I already learned that on raw images no white balance transformation has been applied yet.
1) If Aperture develops the preview images (without manually setting the WB by the user) it has to decide on some WB. This means Aperture has to either use some kind of automatic white balance algorithm (like the camera dos) or use some fixed values?
2) Can I somewhere see, which temperature and tint Aperture has automatically chosen to develop the raw image preview? The "White Balance" check box under "Adjustments" is per default unchecked and always contains the values "2861" and "14" for temperature / tint (which were obviously not used).
3) The raw images metadata contains a field "White Balance" that is e.g. set to "Auto White Balance" - but it does not seem to contain the WB settings the cameras AWB algorithm has chosen. Does Aperture respect the WB metadata in any way?