DNG support, to end-September 2007

The substantive content of this page was frozen by 27 September 2007.

History of products using DNG in the 1st 3 years

DNG was launched on 27 September 2004. This page lists products that first supported DNG in some form during the first 3 years. (Other pages list products that supported DNG during the first few months, products that first supported DNG in some form by the end of the 1st  year, and products that first supported DNG in some form by the end of the 2nd year).

This page identifies more than 190 non-Adobe products that support DNG in some way, from more than 180 sources.

The aim of this page is to identify non-Adobe products whose latest versions claim to support DNG in some way. (With the exception of products that came into existence supporting DNG, earlier versions typically don't support it).

I have based this page mostly on the product-supplier's website, sometimes on support forums, and sometimes on private communication. Please tell me of any errors or omissions so that I can correct them. Some of the sections are ill-defined, but each product has been put into only one section to avoid the risk of double-counting.

Products from Camera Manufacturers

Some people consider that the most significant endorsement of DNG is "support by camera manufacturers' products". These may be cameras, digital backs, or software products supplied by them. Known products of this type are identified here. (Since the vast majority of people in the world who actually use DNG don't use camera manufacturers' products that support DNG, "support by camera manufacturers' products" can't be very significant!)

Product Flow Comments XMP
Better Light
Better Light - ViewFinder Out ViewFinder™ is camera control software for Better Light's digital scanning cameras (backs). "New ViewFinder 7.2 features: DNG Support - save image as Adobe DNG file".  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Flexcolor In Out Flexcolor is (inter alia) the Hasselblad-Imacon raw processor, and both reads and writes DNGs for Hasselblad-Imacon cameras & backs. Hasselblad-Imacon have a product that converts the 3F RAW (3FR) files output by the 39 megapixel Hasselblad-Imacon cameras and digital backs into DNG format, and also "In order to optimize the colors of the DNG file format, conversion from the 3FR must take place through FlexColor". More at: "Hasselblad" half way down this page.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - H2D digital SLR Out This is a combined body and back, hence a genuine digital SLR camera.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Ixpress CFH digital back Out For: Hasselblad H2; all view cameras via Hasselblad H system adapter.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Ixpress CF digital back (2 models) Out Camera support via i-adapters. Hasselblad H system and V system, Rollei 600X and AF, Contax 645AF, Mamiya 645 Pro, 645 AFD, RB and RZ67, Fuji GX680I/II/III. All view cameras via Hasselblad adapter. Horseman DigiFlex II and PrecisionWide 35 via Hasselblad adapter.  
Leica - Digital-Modul-R digital back Out For Leica R8 & R9 cameras, (which were originally released with 35mm backs).  
Leica - M8 Camera Out Uses DNG as its native raw format.  
MegaVision - E Series MonoChrome Out Forum: "Hit the shutter, and the image is immediately written to disc as a DNG".  
NuCORE Technology
NuCORE Technology - CleanCapture II PEK/SDK Out NuCORE supply CleanCapture® II image processors. "Product Evaluation Kit is a complete hardware and software reference design.... It can be upgraded to a Software Development Kit". The SDK and its API support DNG, and the PEK supports DNG picture capture.  
Pentax - K10D camera Out This is largely the same model as the Samsung GX-10, with superficial differences to the body and firmware. It offers a choice of raw formats: PEF or DNG. (It is the first camera to offer such a choice).  
Pentax - Photo Browser & Photo Laboratory In Out Photo Browser 3 can convert any PEF (from *ist and K-series digital cameras) to DNG. It can also browse/open DNGs output by the K10D camera. Photo Laboratory 3 can open/process DNGs output by Photo Browser 3 or the K10D camera. In effect, DNGs output by Pentax products (cameras & software) have a similar status to PEFs.  
Ricoh - GR Digital camera Out As a small point-and-shoot camera, it is a novel user of DNG.  
Ricoh - Caplio GX100 Out Caplio GX100 Major Specifications: "Recording Format, Still, JPEG ..., RAW (DNG) ...".  
Samsung - GX-10 camera Out This is largely the same model as the Pentax K10D, with superficial differences to the body and firmware. It doesn't support PEF (or the Samsung equivalent), only DNG. (It ships with Digimax Master rather than the Pentax software).  
Samsung - PRO815 camera Out "Image fixe : RAW(DNG), TIFF, JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1".
It is supplied with Digimax Master, which can read and process the DNG files output by the camera.
Samsung - Digimax Master In Can open and process DNGs from the GX-10 camera and PRO815 camera.  
Sea&Sea DX-1G Out This is a slightly modified version of the Ricoh Caplio GX100 plus an underwater housing.  
Seitz - 6x17 Digital Out Scan back 6x17 camera. "File format: raw (16-bit): .dng, tiff (48-bit), jpg (24-bit)". (Is this the camera, or its software running in its mobility set?)  
Seitz - Roundshot D3 Out "... new Roundshot D3 camera creates a full 360° rotation digital panorama". "File format: raw (16-bit): .dng, tiff (48-bit), jpg (24-bit)". (Is this the camera, or its software running in its mobility set?)  
Silicon Imaging
Silicon Imaging - SI-1920HDVR Out This combines a digital cinema class camera with CineForm RAW in an embedded PC architecture under Windows. Forum: "you can currently ... output a DNG sequence" & forum: "we give you a path to ... the DNG file format".  

