should I work with .PEF or .DNG

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by wmmk, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    OK, I shoot RAW on my K100D, blah, blah, blah...
    You all know the story. Well, PSE came in the mail yesterday, and guess what? Bridge is real quality software! So is Camera Raw! Well, other than the fact I that I didn't think .PEF was supported. Well, I happened to stumble on the 3.6 update, and snap! K100D's files are wonderful. Just last night, I took all of my PEFs, and turned them into DNGs (with PEF embedded). Now that PEFs work just fine, I won't need to go through all of this anymore. So, should I use PEF, DNG, or DNG with embedded PEF?

    FWIW:
    DNG(losslessly compressed)=5.9 MB
    PEF=10.1 MB
    DNG with PEF embedded=14.8 MB

    Thanks,
    wmmk
     
  2. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    May as well shoot at DNG... ;)
     
  3. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK, the K100D can't shoot DNG. Is there any reason I should want the .PEFs backed up, or is DNG adequate enough as an archive? thanks, wmmk
     
  4. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Jeez, it's way to late. I read K10D, and I KNEW you had a K100D, I was just being way too tired. A DNG should be adequate enough as long as you have the original straight off, not edited all the way an then a DNG.
     
  5. balofagus macrumors regular

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    I use the .PEF for editing, but I convert to .DNG for backing up to CDs. It works well for me!
     
  6. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    any specific reason you edit in .PEF? anyway, right now, I'm thinking of a PEF->DNG->PSD->TIFForJPEG workflow.
     

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