gunther_wegner's profile

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5.1K Points

Mon, Dec 22, 2014 4:54 PM

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DNG Converter: Enable JPG conversion

Lightroom is capable to convert JPGs into DNG. The DNG Converter unfortunately currently is not. Please add JPG support to the Adobe DNG Converter. Thank you very much for considering!

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1.2K Points

5 y ago

With Bridge and ACR you can batch convert JPG to DNG.  Select the JPG's in Bridge, select open in Camera RAW, then select Save Image select DNG as he Format and hit save.  Not quite as productive as using the DNG converter but close.  Maybe this helps the Time Lapse folks?

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60 Points

5 y ago

I support Gunther's request, and i want to this improvement.

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60 Points

5 y ago

I support Gunther's request. It is a workflow issue, not an issue of inherent image quality or the availability of other tools.

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4.9K Points

5 y ago

I don't claim to be an expert in this area. But if you want to convert from raw to JPEG  immediately without any postprocessing, why not just shoot JPEG in the first place?

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60 Points

5 y ago

I support Gunther's request, so please add JPG support to the Adobe DNG Converter.

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156 Points

4 y ago

+1

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60 Points

4 y ago

Hello Adobe? Please add this functionality to DNG Converter. Pleeease.

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46 Messages

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888 Points

4 y ago

You can open your DNG files in the ACR plug-in and/or Lightroom and convert the files to JPEG or other formats.

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60 Points

4 y ago

I support Gunther's request, so please add JPG support to the Adobe DNG Converter.

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62 Points

4 y ago

Hi there,  I also support Gunthers request since I just got locked in the workflow and needed time consuming getting everything converted so I could continue.

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60 Points

4 y ago

I, too, support this request.

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26K Points

4 y ago

What advantage would there be placing a JPEG into a DNG? Doesn't make it raw. Container allows embedding of metadata like DNG. 
A true raw, converted to DNG and with processing instructions from ACR/Lightroom can embed a decent sized JPEG of that rendering in the DNG container and now that IS useful. But you've setup ACR/LR for that specific rendering. Nothing like that will ever find it's way into the DNG converter! There are two other pay-for tools for that task. 

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26K Points

4 y ago

What you wish to do, convert a DNG to a JPEG is possible today

Open DNG converter, set preferences for the size of embedded JPEG you wish (probably Full Size).
Convert to DNG. 
Extract the JPEG from the DNG using this free utility on Mac or Windows:
http://michaeltapesdesign.com/instant-jpeg-from-raw.html

Thanks to some new data from Thomas Knoll, it's clear that the DNG converter produces it's own JPEG from the raw which is ideal. It uses a default but it's still a high quality, high resolution JPEG:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/dng-converter-preview-ignores-image-orientati...

I just tested this with a virgin CR2. Converted, used large preview for JPEG and extracted that JPEG from the DNG. From a old Canon 5D, got a 4K sized JPEG on the long axis!

The DNG converter can already create a full sized JPEG using it's default settings to do so and that JPEG can quickly and easily be extracted! You just need the right (free) tools to do so: DNG converter and IJFW from Mr. Tapes. 

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5.1K Points

4 y ago

The request in this thread is to wrap a JPG into a DNG. Yes, and at the end, I will be ectracting a JPG again, but this time a preview with the XMP edits applied.

I'm using this technique since years in LRTimelapse to extract low resolution previews from RAW+XMP data. The only thing that doesn't work, is using this trick on JPGs. Because the DNG Converter does not allow JPGs to be wrapped to DNG and therefore I cannot extract the developed preview for those files.

So again - this was the one and only purpose of my request in this thread and I'm happy to repeat it once more:

@Adobe, please give us the option to wrap JPGs into DNGs the same way like it's already possible in Lightroom. I know, this usage not the originalted purpose of the DNG converter, but it's a fast and reliable way to get developed previews.
The timelapse community using LRTimelapse is ten thousands of users - most of them Lightroom users as well. So we have a huge common user base and LRTimelapse is driving lots of new users to Lightroom as well, since it's the market leading softwar for time lapse editing.

@Andrew: may I ask you to open up another thread for things that don't belong to my topic, thanks.

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64 Points

4 y ago

Nice technical battle between experts. Unfortuneately a little off track in the meantime. I am a dumb customer. The question is not if I need a special feature. I just want it. I am the customer. I pay for all this. And I want a certain feature. It helps me doing things the way I like. 
@Adobe please add this feature !


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