Other DNG Converters

There are several products, other than those supplied by Adobe, that can create DNG files from proprietary raw files. Here are some of them. (This section doesn't include those supplied by camera manufacturers above, including Hasselblad-Imacon and Pentax).

Product Flow Comments XMP
raw2dng, raw2dngw Out These are examples of private projects that convert the raw files for otherwise-unsupported cameras, including hacked cameras, into DNG. A search for raw2dng will find others. (Previously, such projects tended to fake NEF files, shown by a search for raw2nef, but converting to DNG is far better).  
(may supersede A610_to_dng_r005)
SMaL to DNG Out From a forum: "I've finished the first release of a utility to convert SMaL RAW to Adobe DNG".  
Stephan Hess - eMotionDng & eMotionReader Out For some Sinar eMotion digital backs. "I decided to write a set of conversion utilities that would allow me to ... convert them quickly to dngs.... The software is tested with eMotion 22 and eMotion75. eMotionReader displays and copies image from an Sinar eMotion back ... or directly into eMotionDng. There is also a new preference (XMP) which, when set, will change the red point of the camera profile in ACR". ?

Products that "ingest" into DNG files

This category illustrates the growing exploitation of the command-line interface to the DNG Converter from 3.2 onwards. It is becoming easier to "ingest" raw files and automatically convert them to DNG as the start of a DNG-based workflow. (This section excludes products from Adobe, such as Bridge and Lightroom, which also provide "ingest" features).

Product Flow Comments XMP
Ben Long - Convert Raw to DNG Automator Actions Out Mac Automator Action. "Mac users running OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") can ease their conversion tasks using this Automator action, which lets you batch process your DNG conversions, as well as include DNG conversion in a more complex image processing pipeline". (Uses the command-line interface to the DNG Converter).  
Breeze Systems - Downloader Pro Out Forum: "Downloader Pro v1.7.1 beta 1 is now available for download and includes the following changes: New DNG converter plug-in to create DNG copies of raw files as they are downloaded (requires Adobe's DNG converter v3.2 or later)".  
Brian Vallelunga - DNG Converter Re-Importer Out "The DNG Converter Re-Importer is for the photographer using iView MediaPro that wishes to convert existing cataloged raw images into Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) file format. It automates the task of converting the raw files, importing them, adding annotations, and finally exporting annotations back to the DNG files".  
Doug Alcorn - Image Ingest Script for DNG Out "Now that Adobe's DNG Converter can be used from the command line, I've written a new script to ingest photos from compact flash, convert to DNG, and rename based on EXIF.... adding XMP metadata from a Template file". Yes
GetMyPhotos.exe Out "I am using it to download various types of images and movies and convert RAW images into DNG from digital cameras my family owns. It uses power of Exiftool to recognize images and movies files and involves Adobe DNG converter to convert any known RAW file into Adobe DNG file".  
Marc Rochkind - ImageIngester Out "ImageIngester™ - One-click image transfer ("ingestion") from your digital camera or card to your computer. Done the right way, with backup and verification: ... Automatically runs Adobe DNG Converter (optional); original raw kept in backup".  
PicaJet - RoboImport In Out (See also PicaJet itself). "RoboImport downloads your digital images straight from a digital memory card or a digital camera, renames them, and automatically perform's a number of image editing operations during transferring to your PC.... RoboImport batch processes your DNG conversions using Adobe's free DNG Converter.... New in 1.1 build 48: Added mapping IPTC to DNG XMP data". Yes
Protozoic - DNG Workflow Out Mac Automator scripts to convert to DNG and store raws & DNGs into folders. "Here's some workflow helper scripts for digital photography.... use OS X 10.4 ... Automator.... use Adobe DNG (version 3.2)".  

