Apple has introduced updated software for use of the camera RAW format with Aperture and iPhoto.

The 2.29MB Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.0 is available through Software Update or from Apple’s support site.

The software offers support for the RAW format for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 using a variety of new Hasselblad, Leaf Aptus, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony digital camera models and camera backs.