume that'll do the trick?

I presume from some of the comments here, that this disk doesn't really contain anything crucial to operation of the camera.

Thanks. What a helpful bunch, you all are.

Kieran

Unlocker

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 15:36
Best recommendations are iPhoto as you already have it or Aperture 3 off the App Store for 55. Once you get used to Aperture you will wonder how you ever managed without it!

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techno-terminator

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 15:44
I'm on 10.6 and I'm using Aperture too
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

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lainey

Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 18:03
i had the same problem with the CD that came with my Pentax K-x, but i just use photoshop that is in my college to edit any of my photos
link My youtube channel, check it out
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