Various 3rd-party converters, viewers, organisers, etc

This is an ill-defined category meaning "3rd party software products intended for daily use by photographers". It includes the sort of raw converters, photo-editors, viewers, asset managers, etc, that photographers might buy "off the shelf".

Product Flow Comments XMP
A Better Finder Rename In "A Better Finder Rename is the most comprehensive file renaming solution for the Macintosh and transforms the tedious and time-consuming task of renaming multiple files into a simple matter of seconds". 15th February 2006 - Version 7.1.5 adds experimental support for the following additional digital photography RAW formats: Adobe DNG, ....  
AccuSoft Corporation - ImageGear In

"ImageGear® is the industry standard for high-performance imaging solutions". RAW File Format ... AccuSoft introduces support in ImageGear 14.5 for RAW files used in over 70 different cameras ... as well as the Adobe DNG and TIFF/EP formats". (The ImageGear toolkit is also used by Paint Shop Pro X).

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager In Out Launched January 2006: "Powerful searching and organizing tools help you manage hundreds upon thousands of photographs effortlessly.... Integrate your workflow seamlessly with clients and colleagues by leveraging DNG (Digital Negative Specification) RAW format support". Yes
Alchemy Mindworks - Graphic Workshop Professional In "Graphic Workshop Professional is the image management package for Windows and the ultimate digital darkroom". The current version of the RAW plugin ... supports raw files from the following cameras ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
ApoliSoft - MCataloguer In "A ... multilingual and multi-level categories supported, multipurpose cataloging program. ... Creates or extracts thumbnails for image or digi-photo raw files, saves in ajustable size from 64x64 to 128x128 pixel. Supports following image formats: ... And these raw formats: ... .dng".  
Apple - Aperture In "Featuring a RAW-focused workflow, Aperture makes RAW as easy as JPEG... From capture to output, you work directly with your RAW files, never having to first convert them into another format before viewing, adjusting, organizing, or printing them.... It also supports the Adobe DNG format".  
Apple - iPhoto In (Part of iLife). "iPhoto has always been the best way to easily import photos from your digital camera, organize them for fast retrieval, and then share them with family and friends". "Yes it does support DNG files quite well".  
Apple Tiger - Preview In Preview is a viewing application included in Apple's Mac OS X Tiger.  
ArcSoft - Panorama Maker In "ArcSoft Panorama Maker® 4 turns any series of overlapping photos into a gorgeous panoramic image in just seconds.... the program works with RAW image files by Nikon, Canon, and Adobe (DNG)".  
ArcSoft - PhotoStudio Darkroom In Out "ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkroom 1.5 is an exciting, new software application that focuses on non-destructive imaging processing for RAW, JPEG and TIFF image files.... New: Convert RAW to Adobe DNG.  
ArkiPix In Digital image archive software for companies and photographers. FAQ: "ArkiPix uses Dave Coffins programming in converting raw format.... Version 1.285 claims to be able to convert these formats.... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...."  
Basil G - FotoFiles In "The main goal is a fast image search and identification. Graphic files formats needed and used by "digital" professionals only are supported: ... DNG .... The application is a tool for structured metadata description".  

CameraBits - Photo Mechanic

In Out

This is an image browser. Photo Mechanic Version 4.4: "Photo Mechanic can embed IPTC and/or XMP data in TIFF-based RAW formats, including ... and Adobe DNG". Yes
Canto Cumulus + Photo Suite In "Canto Cumulus is a powerful digital asset management system for all organisations where effective workflow management and asset control is paramount. ... Cumulus Product Suite has a number of add-ons, called Options ... Photo Suite ... From v6.5+ Cumulus supports Adobe's DNG format". (They appear to have sold the single-user version to MediaDex).  
Cerious Thumbs Plus + Digicam Raw Plug-in In ThumbsPlus Digicam Raw Plug-in: "Version 1.5 includes ... Support for Adobe DNG (Digital NeGative) images".  
CinePaint In By email: "CinePaint ... one of the open source applications supporting 16-bit DNG and camera RAW since at least last summer 2005 officially (version 0.19-1)".  
CMS Products - copy2go-Xpress In "copy2go-Xpress software serves as a content manager by providing a digital bridge between a portable or desktop computer running the Windows 2000/XP operating system and a wide array of storage devices.... Popular file types include: Digital photos ... DNG".  
cPicture + RAW plug-in In "cPicture is a modern software to support your digital picture workflow". "The Raw plug-in uses DCRAW library".  
CoolUtils - Total Image Converter In "Total Image Converter allows you to take an image and create a new one with a different size or format, or perform the task for huge batches of graphic files with one click". Complete list of supported cameras: ... DNG ...".  
Dave Coffin - dcraw + dcraw.exe build & MacOS X build + Archive for the 'dcraw' Category + DCRAW For Delphi + DCRAW2PS GUI In

"So here is my mission: Write and maintain an ANSI C program that decodes any raw image from any digital camera on any computer running any operating system". (This includes DNG). Many products use dcraw. It is hard to know how many of them therefore support DNG, perhaps without knowing they do so. Or how many simply need to take a later version of the code. (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).

