Which Raw Format?

Started Oct 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Barry Pearson
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Re: Which Raw Format?
In reply to Tan68, Oct 7, 2012

Tan68 wrote:

i have read that DNG is a 'container'.  whatever that is.  i guess it is Word compared to Excel and whatever is put in the documents is up to the author/manufacturer.

DNG is not "just" a container, whatever that means! It is a true raw file format, with much more metadata than typical other raw file formats to describe the camera characteristics in a way that those other raw file format doesn't.

(So it is the only true archival raw file format. Have a look in Wikipedia or my website and blog. Or download the specification from the Adobe website - unlike nearly all other raw file formats, the specification is freely available).

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