Adobe's updated raw-image format now handles stitched panoramas and HDR photos, part of a plan to attract more photographers and allies. Adobe hopes to see the features used -- but isn't promising anything.
A new iOS camera app called Digital Negative uses Adobe's DNG format to store uncompressed photos, but it's not the original raw sensor data. Developer Cypress Innovations hopes Apple will open up.
Lightroom 4 brings new performance advantages to Adobe's Digital Negative photo format--and this time, proprietary raw images don't get the features.
The next version of the Digital Negative converter will be the last for PowerPC Macs. Does this have implications for Lightroom?
Adobe plugs a hole in its raw file format that currently limits its usefulness, issuing a release candidate for software to let Windows users view DNG files.
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The DNG codec for 32-bit Vista is now available for download. Plus, Adobe fleshes out its camera profile and image-validation metadata.
Adobe's Digital Negative format hasn't caught on widely. Standardizing might help, and Adobe has given DNG to a major standards group to evaluate.
Adobe doesn't think that JPEG XR--a potential higher-end sequel to ordinary JPEG--will bump into its own DNG format.
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