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Zardoz
Zardoz Senior Member • Posts: 1,249
Re: DNG

Clint Dunn wrote:

I understand that the XTrans sensor requires unique RAW conversion algorithms but I wonder why Fuji didn't at least use the DNG standard for RAW. At least Adobe would have a leg up on the RAW conversion instead of starting from scratch.

It wouldn't help.  DNG is just a simply container format, so other than the (fairly simple) job of parsing RAF files, nothing substantial would change.  It would be possible to store "linear DNG", but then a significant portion of the raw processing has already happened in camera and you're no longer dealing with a true raw file.

It's stupid that Canon/Nikon/Sony/Fuji etc all use proprietary RAW formats....at least Leica uses DNG.

It'd be nice, but as mentioned above, not much would change.

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