DeepSkyStacker In "DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures". DeepSkyStacker 2.x Release Notes: "Changes in version 2.5.1 ... Added color matrices from Adobe DNG Converter 3.5".  
Digital Domain Inc - Qimage In

"Qimage is our world renowned batch printing and processing software". Raw Support in Qimage: "... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ..."

Digital Light & Color - Picture Window Pro In From the Beta page for 4.0 (full 4.0 has now been released): "24 Mar 2006 ... RAW Support: Support has been extended to Adobe DNG ...".  
Digital Photo Cataloger In "Easy to use and powerful photo catalog software for Windows". From a forum: "DNG Support??? Yes".  

DIMIN - Viewer


"View images in countless formats, and apply a variety of effects with this small, fast, and powerful application". Formats. Adobe Digital Negative using the DCRAW Codec (div5_dcraw.dll).


Directory Opus + DCRaw Viewer Plugin

In Directory Opus is a file manager for Windows. DCRaw Viewer Plugin is a file viewer (optionally viewing either the raw image or an embedded JPEG) for Directory Opus. Version "This means we support several additional camera formats as well as Adobe DNG".  

DK Software - PhoA


Free photo album and image cataloguing software. Supported file formats: Adobe Digital Negative images (*.dng).

dpMagic Plus In "With dpMagic Plus you can preview RAW images as thumbnails or in full screen viewer, execute slideshow, view histogram and much more. Supports Adobe Digital Negative File (DNG)".  
DRIFTT In Out "DRIFTT is a batch-converter for RAW camera image files into TIFF format and Adobe's open standard RAW format - DNG.... For conversion to DNG, Adobe's DNG Converter is employed in its command-line capacity".  
DxO Optics Pro Out "Does DxO Optics Pro support Adobe® Digital Negative (DNG) file format?" "Yes, since version 2.2 supports Adobe DNG as output file format".  
easyHDR In "EasyHDR is an image processing software that produces and tone-mapps High Dynamic Range images from normal, 24-bit, true color photos taken with a typical digital camera". Image file format support: "built-in converter DCRAW can convert RAW images from most digital cameras (... .DNG ...)"  
escomtools.com - UltraConverter In "UltraConverter is a fast, flexible and easy-to-use image conversion program, which allows you to convert your files to over 100 image formats". Supported formats "... dng ...".  
ExpressDigital - Darkroom In "Darkroom introduces a new advanced RAW workflow.... includes formats from the leading camera manufacturers such as ... Adobe DNG".  
Extensis Portfolio In "File Format Support". Yes
FastStone - Image Viewer & Maxview In

"FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor.... It supports all major graphic formats ... DNG".
"FastStone MaxView is a tiny, fast and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats.... Digital camera RAW formats ... DNG".

FileStream - Image Broadway In "Image Broadway 5 is born! It's easier to create professional graphics and edit digital photos.... supports the following digital camera RAW formats: ... Adobe Negative (.dng) ..."  
FotoTime - FotoAlbum In Organise, Search, Import, Slideshows, etc. "Added support for Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) file format".  
FotoWare - FotoStation Classic & FotoStation Pro & Index Manager In "FotoWare is the leading supplier of digital asset management and digital imaging software". Weblog: "We have now implemented support for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG) file format".  
F-Spot In "F-Spot is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop.
F-Spot supports many files types, including ... DNG ...
FuturixImager In "FuturixImager (formerly Futuris Imager) is compact and customizable image viewer. It is capable of opening more then 50 graphical formats, including all popular ones (... DNG)"  
Gábor Horváth - RAW Therapee In "THe Experimental RAw Photo Editor". Version 2.1.1: "Supported Cameras: Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...".  
GIMP + UFRaw plugin or dcraw-gimp2.0 In GIMP is the GNU ("GNU's Not UNIX") Image Manipulation Program. "It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring". "UFRaw has three modes of operation. As a Gimp plug-in, you simply open the raw image with the Gimp and the UFRaw preview window pops up....". "dcraw-gimp2.0 ... Many new cameras, support for the Adobe Digital Negative format, DNG)."  
Google - Picasa In "Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC". Picasa 2.5 Out Of Beta: "Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more".  
gpuViewer In "gpuViewer is a photo viewer that makes use of the GPU on your graphics card and the multiple cores in your processor to speed up the interface and let you review your library faster". New release: "DNG seems to be under control ...."  

