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DNG: The Pros, Cons, and Myths of the Adobe Raw File Format

Is it wise to convert your raw files to the Adobe DNG format? If you are using Lightroom or Photoshop with Camera Raw, you have the option to convert your master files to DNG. In this article I want to focus on the benefits of converting, the reasons why converting to DNG may not always be ideal or necessary, as well as tackle some of the misinformation about DNG.

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a photography business. One of those areas, digital asset management (DAM), deals with, well, managing your digital assets, your image files.

I discovered Adobe’s open standard Digital Negative Graphics (DNG) file format. There are a number of advantages to converting your proprietary raw files (CR2, NEF, etc.) to DNG files, including file size, embedded file verification, future compatibility, and speed.

Leica: Use Lightroom Until Apple Photos is Cured of the Monochrom DNG Bug

After issuing a warning earlier this month that a DNG file bug with its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera could cause the annihilation of photographers' Apple Photos libraries, Leica has just issued an updated statement.

The company is recommending that photographers using the Monochrom (Typ 246) refrain from using Apple Photos until Apple updates its software with a fix.

Yikes: Leica Monochrom DNG Bug Can Wipe Out Your Apple Photos Library

Leica has discovered a serious bug that owners of the new Monochrom (Typ 246) need to be aware of. The camera's DNG files have been found to be incompatible with Apple's new Photos app. It's not just that they can't be opened: the files could corrupt your library and cause you to lose your entire photo collection.

Nokia Publishes DNG RAW Image Samples Taken with Lumia Phones to Silence Critics

When Nokia announced that the new Lumia 1520 and the current Lumia 1020 would both soon have DNG Raw capabilities, the response was polarized -- half of the smartphone photo community was excited, the other half skeptical. Would these files really give you the latitude that RAW is known for? Or would they just be a massive waste of hard drive space.

Adobe Expands DNG Specification to Include Lossy Compression

Adobe has officially added lossy compression into the latest specification (1.4) for its Digital Negative (DNG) RAW file format. The new Lossy DNG, which first appeared as a feature in Lightroom 4 earlier this year, gives photographers a middle-ground between the quality of lossless DNG photos and the small file size of JPEG photos.

The NVIDIA RTX 4090 is Amazing, and Photographers Should NOT Buy It

When NVIDIA reached out to ask if we wanted to try the new RTX 4090 GPU, we almost said "no." Most of our readers are photographers, and most photo editing simply doesn't require a top-tier GPU. But we did say "yes" because we wanted to answer a different, more relevant question: do photo editors need a GPU at all? And if so, how much do you need to spend to get top-notch photo editing performance?

Match Your Favorite Style Instantly With Imagen Talent AI Profiles

Imagen has come a long way in the months since PetaPixel initially reviewed the service with the improved workflows and further enhancement of Talent AI Profiles. These AI profiles have been created by industry-leading photographers with unique editing styles so that any user can instantly edit their own images to match them instantly.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Review: The Only Camera You Really Need

Given Apple's annual release schedule, if you were to upgrade your iPhone every time you could, you probably have not been all that impressed from generation to generation in recent years. I think that changes with the iPhone 14 Pro, because the main camera is really something special.

What is a TIFF File? Everything You Need to Know

TIFF is a fairly common file type and is often requested by print agencies since it was made with printing in mind by a company that developed desktop publishing apps. TIFF has been around for a long time and is very versatile, handling black and white, various color spaces, such as CYMK, RGB, and even spot colors with ease.