Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that allows you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the most universal DNG format. Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for exclusive and proprietary flat files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their unformatted camera files in a single format to facilitate cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification available for free, any developer can create software that supports and leverages DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
Features of Adobe DNG Converter Download
What is the Adobe (DNG) Converter?
The Adobe DNG Converter enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from the supported cameras listed below to a more universal DNG raw file.
What is a “raw” file?
A raw file contains the “raw” data captured by the digital camera sensor before it has been converted to JPEG or TIFF. Cameras that create JPEG or TIFF files process (and in the case of JPEG files, compress) the sensor data.When working with raw files, the file is not compressed or processed in the camera-instead, our software gives the user complete control over the conversion settings. For example, white balance is not applied to the raw file but is stored with the file so the software can default to the originally intended setting. Other information contained in a DNG file includes standard EXIF metadata (just like in JPEG files), date, time, camera used, and camera settings.
Benefits of raw files
Some of the benefits of shooting raw include:
• Smaller files than uncompressed TIFF
• Does not have the artifacts of compressed JPEGs
• Many key camera parameters, such as white balance, can be modified even after the image is captured
• You have complete control over conversion settings rather than letting the camera decide
• Access to 16-bit data for greater detail and fidelity
• Flexibility of converting a single file using multiple conversion settings