Hamrick Software - VueScan

In Out "What's new in version 8.2.02 ... Added support for Adobe DNG raw digital camera files". "What's new in version 8.4.05 ... Added "Output|Raw DNG format" option for writing DNG files".  
HDRsoft - Photomatix In "Photomatix offers: Exposure Blending: Merge differently exposed photographs into one image with increased dynamic range; Tone Mapping: Reveal highlights and shadows details in an HDR image created from multiple exposures". "Photomatix also supports Raw files from ... as well as Digital Negative (DNG) files for creating an HDR image from differently exposed images".  
Helicon filters In "Helicon Filter does not loose information during the whole workflow (16 bit instead of usual the 8 bit per channel). It supports all RAW file types, 48 bit TIFFs, the new DNG format, lossless JPEG 2000 and many others".  

HexCat - ViewIt

In ViewIt is a shareware, OS X native, fast and easy to use image viewer that supports most popular image formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD , RAW, DNG, animated GIF and more.  
Holocore - PictureSync In "PictureSync is a ... utility that simplifies batch uploading your photographs ... to online services, - directly from your image-management application or files, whilst preserving your own valuable annotations and metadata". "... version history ... XMP import, enhanced IPTC import (DNG and TIFF); uses ExifTool ... RAW import (CRW, CR2, NEF, DNG)".  

H&M Software - StudioLine Photo & StudioLine Photo 2

In "StudioLine Photo is an easy-to-use solution for managing and editing digital image collections. Import images in DNG format. Use the filter "RAW Settings" to optimize the image processing of RAW and DNG formats, if the settings specific to your camera model are not to your satisfaction".  

Ichikawa Soft Laboratory - SILKYPIX® Developer Studio

In "SILKYPIX® Developer Studio corresponds to the DNG (Digital Negative) issued by Adobe Systems Incorporated, which is one RAW data standard". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support. There are some limitations).  
idImager In "idImager is a full featured image viewer and organizer with additional options to create thumbnail galleries from your collections ... Version history ... v ... Supporting all new camera types, including full size DNG support". Yes
ImageConverter Plus In "People always prefer using natural things. Basing on our 10 year experience we're now providing you with the first natural image converter. Image Converter Plus - a natural for image conversion. File Formats ... DNG (Digital Negative)"  
ImageMagick Studio - ImageMagick In "ImageMagick® ... is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. ... Supported Image Formats ... DNG".  

IOSPIRIT - Picture Arena

In "150 cameras plus Adobe DNG".  
IRaw Mono In "IRaw Mono is a RAW converter specifically for use with photographs taken using "dark" infrared filters". "This includes Adobe DNG files, which opens up the field even further".  
IrfanView In "Available PlugIns and current versions .... FORMATS - (version 3.97): allows IrfanView to read some rare image formats ... DNG ...". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).  
Iridient Digital - Raw Developer In "RAW Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed specifically for Mac OS X. RAW Developer supports nearly all digital cameras that are capable of producing RAW image files as well as Adobe's DNG file format".  
IRIS In "An astronomical images processing software". New features of versions 5.51: Possibility to decode RAW file in format ADOBE DNG".  
Irodio - Digital Photo & Video Studio In "Irodio™ Digital Photo & Video Studio is a complete tool-kit for editing and managing your digital still and video images". From the PDF brochure: "DNG Converter allows to convert DNG (RAW) Files to JPEG or TIFF format".  

iView MediaPro


Microsoft Expression Media

In Out "iView 3.02 reads DNG files' XMP data from from Adobe, IPTC-Core, iView and other namespaces whose tags have been hard coded into the application. It writes metadata into DNG files in XMP format, including Adobe, IPTC-Core and iView-specific metadata such as its Catalog Sets, but cannot write other extensible custom metadata."
Microsoft completed the acquisition of iView Group Limited on June 22, 2006. MediaPro will become a new program, Microsoft Expression Media in spring 2007 . (iView. The DAM Book).
KavaSoft - Shoebox In Photo organiser and viewer. "Supports lots of image formats ... RAW, DNG ...".  
KDE - digiKam In "digiKam supports RAW image thumbnails creation only relying on the DCRAW program from the main window. RAW file support on image editor isn't yet implemented. The main Raw file formats supported by digiKam are listed below: .. DNG Adobe RAW file format (Digital NeGative)".  



