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Do you save your originals as DNG or RAW?

DNG
- 22 (26.8%)
RAW
- 60 (73.2%)

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digitaldog

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Re: DNG or RAW
« Reply #280 on: January 16, 2014, 09:07:17 PM »

in camera raw (DNG or not)... no changes at all except the camera model name inside... wait... was it Canon with different names for cameras in Japan and the rest of the world  ::) - what a perfect example
OK, got it. But there IS a change and that change prevents the conversion to DNG. Even if it takes Thomas 30 seconds to change this, the issues remain, users can't access that raw outside the manufacturer's converter. And Adobe and everyone else has to spend 30 seconds and all the time updating their software while we wait. And the cycle continues.
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Re: DNG or RAW
« Reply #281 on: January 16, 2014, 09:09:53 PM »

Hi,

My take is that there are minor changes, but enough changes so a new camera file won't work in existing raw converters.

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Erik



actually it works... just take hex editor and play w/ raws files  :)
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Re: DNG or RAW
« Reply #282 on: January 16, 2014, 09:10:12 PM »

it embeds custom DNG profile if that profile is referenced in a sidecar xmp file at the moment of conversion
OK so if I have this correct:

You open the camera raw (which of course that converter understands).
You set say ACR for a custom DNG camera profile (since DNG profiles work with non DNG raws thankfully).
THEN you convert to DNG, that newer DNG camera profile is embedded. Of course that makes perfect sense, any other behavior would be a bad idea.
And of course lots of other data that was previously stored in a sidecar is now embedded in the DNG.
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