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Mark2d Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: DNG vs ARW

I used to convert all my images to DNG with the thought that all edits to my RAW files from LightRoom could be contained in one file, that is, no sidecar. I thought it sounded simpler.

The downside (I realized much later) was that any edit to pictures in LightRoom would cause those DNG files to change... and when I ran my backup program, it would have to rewrite all the DNG files that had changed. If I had a heavy session of edits, this could run into the thousands of large files. Those backups were slow.

I quit doing that, and now just use the RAW Sony files with the sidecar file. When I do a backup, it's usually very fast, because those sidecar files with the development instructions are very tiny.

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