Model Mentor Studio

Posts: 1358

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


The Next Affect

Posts: 527

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



Posts: 487

Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

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

Jan 12 13 12:42 pm Link


pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1550

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

raw , but dng is also

Jan 12 13 12:55 pm Link


Mark Salo

Posts: 10106

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


GER Photography

Posts: 8462

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



Posts: 1301

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


Posts: 12

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