Converting Raw to DNG

Camera raw images may come from different manufacturers in diverse file formats, of which the DNG format is a more universal raw format. If your camera does not adopt DNG as one of its raw image formats, converting the raw images into DNG format can be useful for future editing.

The Digital Negative (DNG) format is a publicly available format featured as an open standard for proprietary raw files created by each camera manufacturer. The main advantage to using the DNG format is that you can restore the original state without causing any loss of quality or information.

To get started, freely download and install the DNG Converter from the Adobe web site for the following benefits:

  • It ensures that no generation loss occurs through the image editing process, so that you are able to make more precise color control, white balance and tone adjustments under the Import tab in FaceFilter.
  • It keeps additional private metadata belonging to the camera when converting, for which you may view the camera information (EXIF data) as shown on a raw image, such as creation date/time, exposure time, focal length, and the like in the lower Modify Panel of the Import tab in FaceFilter.

Converting Raw to DNG (for Pro only)