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OK ... I've tried to find this answer to no specific avail ... If I choose to convert a few of my CR2 RAW images to the DNG format, will I then be able to open them into APHOTO and edit to my hearts content? I have been unable to find a straight answer to that question?

The longer that I use APHOTO, the more I find questions that I have had answers for using PS and LR ... but not so much here.

MGBJAY

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As you have Affinity Photo, why not just try converting a few of them and see how they work. Photo can open DNG files, but that's a rather generic format, so trying it for yourself is probably best and easiest.


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14 hours ago, MGBJAY said:

OK ... I've tried to find this answer to no specific avail ... If I choose to convert a few of my CR2 RAW images to the DNG format, will I then be able to open them into APHOTO and edit to my hearts content? I have been unable to find a straight answer to that question?

Straight answer - yes!  However (!) I'm assuming you're using Adobe's DNG converter - there may be other converters that don't produce a "real" DNG file.  


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14 hours ago, v_kyr said:
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Good Morning IanSG ... Thanks for the answer. I will be using ADOBE DNG. I thought I would give it a try and see what all the scuttlebut was all about. I am currently using mostly with my CANON EOS 5D. Yes, the original from back in 2007 I believe. It has been a versatile tool, and I hope to get a good number of years out of it still.

I prefer the native CR2 file format that it produces, and am simply curious about the DNG format, and want to see how it functions.

Again, Thanks.

MGBJAY

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2 hours ago, MGBJAY said:

I prefer the native CR2 file format that it produces, and am simply curious about the DNG format, and want to see how it functions.

Again, Thanks.

MGBJAY

I recently converted all my Pentax  DNG, Canon CR2 and Panasonic RW2 files to Pentax DNG - it saved quite a lot of disk space, but I didn't notice any other changes.  I'd be interested to hear if your results are different.


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I will  convert a few of my CR2 images and will share my experience as soon as I do that.

Not certain that I would convert all of them at this point. You are gutsy to do that all at once.

MGBJAY

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15 hours ago, MGBJAY said:

You are gutsy to do that all at once.

Thank you, but I tried a few files first, and the originals have been backed up!  That said, I now use the DNG converter to upload my SD cards, so I no longer keep the originals.


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