Archive for the 'DNG' Category

May 3, 2005

DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Public Beta Released

DxO Labs Announces Public Beta release of DxO Optics Pro version 3.0 Software now featuring DxO Noise and DxO Lighting technologies.


Apr 28, 2005

Will the Future of Digital Images Be Open?

The OpenRaw Working Group has launched a Web site,, to promote open documentation of Raw file formats.

Apr 27, 2005

RAW storm in a teacup? Dave Coffin interviewed

If anyone understands the ins and outs of RAW, it’s Dave Coffin, he has reverse engineered the RAW formats of almost every digital camera on the market and provides his code (dcraw.c) freely for anyone to use.

Apr 27, 2005

DNG support status, April 05 From has posted a list of software and announced cameras that support Adobe’s non-proprietary DNG format.

Apr 25, 2005

Photographers ask camera makers to open up

A new organization of digital photographers is hoping to convince camera makers to unlock their proprietary file formats.

Apr 24, 2005

Information about Adobe DNG

With the recent Nikon White Balance Encryption debate and the launch of the OpenRAW intiative, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the Adobe DNG Specification. For those interested, PSN has assembled some resources to help readers find out more about DNG.

Apr 22, 2005

Nikon Responds. . .

Apr 21, 2005

Nikon – “Where does Photoshop come in?” – UPDATE

Apr 21, 2005

Nikon’s Photo Encryption Reported Broken

A Massachusetts programmer says he has broken a proprietary encryption code that has effectively forced some Nikon digital camera owners to use the company’s own software.

Apr 20, 2005

Bibble Labs Returns Nikon’s Volley

“Bibble Labs has successfully located and decoded this data allowing us to provide Full support for the D2X including correct application of camera white balance.”

Apr 17, 2005

Nikon encrypts D2X white balance metadata

In a post on Adobe’s User to User Forum for Camera Raw, Thomas Knoll, chief engineer for Camera Raw and the original author of Photoshop (developed along with his brother John Knoll) has stated that Nikon has taken the unusual step of encrypting the white balance information contained in NEF files written by Nikon’s new D2X and D2Hs cameras.

Thomas says in his post: “They (Nikon) decided to ENCRYPT the white balance data inside the NEF file for these cameras. Previously, the white balance data was stored in non-encrypted format, and was readable to third party raw converters using simple reverse engineering of the file format.

Apr 15, 2005

iView and Phase One Release Photo Bundle

Apr 13, 2005


Article written by Michael H. Reichmann

In every field there is a leader; a product that others seek to surpass, or at least catch up with. When it comes to raw file converters, Phase One’s Capture One fills that role. Though it wasn’t first to market, and still doesn’t support as wide a range of cameras as some competitors, like Adobe’s Camera Raw, for many photographers, especially pros, Capture One has become the program of choice for raw file conversion. But before being able to understand why this is the case, it’s necessary to have a look at what a raw file converter does. Indeed, what is a raw file?

Apr 1, 2005

‘Raw’ Format Is a Lifesaver – From

Source: Publish
By Edmund Ronald

“Opinion: Adobe’s DNG specification is a boon to software writers and smaller camera manufacturers, but the big players might resist it.

Will Adobe’s DNG (Digital Negative ) displace the current multitude of raw camera formats? I don’t really have an opinion, but I can provide some explanatory material to inform the debate.

Mar 14, 2005

RAW Developer 1.2.1 has been released.

Source: Iridient Digital

RAW Developer 1.2.1 has been released. Support for Adobe DNG files was added in version 1.2.

Mar 8, 2005

dcraw rewritten for DNG


dcraw to be rewritten for DNG

Dave Coffin has said that the program, in its soon to be released version 7.0, will not just add the support of DNG files, but be completely redesigned around the DNG format. This will mean more accurate colors, better white balance, etc.

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Mar 8, 2005

Hasselblad and Leica adopt DNG

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 8, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Hasselblad and Leica Camera AG are among the first camera manufacturers to commit to support the Digital Negative Specification (DNG).

Feb 27, 2005

The State of DNG Support


Here is a list of the software that already support the non-proprietary DNG format:

Feb 19, 2005

DxO adds support for DNG

Source: DxO Labs

Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) support: a world’s first for RAW image processing.

DxO Labs, now a leading player in the world of RAW software, is introducing a unique feature in DxO Optics Pro 2.2 with the option to output images in DNG format. Photographers can now enjoy even more flexibility in their workflow, as they’ll be able to combine the best that DxO Optics Pro has to offer (top-performing demosaicing, unique optical corrections, etc.) with the workflow of software that supports DNG as input format such as Adobe Camera Raw.

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Feb 7, 2005

Adobe Updates Camera Raw Plug-in and DNG Converter

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 7, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced availability of an updated Adobe® Camera Raw plug-in that adds compatibility for six new camera models, bringing the total number of raw camera formats supported within Adobe Photoshop® CS and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 to more than 70. In addition, Adobe announced expanded capabilities for the DNG Converter, which translates disparate raw photo formats into a single universal format, or digital negative, for long-term archiving.

Oct 21, 2004

Phase One® announces 2005 support for Adobe® DNG

Phase One A/S, Copenhagen, October 21th, 2004: Phase One®, a world leader in digital camera backs and DSLR RAW conversion software, welcomes Adobe’s latest initiative, the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), as an important step in facilitating the wider usage of raw formats. Phase One is announcing today the support of the Adobe DNG specification in upcoming releases of its highly respected C1-RAW Workflow Software in 2005.

Sep 1, 2004


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