"Konvertor is a multimedia viewer/converter supporting conversion among 1084 image, animation, audio, video and text formats quickly and easily". Main supported graphic formats: DNG Adobe Digital NegGative.

Lasersoft Silverfast - DC VLT, DCPro Studio, DCPro In "For all listed cameras SilverFast also fully supports Adobe DNG as an input format. If a camera is not listed as supported, it might occur that not all camera information present in the DNG file can be made use of. Still, such DNG files can of course be read by SilverFast".  
LCAMediabase In "LCAMediabase is an easy-to-use and powerful software program to create a database of your images, music files, documents or any other filetype". List of supported Camera RAW formats ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  

LemkeSoft - GraphicConverter X/Classic


Nov. 14, 2005, GraphicConverter 5.7.3: "iptc change in DNG files will add ANPA resource and not modify the image data (browser)". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).

Lexa Software - Raw Photo Processor (RPP) In "A Raw converter, supporting almost all available digital Raw formats ... with unmeasurable amount of help and tutoring from ... Iliah Borg.... RPP supports almost all existing Raw and DNG formats".  
Light Crafts - LightZone In FAQ: "LightZone does support DNG-format image files". It appears to support DNG files for cameras that it supports via their native raw formats, plus some others. For example, it supports DNG files from the Leica DMR back, which is not in the list of supported cameras, and DNG converted from the Pentax *istD, whose native PEFs it doesn't support, and DNGs converted from Sigma X3Fs that it doesn't support. LightZone actually reveals some of the DNG parameters in its DNG panel that even Adobe products don't reveal! (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).  
Logical Designs - SharpRaw In "SharpRaw is the only software product to use Neural Network technology to perform interpolation of raw data files to produce the highest possible resolution with the lowest noise.... Pro Version now supports the Adobe Digital Negative".  
MediaChance - PhotoBrush In "Photo-Brush is a cool new image editor, natural and artistic media painting program, picture retouching tool, photo enhancer and Image Browser.... Version 3.5 adds RAW support for over 100 different cameras". It doesn't mention DNG on the website, but I downloaded a 30-day trial version which reads lots of DNG, both default DNG and Linear DNG.  
MediaDex - MediaDex Pro In This is a single-user Digital Asset Management package acquired from Canto. PDF: "MediaDex Professional - List of full supported RAW formats ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG)".  
Media Purveyor In

"Free image viewer, movie and audio player that provides description based searching and organization". Version 2.1: "Feature ... File Support ... Load DNG (Digital Negative format) files....".

New World Software - Smart Photo Import & Focus Photoeditor In "Smart Import is a small tool that helps you to import the shots from your digital photocamera into your computer". "Focus Photoeditor is a powerful image editor and photo enhancer software for Windows". "Now support DNG format".  
OnTheGoSoft - Photo Backup In "Photo Backup creates an archive for all your digital photos, spanning multiple CDs and DVDs. It lets you quickly search the archive and instantly retrieve selected photos, folders or entire discs". Blog: "Photo Backup 2.3.4 support Adobe DNG and PSD formats".  
Paint.Net In DPReview: "Paint.Net was a student project that is growing wings.... However, it does import Adobe .DNG...".  
PanoramaStudio In "Creation of seamless 360 degree and wide angle panoramic images". Product Info: "Imports numerous RAW formats including DNG, ...".  
Photodex - ProShow Producer In "Software for Professional Slide Show Creation. ... Supported Input Formats ... .DNG Adobe Digital Negative".  
Photofiltre Studio In

"PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program". History (May 2007): "Supports DNG format".

PhotoLine 32 In "Image editing software for Windows/MacOS.... This library lists plenty of cameras that are supported.... But we will show the list here to give you a chance to check your own camera. Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ..."  
Photoscape In "Photoscape is the fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.... Convert RAW to JPG". A personal test showed it can convert DNG to JPEG.  
Photools - IMatch In "IMatch makes it easy to view, edit and organize your digital image collection.... Digital Camera RAW Formats ... Adobe DNG ... IMatch fully supports loading and displaying XMP information from .XMP sidecar files and embedded XMP data in ... DNG ...." Yes
PhotoOnWeb In "PhotoOnWeb is a software to create your online photo albums. Easy for sharing your pictures on internet with your friends and familly.... Support various digital camera software: ... DNG".  
PicaJet - PicaJet FX In (PicaJet also supply RoboImport). "Instantly organize thousands of photos automatically". PicaJet features: "Camera RAW files support including Adobe DNG.... Write the image annotations into the DNG files (XMP section)". Yes
Lonking Software - Picture Resize Genius In "Picture Resize Genius includes the ability to batch resize pictures, batch resize photos, and perform batch image resize functions. Besides, it can add a text overlay (watermark), rename file and more". A separate site says "Picture Resize Genius support more than 40 picture file format (... DNG ...).  

