At this point, as of DNG Converter 3.1 (the one that came with Camera Raw v3.1) all of the private maker notes from original NEF & CR2 files are being migrated from the original proprietary raws into the converted DNGs. As a result, I am now converting all my CR2 files to DNG. In the future, more formats' private maker notes will also be migrated according to Thomas Knoll.
Check out the PSN article I wrote: DNG Workflow
You say you are in the process of converting your CR2 files to the
DNG format.Can I ask if you are converting and deleting the original
CR2 files or are you keeping the original CR2's as well?
I ask because I have arrived at a similar crossroad but still have
concerns regarding such a move.
Once a file is converted to DNG are there any other applications,at
present,that can open these files either for a different processing
'flavor' or for security concerns.After all,part of the impetus for creating
the DNG standard was partially born out of fear that at some point in the future certain proprietary RAW formats would be unreadable due to uncontinued manufacturer support for said formats.Though not
likely,but not impossible,what happens if Adobe falls to some unforseen event in the future.It has been stated in numerous forums
that if should such an event occur Adobe will ensure that the code
will be,or maybe it already is,in the public domain.
I'm not trying to stir up controversy where none really exists but
rather trying to come to terms with the implications that a whole
scale archive conversion to DNG could present.
Today,I could process my 1Ds/1DsM2 in any one of more than 1/2
a dozen Raw converters but I suspect that flexability,and redundancy,
would be lost should I convert to DNG.
Backing up multiple file formats on multiple storage media would
quickly become far too time consuming for most modestly busy
professional photographers who are already overburdened handling,
in most cases,just one file format.
I guess the point of my rambling is to try to understand if there is, or
would be,an option to converting a DNG file outside of the Adobe
Camera RAW environment.ACR is my primary choice but I do use
others for specific tasks and reasons