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DNG is an open RAW format from Adobe, used by all Adobe product and is beginning to be used by additional products.

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DNG updates settings in the file itself?

I do know that fiddling with stuff in LR is non-destructive to the original raw data, as only the settings themselves are changed. With CR2 files, LR writes an XML file with the same base name, and ...
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How is it that DNG files are smaller?

Adobe points out that DNG files are smaller. For my CR2 files that I tried (from a Canon 70D), that is indeed the case and the originals are >14% larger than the converted. From their generic ...
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I am not able to open raw files I have previously opened in photoshop 5.1

I use the Adobe DNG converter for raw files from my Nikon D3300 (which is a pain but I do it) but now I have to do that same thing for my Nikon D7000 ... even for files that I have previously opened ...
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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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exporting files from DNG to jpg

I standard convert all my NEF file to DNG for easy access and because all metadata is stored in the file, instead of a sidecar xmp file. When I use export file and the orginal file is DNG I just get ...
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What are the pros and cons of saving as DNG in camera and saving as proprietary RAW and convert in lightroom in post?

I'm using the DNG format in my workflow and are going to use a friends camera for my next photo shoot. It's a Pentax 645D and it can save the images as both DNG and PEF. I will convert my images to ...
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Is there a better DNG workflow for monochromatic-lit scenes to produce B&W images with more detail?

I am going to take a few photos of hardware for documentary purposes; unfortunately the only light available is monochromatic (think of low pressure sodium-vapor lamp). This is not really a big ...
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Is it possible to extract a JPEG that has been converted into DNG?

It's possible to convert JPEG's to DNG in Lightroom. Is it possible to extract the original JPEG again after conversion (a 1:1 identical copy to the originally imported one) later on?
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Can edits from multiple photo editing programs be saved in the same DNG?

When using the traditional sidecar approach, multiple programs can edit the same file as the edits are saved as instuctions outside of the RAW file itself. As long as the sidecar file isn't shared, ...
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Can I save multiple Lightroom virtual copies (the whole stack) in a single DNG file?

This question is similar to Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?, but tackles an adjacent problem. When handling multiple virtual copies of a DNG file the ...
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When RAW files are converted to DNG, are any irreversible demosaicing happening or not?

I know this almost touches some other questions already asked here, but it's actually aligned a bit different. This is not about DNG vs RAW, rather just about the demosaicing step in the conversion. ...
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Lightroom 5. “Convert photo to DNG” then “Save metadata to file”?

In my workflow, I import - select - keyword - retouch - rename - and convert .nef photos to .dng. Then I archive all images. If then I retouch again my dng in the develop module, do I need to ...
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Can I embed existing JPEG's into DNG's as a preview?

Using CHDK with my Canon A550 I get DNG files that do not have an embedded preview image only a very small thumbnail (see this question). However, alongside the DNG a full resolution JPEG file is ...
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Troubleshooting lightroom and corrupted dngs

I'm using Lightroom 5 on Windows 8.1. I have a ton of photos from a wedding gig a week ago. I've already gone through about 1/3 of them, rated them and done some basic adjustments to some. Yesterday ...
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Lossy, linear, 8-bit DNG colorspace technical explanation?

I read a few articles about lossy DNG, and here is a very technical thread for example: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4132283 I get what lossy means, but the other important aspect is that it's 8 ...
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Should I convert ARW to DNG? [duplicate]

This is with reference to the Sony NEX-5R. I have gotten into the habit of telling Lightroom to convert all ARW to DNG when I import them, in the hope that DNG, being an open format rather than a ...
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How can I change the pixel data in a DNG while keeping all the metadata?

I am looking for some free tools that will let me easily process the pixel data in a RAW file (DNG or NEF) while keeping the metadata untouched. Are there any such tools? Use case: I am ...
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How do I prevent photoshop shrinking my RAW files?

Converted a RAW image to DNG but photoshop resizes them from 30mb to 8.5mb ?
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Is there a feasible workaround for Leica M Monochrom DNG files with Apple aperture?

