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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Saving RAW Files in Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) Format

At this point in time, there’s a concern with the RAW file format because there’s not a single, universal format for RAW images—every digital camera manufacturer has its own. That may not seem like a problem, but what happens if one of these camera companies stops supporting a format or switches to something else? Seriously, what if a few years from now there was no easy way to open your saved RAW photos? Adobe recognized this problem and created the Digital Negative (DNG) format for long-term archival storage of RAW images.

Step One:

As of the writing of this book, only a few major camera manufacturers have built in the ability to save RAW files in Adobe’s DNG format (although we believe ...

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