Adobe DNG Converter integration with Bridge

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It would be wonderful if you could send files to Adobe DNG Converter from Bridge (or if DNG Converter was built into Bridge).
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jamie_f

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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Is it not enough that you can save raw files as DNGs in ACR called up from Bridge?
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jamie_f

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I had completely neglected that option, to be honest, but I don't think it would be practical when converting folders full of hundreds of images...
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So you want to right-click on a folder in Bridge and choose "Convert all files to DNG" and that should call up the DNG Converter and do the conversion, or at least fill in that folder into the Source area and wait for you to set the other options and click go.

The DNG Converter can be used in command line mode with individual files specified as parameters (along with other parameters that control the DNG conversion) so you might be able to write a script that calls the DNG Converter over and over for each file in a folder, and you might be able to define that script as an external editor for Bridge so you could convert all the files in a folder by right-clicking on one of those files and choosing your script, which would parse out the folder path from the file path and loop for each file in that folder.

Here is a thread that discusses creating a batch-file script under Windows down at the very end:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/398541
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That would be ideal, yes! :) I mean, as you mentioned it's already integrated into ACR, so something along those lines would seem to make sense as the next step.

Thanks for the link! I'm on OS X, but I assume a similar thing would work in theory. It had crossed my mind to look into using Automator (just in case there was something already in there to make it quicker), not thought of combining the result with Bridge...
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Mario Jauvin

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Actually this is possible, in Adobe Bridge select all the raw images you want to convert then click CTRL-r (on windows to enter camera raw), then click CTRL-a to select all images.  You should see the save images button.  Click on it and set your options and voila!