So far Aperture does not support Leica M Monochrom DNG's and the best way I have found to get the files into Aperture is to open the DNG's up in Adobe DNG, export them as TIFFs and import the TIFFs ...
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How to bulk convert Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNG outside Lightroom?

I like the new option of "Lossy DNG" to save some disk space on some of my files. Now I want to convert a part of my existing Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNGs. Lightroom can do that for a couple, but It ...
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How to get rid of dead/stuck pixels in a chdk generated DNG?

I am using a canon ixus 300 HS camera and configured it to shoot RAW (DNG) by using CHDK (version: 1.0.0-1825; latest build for ixus 300 HS). At first sight, all seems ok and the DNG's are generated ...
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Saving of Settings of NIK plugins (like Color Efex Pro) per photo

I use Color Efex Pro of NIK a lot. Sometimes just to try out a setting and to know how it looks without feeling the need to save all those huge TIFF files. There is a possibility to save settings but ...
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Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?

I'm interested in starting to convert my photos to DNG instead of NEF, because it allows Lightroom to embed it's metadata into the actual files, and because the "fast indexing" feature makes ...
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Does Adobe DNG Converter remove EXIF information?

I shoot all my pictures in the DNG format (supported natively by the Pentax cameras), but they come uncompressed. I am now going through the process of compressing my entire library using the Adobe ...
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What's your opinions on DNG format ? Positive and negative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG? I have several questions: - When I convert my Canon CR2 RAW file to Adobe DNG foramt to ...
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Preserving SRW files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future? I'm using GNU/Linux and am an open format guy, so I have a proprietary SRW file from my Samsung camera. Now, ...
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What's the difference between PEF and DNG RAW formats?

I just recently purchased a Pentax K-r. It has two formats to shoot raw with, PEF and DNG. Are there advantages or disadvantages with using one over the other?
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Compressing DNG files in Lightroom

I shoot with my Pentax K10d in the DNG format. The camera produces the files in an uncompressed format. I would like to save some disk space by compressing all in a batch process too in Lightroom. ...
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Will converting images to DNG improve post-processing performance in Lightroom?

I would like to know if converting my RAW files to DNG will improve the overall speed of Lightroom. The most painful issue is that it takes between 5 and 10 seconds to get my 1:1 image rendered when I ...
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How can I convert a proprietary raw image format to Adobe DNG?

I have a proprietary raw camera image format taken from a Aptina camera. Its raw file format is 16bit per color channel, 'GRBG' mode with file extension .raw. No headers, nothing, just plan raw bayer ...
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Is it worth to keep the preview image in the DNG files?

My camera ( Pentax K-x ) creates DNG files which contain two preview jpeg images. One rather small ( 640x480 ) and a full-size ( 4288x2848 ) image. The second one increases the DNG size by 10%. ...
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Do I lose anything converting to DNG?

I'd like to convert all my ARW (Sony) files to DNG for several reasons, but the only thing keeping me back from doing it is the fear of losing useful metadata during the conversion. I know that the ...
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Should I convert my JPEG images to DNG in Lightroom 3?

I am new to LR3 and have decided to convert RAW images to DNG on import. However, I have about 8000 or so JPEG images that I have brought in to LR and I am on the fence as to whether to leave them in ...
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Viewing thumbnails of RAW, DNG, PSD, TIFF, and other files in Windows 7

I am curious if there is a way to see thumbnails for more than the default file types (i.e. GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG) in Windows 7. I tend to use other formats like DNG, CRW, CR2, TIFF, etc., and sadly, ...
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Which cameras support DNG natively?

Not all cameras support DNG natively. That is, if you want to process DNG files they need to be converted from the camera's proprietary RAW format to DNG afterwards. So, which cameras support DNG ...
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What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?

Personally, I shoot in DNG and avoid the proprietary RAW format for my camera (PEF on a Pentax K200D). I like DNG because it's open and supports embedded metadata, both of which is not true with ...
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Is switching to DNG worthwhile?

I'm aware of the difference between RAW and DNG file formats. The RAW format is proprietary to the camera manufacturer while DNG is an open standard. DNG files can be compressed without loss of ...