Photographer

Rick OBanion Photo

Posts: 1351

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Which do retouching artists prefer? Have some pics just wanted to know whether to convert first

Jan 12 13 09:05 am Link

Retoucher

The Next Affect

Posts: 521

Houston, Texas, US

Either or because a DNG is just a converted RAW that can be opened up in Photoshop or other retouching programs. Some people can't open up CR2 or NEF files in Photoshop so they need to convert them to DNG. I can open either or in my Photoshop.

Jan 12 13 10:06 am Link

Retoucher

RON IMAGES EDITED

Posts: 483

Miami, Florida, US

Do you have a link to the pictures????

Jan 12 13 12:42 pm Link

Retoucher

pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1355

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

raw , but dng is also

Jan 12 13 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8378

Olney, Maryland, US

RAW is customized to the camera by the manufacturer.  DNG is a standardized one fits all sizes.

Jan 12 13 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7935

Imperial, California, US

One reason I love shooting Pentax is I have the choice of shooting in DNG, so I don't have to convert my files to o,pen them in PS.

Jan 12 13 01:11 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1038

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The native RAW file format with ZERO compression.
A compressed RAW or DNG may limit the RAW converter options, not everybody uses Lightroom/ACR.

Jan 12 13 01:35 pm Link

Digital Artist

OutfernO

Posts: 11

Ajaccio, Corse, France

DNG file is just a RAW file with the xmp file included in it, you dont have any compression in a DNG, just more practical to move your DNG than move your RAW file and xmp same time

Jan 19 13 05:21 am Link