« on: September 10, 2013, 08:27:27 PM »
I think you're missing my point. If I do processing in Adobe's format (DNG), then unless I want to re-process at some point in the future when Adobe decides not to support DNG, I'm once again at their whim.
Isn't DNG an Adobe product? Why would I put files in that format, when I have no idea what they're going to do with it in the future? They aren't winning a lot of friends with their business strategies.
The DNG format is an free and completely open format developed by Adobe, just like pdf's. Converting files to DNG does not destroy your original, you have several options, one, make a copy (this doesn't touch your original), or two, make a copy and include the original RAW file inside it (again, this doesn't touch your original).
Doing this via the free fully supported DNG convertor just means Adobe have given you the ability to use unsupported newer cameras in older software, entirely for free, without touching your original image file. Name me one other software company that does that.
There are good reasons to chastise the corporate way we seem to be racing towards, but I really don't believe Adobe deserve most of the hysteria and inaccurate hyperbole being thrown at them.
If I carry RAW and DNG in my computer, I have the above issue and eat up more of my hard drive as well.
I repeat my question, do you work for Adobe?