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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Gunther Wegner

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Posted 5 years ago

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chris tucker

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Anyone have any idea how to unsubscribe from this thread? The stupidity is killing me and its obvious that adobe is not listening.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Up in the top right corner is an unfollow button Chris.
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Alexandros Mastoras

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amazing!
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Robert Kenworthy

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yes needs to be done

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kelly coyle

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Needs to be done! Support Gunther's amazing software! he's took days off our work loads!
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Kevin Vandivier

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Get'r done please!
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Andrew Rodney

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Not going to happen, move on. 
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Kevin Vandivier

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Out of curiosity, do you know why not or have an idea?
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Andrew Rodney

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Both. 

1. The request was made FIVE years ago. Time to move on.... 
2. The DNG converter's role isn't to do as requested. 
3. There's already Adobe software to do as requested. 
4. I am an Adobe Beta (since Photoshop 2.5). 
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1Things and needs change over time and there is a valid need for the DNG Converter to convert jpg's and tiffs.

2 Again, things change over time... The need is huge for this to happen.

3 This is true, however, in the professional world of photography, the software written out there rely's on the dng converter and we pro's rely on it as well. Sure there are other ways around it all, but it is slower, much slower and time is something none of us can buy more of.

4 Thanks for your service. Im sure PS is better because of you. Believe me when I tell you that I'm very grateful for those like you who can help make my world easier. I've been a pro shooter for over 40 years now and have shot for many of the top businesses and magazines, including National Geographic Society, Life Magazine, IBM, etc. Much of what I can do today, I could do in the film days. It's just that in those days what takes me seconds today took me weeks then. Please help us get this done.
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>>1Things and needs change over time and there is a valid need for the DNG Converter to convert jpg's and tiffs.<<

Why? The purpose is to convert proprietary raws to DNG for free, so users can access those DNG's in older versions of Adobe software. 

READ:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html
The Adobe DNG Converter enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from supported cameras to a more universal DNG raw file. Another benefit of using the DNG Converter is backward compatibility.

YOU want to convert JPEG's to DNG (and there's hardly any reason to do so), there are two products from Adobe that do that and have for years and years. 
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Kevin Vandivier

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Thank you Andrew!
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Liviu z

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Yes please
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David Converse

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DNG is an open standard, a variant of TIFF which is also open. I don't understand why the people wanting this can't hire a developer or pay someone like the ImageMagik developers to add this capability.
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I think some people enjoy complaining almost as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it. ;-)
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Kevin Vandivier

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I don't think myself or others are trying to just complain. I do think David raises a good point. Gunther, what do you think about Davids suggestion?

Thanks guys!