Call for DNG support from camera manufacturers Locked

Started Nov 8, 2008 | Discussions thread
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echelon2004 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,128
Re: Won't matter ...

Barry Pearson wrote:

echelon2004 wrote:

They know just as well as we do that DNG is useless if the raw
converter doesn't support the native file (cfa needs to be specified).

Not true. In fact, I don't know of any raw converters that only
support DNGs if they also support the native raws of that camera.

That's pretty much what I said. No DNG support if the native format isn't supported.

Sure, sometimes the only support is in form av a DNG converter, but nevertheless you must have support for the native file.

I might care about DNG the day I use a piece of software that supports the DNG version before the native raw format. That hasn't happened yet.

Either way I find it absolutely unlikely that any of the serious companies will drop support for a format previously supported. Why spend time and money on removing a few lines of code? It's not as if they streamline the code as it is ...

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