Camera Raw and DNG converter

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sananda, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    Am I right in thinking that Adobe have tested each camera they support in Camera Raw and the default adjustments are particular to each camera?

    And, if that is the case, is it also the case that converting a file from a supported camera into a DNG file with DNG Converter will result in that DNG file having the same particular adjustments being applied in Camera Raw?

  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    When you convert a RAW file (whether it be .nef .orf. or whatever canon uses) to DNG you aren't adjusting anything.
  3. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    Thanks for your help.

    I think I've found the answer to my first question. It seems that Camera Raw uses two camera profiles for every camera model it supports to process raw images. The profiles are produced by photographing a colour target under different white-balanced lighting conditions. When you set a white balance, Camera Raw uses the profiles for your camera to extrapolate colour information.

    It also seems that DNG Converter uses camera specific profiles. But I don't understand what happens when you open a DNG Converter produced file (from a camera not supported in previous versions of Camera Raw) in an old version of Camera Raw. Is the camera specific profile being used to extrapolate colour information?

    Anybody know?

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