Monday, September 27, 2004

Adobe's file format for raw digital camera images: DNG

Digital Negative (DNG)

Be interesting to know how "open" this format really is. Adobe is not known for its charity.

An open raw image format would be valuable.

Update: Slashdot coverage was very positive about Adobe's spec. It's an extension to TIFF, basically it's a spec for metadata that describes the RAW file and a spec for embedding that metadata in TIFF. I think it might even be applicable to compressed files (JPEG2000, JPEG) wrapped up in a TIFF wrapper. It may give TIFF new life. Sounds like a real plus.

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