DNG Converter: Enable JPG conversion

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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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Jose Alonso Leon

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I would add that it would be even cooler if DNG Converter could convert Tiff files into DNG.
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Gunther Wegner

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I agree: TIFF and even PNG can be easily converted / wrapped in Lightroom. Why not with DNG Converter? Would love to have those supported as well!
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chris tucker

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Hi Adobe! This should be in the next update to your software. Thanks!
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Thomas Wyatt

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I, too, support this request.
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RP Somers

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I support Gunther's request, please add this in the next release....
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Damian Vines

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Yes I want this feature too!
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brennan nance

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I think this really should come to fruition as well. Make it happen Adobe bros.
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David Walters

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Absolutely this should be done. Please add the support in the next version of DNG Converter
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Jody Brown

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Need this feature
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Roger Howell

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Make it so
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please!
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Khazaad

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How about, no!
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Gunther Wegner

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Still not implemented in DngConverter 8.8. :-(
It would be nice to get a statement from Adobe, why DngConverter still does not allow us to embed JPGs into a DNG container (while Lightroom does) and if they would please consider to implement this!
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I am in for Gunther's request as well.

Cheers
C
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It seems that Lightroom is the only way to batch convert (=export) a full batch of non raw format pictures to DNG. (I don't know for CC with Bridge).
A lot of Elements users deeply regret that you can't use the Organizer to open non raw files in ACR. In recent versions of the editor, you can open several non raw files at the same time in ACR, which is good. However, you have to 'save' them individually to DNG in the limited ACR dialog version. Letting the DNGconverter do the conversion like in Lightroom would be a very good solution.
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I, too, support this request.
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Detlef Denne

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I agree, please add JPG support to the DNG Converter.
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Aitor Arce

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+1
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Marion Wolf

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I support Gunther's request.
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Mark Anderson

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Hi, Adobe, this would be great. There's nothing like flexibility in software.
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Pedro Sá

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*****
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As Granny said- "You cannot make a silk purse from a sow's ear."
Briefly-
DNG files are fully un-processed RAW files with 14-bit data.
JPG files are compressed "lossy" 8-bit rendered files.
There is little point in converting JPG to DNG as you cannot recover lost quality and lost image data from the jpg.
And you can open JPG files in ACR, (from Bridge CTRL+R) but you will not have the full range of edit benefits that a 'true' raw image provides.
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Robert,
Obviously you don't see the point.
Lightroom users don't need this at all.
There are also other ACR users, particularly Elements users.
Today, most Elements users have jpegs to edit together with possible raw files.
As you say, they can open the jpeg files in ACR from the editor, but they can't open in ACR from the organizer. (Maybe a deliberate choice to push towards Lightroom). They have to save as DNG and re-import, possibly stack the DNG with the original
That's a major loss of time. You can't really imagine if you don't try yourself.
That's also a different workflow. Being able to use the same parametric and non destrctive workflow would be a significant bonus.
Of course, a jpeg is just that and does not offer all the raw advantages. But today, most users edit not only raw files, but the jpegs from their P&S or smartphones, the pictures they receive from the web. Editing in ACR is vastly superior, quicker and simpler than using the array of the tools in the editor.
With a single DNG version, you only keep one file. You have available three versions: the original, the default ACR version (generally already much better) and your own edits. No necessary need for version sets.
You can sort of 'batch process' jpegs, applying the same settings to many files.
Your options for color balance correction, shadow/highlight management, clarity, sharpening and denoising are superior.
I can tell you that if I have to process hundreds of pictures from various cameras from a given event, converting all jpegs to DNG in a batch before the editing session would save me a lot of time.
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I agree: TIFF and even PNG can be easily converted / wrapped in Lightroom. Why not with DNG Converter? Would love to have those supported as well!
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Great idea! Hopefully, this feature will be released in the next update.
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Christoph Malin

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Robert, this is for the worldwide renown LRTimelapse workflow many pro's work with including NASA for ISS footage and some hollywood studios. Thank you.
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Hi, I also agree jpg, tiff and png will be very welcome in ACR.  Also agree with Michael, Robert all you said is true, but you obviously don't understand why we are asking for this ability in ACR.  Michaels points about time saving are very relevant and Gunther Wagner's original request so, he can take advantage of it in his LRTimelapse program woul dbe awesome.
Thank you Gunther and Michael for expressing the need for the facility so clearly.
Tom Croll 
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I support this request!
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Tom Haines

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Yes, please help improve the amazing work Gunther is doing with your software.