I have a Nikon D5300

This problem just started this week, never happened before.

The problem: Everytime I convert a NEF file to a DNG the picture gets a green tint

Im using Adobe DNG Converter (updated to the latest version)

I recently also updated the NEF Codecs

  • 4
    \$\begingroup\$ Don't convert to DNG. Problem solved. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ See also photo.stackexchange.com/q/62/15871 \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ > Everytime I convert a NEF file to a DNG the picture gets a green tint -- in what software it shows? \$\endgroup\$
    – Iliah Borg
    Apr 26, 2015 at 18:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Michael Clark : You are so right in fact. \$\endgroup\$
    – Iliah Borg
    Apr 26, 2015 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm using Photoshop Elements 10 \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26, 2015 at 22:46

1 Answer 1


The general problem with converting from any raw format to DNG is there are often features that have not been ported or do not work well. It is expected that DNG will not work as well as the native raw format, unless the native raw format is already DNG.

In this particular case, the problem is likely related to white balance. Nikon may have issued a firmare update that changed the way the information is stored. Or Adobe may have introduced a bug in one of its updates.

Your options are:

  • Wait until Adobe fixes the problem.
  • Don't convert to DNG.
  • Use the software that Nikon recommends.
  • Adjust white balance manually.
  • Switch to a better supported camera system.

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