PictureFlow - Archive Creator

In Out?

"Archive Creator (AC) is a Windows based program that is designed to simplify the task of archiving large groups of files to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW". Supported Image File Types: Formats Supported (in most but not all cases) ... Adobe Digital NeGative (DNG) ...".

Pixelmator In "Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X". Technical Specifications: "... DNG ...". (DNG appears to be the only raw file format it supports! That is presumably because it is based on ImageMagick)  
Pixmantec - Rawshooter Essentials & RawShooter Premium In

"Adobe Digital Negative Specification (DNG) for all above mentioned cameras".
Pixmantec's technical assets have been acquired by Adobe! RawShooter Premium will be discontinued: Adobe. Pixmantec. Photoshop News.

Pixort by JottoSoft In "Pixort is an affordable/free tool for reviewing, comparing, sorting and culling photographic image files". Supported formats: ... DNG ....  
Polybytes - PolyView + PolyImagePro & PolyImage2 In "PolyView is our fast and powerful image viewer, conversion, and printing utility.... The following summarizes the feature set of the PolyImage2 and PolyImagePro library components: Image Types Supported Adobe Digital NeGative (DNG) (Read Only) ..."  
ProFotoSoftware - PFS Batch Processor Pro In This provides raw conversion and image adjustments. "Supported RAW Formats (Pro version only): Adobe DNG ...".  
Proshooters DigitalPro In "DigitalPro 4 ... with real-time cataloging to speed the process of loading, reviewing, cataloging and publishing your photos". "New Features in DigitalPro 4 and 4.1: Adobe DNG Support".  
Qtpfsgui In "Qtpfsgui is an opensource graphical user interface application that provides a workflow for HDR imaging". RAW Import: "Qtpfsgui uses dcraw's code (internally, no external process is called) to import RAW files". (Note - no explicit confirmation that DNG is supported, just the fact that dcraw supports it).  
RAWDrop In "RAWDrop is a little tool to help you convert your RAW images (as your Digital Camera produces them) to TIFF and PhotoShop file format easily just by drag and drop. It is basically a frontend to Dave Coffin's dcraw converter ....". A personal test shows that it can handle DNG.  
Raw PhotoDesk In "RAW PhotoDesk for Windows allows you to view, edit and convert both raw and other file formats from many different digital cameras. RAW PhotoDesk will read Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) format".  
Rawker In "Rawker is a converter program for RAW files produced by digital photo cameras". Private communication: "Does Rawker read and process DNG files? yes. Rawker uses DCRaw as processing backend - and DCRaw supports DNG".  
Rawstudio In "Rawstudio is an open-source program to read and manipulate RAW images from most digital cameras.... Reads all dcraw supported formats". News: "This release adds ... and supprt for DNG-files ...".  
RAW Virtuoso In "I did not find any existing software I can use to quickly get a preview of different types of RAW files...and maybe convert them. That's the whole idea behind it". Supports ... DNG ...".  
ReaSoft Development - ReaConverter In Features: "ReaConverter makes image conversion and oft-recurring picture editing simple for you.... With ReaConverter 4, you will be able to convert from: ... Digital cameras raw images: ... DNG ... to: ...".  

RL Development - QPict

In Media Asset Management. QPict 7 beta: "Changes in Preview 3 - Native DNG support ..."  
Stepok - Raw Importer & Turbo Photo In "Stepok's Raw Importer is a free raw importing and converting tool .... convert camera RAW files into best quality JPEG or TIFF format .... Adobe Digital Negative DNG ...". "Turbo Photo with ... 'Stepok's RAW Importer' inside, support ... DNG".  
Supporting Computers - Artizen In "Artizen is the first complete High and Low Dynamic Range Graphic Studio on the market today.... Supported File Formats: ... DNG ...".  
Serif - AlbumPlus & PhotoPlus 10 Studio Pack In "AlbumPlus will manage your photos in electronic photo albums and enable you to retrieve photos of those special moments in your life in a single click". New features: ... support for over 150 Digital Camera RAW formats including Adobe DNG. PhotoPlus 10 Studio Pack includes AlbumPlus, hence DNG.  
STOIK - Imagic In Integrated browser, viewer, photo and video editor. "RAW (DNG)".  
through-the-lens - Rawview In "RawView is an extremely small Java program which allows you to view a variety of raw-files from digital cameras and batch convert the images to JPEGs".  

