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Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,351
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  Quote 
The Next Affect
Posts: 510
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  Quote 
Posts: 482
Miami, Florida, US

Do you have a link to the pictures????
Jan 12 13 12:42 pm  Link  Quote 
pixel dimension ilusion
Posts: 1,280
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

raw , but dng is also
Jan 12 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Mark Salo
Posts: 8,197
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  Quote 
GER Photography
Posts: 7,758
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  Quote 
Posts: 991
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  Quote 
Digital Artist
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  Quote 
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