Inside Adobe's New Digital Negative Format

When Adobe speaks about camera raw problems, people listen. And the software giant spoke loudly on Monday when it released an update to the free Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS. The plug-in update adds support for a new Adobe-proposed file format for digital negatives—a clever marketing name the company wants to use to replace the less-friendly camera raw.


From what I have read, this is great. But why, may I ask, was camera raw released when there is some technology out there (DNF) that surpasses it. I know camera raw came first and DNF is a big improvement, but these technologies don't just sprout over night. My guess is DNF has been in the works for some time now.

All I have to say is this: I hope this does not become another splintered "standard" (which has already happened) that only part of the market adopts. I hope DNG takes off like wildfire, or Firewire, for that matter.

On a related note, MDJ is a great publication that you might want to check out.

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