Lightroom / DNG: Is there potential for any problem when reverting from DNG back to original raw format?

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I noticed one can revert from DNG to original raw format if DNG is missing, simply by choosing the corresponding original format raw file when "locating" the missing DNG (and answering an "Are You Sure" prompt). I was surprised about this, and am now wondering if there is any potential for trouble in doing this.

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If not, then I'd like to suggest the "Find Nearby Photos Too" feature be enhanced to be able to auto-choose the original raw format for all the others in the folder too, thus implementing a form of bulk/batch reversion from DNG to original raw format, without requiring much coding effort on Adobe's part.

(If so (potential for problems using this technique to revert..), this loop-hole should of course be plugged...)

I realize Adobe is more interested in people converting *to* DNG than *from* DNG, but I still contend that one problem with DNG is the one-way road you have to take to get there, without knowing ahead of time if you will at some point reach a dead end. If you know there is a way back if the need arises, then there is no reason not to try / use DNG forever, or until such need arises..
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Answer: Yes - big potential for big problems - DON'T DO IT!!!

Adobe: this feature needs to be robustened (if it is a feature), or this hole needs to be plugged.

Forum admin: please convert this to a problem report - thanks.

More info here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/56632...
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Plugin to revert from DNG:

Un-DNG
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