Tidalwave - blueMarine

In Open source application for photo workflow. "v0.8.5 released ... preliminary DNG support (Adobe Digital Negative)"  
ToneUp S3 In "ToneUp S3 is the perfect companion for Digital Camera Users and a Professional Alternative to the other popular expensive packages. ToneUp S3 is written by a seasoned games programmer and supports almost every DSLR camera available". Email from Todd Gibbs: "ToneUp loads DNG files without any problems".  
Trois Bambous - ChronoPhoto In "ChronoPhoto is a digital photograph viewer. With ChronoPhoto, you can quickly view and print your digital photographs, select those you want to keep and get rid of the others". Liste des appareils photos supportés pour le format RAW ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
UFRaw In The Unidentified Flying Raw (UFRaw) is a utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras. "Supported cameras - Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...".  
Ulead - PhotoImpact In PhotoImpact 11 image editing program: "File Format Support ... DNG ..."  
VSO PhotoDVD In "VSO PhotoDVD is the best DVD Photo Slideshow Software to create DVD's from your photos.... Support native RAW format : ... DNG ...".  

Where Is It? + Digital Camera Raw Files Thumbnails Plugin


Where Is It? is cataloging software. DNG can be supported by the Digital Camera Raw Files Thumbnails Plugin, a wrapper around Dave Coffin's dcraw.c project, capable of decoding raw photos from many different types of digital camera, including DNG.

Xara - Xtreme In "Xara Xtreme offers an unbeatably easy way to create graphics - combining drawings, photos and text with a power and flexibility that is unique to Xtreme". What's new in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.2: "Supported cameras Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ..."  
Xequte Software - MegaView In "MegaView is a comprehensive picture viewer and media player that supports all common image, multimedia, text, web and Office formats.... Supported Formats ... Raw Camera Files ... Digital Negative Format (*.dng) ..."  
Xequte - Smart Pix Manager & DVD PixPlay In Smart Pix Manager: "Supported Formats ... Raw Camera Files ... Digital Negative Format (*.dng) ...".
DVD PixPlay Extra Formats Plug-In: "This plug-in adds support for the following image formats to DVD PixPlay ... Camera Digital Negative (*.dng)".
XnView In

Free graphics viewer. Forum: "Yes DNG is supported".

Zoner - Photo Studio In "Zoner Photo Studio 8 is a universal tool for a broad range of digital camera users. It offers everything you need for processing digital photos. File Formats ... support for thumbnails and for display of picture information added for ... DNG (Digital Negative) ...".  

Various other components and tools

This is an ill-defined category meaning "3rd party software products intended for specialist use by software developers, diagnosticians, and some photographers with special concerns". Some of these are intended to be built into end-user software products. Some of these might be used daily some experienced photographers.

Product Flow Comments XMP
AiS Exif Info ActiveX In "This ActiveX component for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 helps you to read and write EXIF, IPTC and GPS information from your ... images/photos". Description: "This component helps you to manipulate EXIF, IPTC and GPS information in ... known RAW formats (... Adobe DNG ...)".  
Apex Internet Software - TIFFProp In "This TIFF tag viewer allows ready inspection of the data structure of TIFF files.... Recognized field names include those of TIFF-EP, TIFF/IT, Adobe DNG, and TIFF-FX".  
Arcksoft - RecoverPlus In "File & Photo Recovery on all media, Card - Stick - Reader - Disk - Camera - CD - DVD. Lost your photo's or files? Don't Panic. RecoverPlus is your recovery companion for all removable media". Raw recover ...|DNG|....  
Atalasoft - DotImage Photo Pro In "DotImage Photo Pro is an advanced raster imaging toolkit that can add image viewing, editing, printing, and metadata support to an application. DotImage compliments GDI+ in .NET by adding more advanced codecs, image processing, and UI controls". "[Release 4.0] has some significant new features.... Faster RAW image codec with support for more formats including DNG".  
BR Software - PixFiler In "I'm sure you noticed that keeping track on all those photos isn't easy. PixFiler Photo Catalogue will make this easier". PixFiler 5.1 Beta 4: "... added support for DNG file format ...".  
BreezeBrowser Pro In Out This is included here as an XMP-editor, not as a raw converter. "Also displays Adobe DNG format raw files.... (v1.5): Editing of XMP IPTC data in ... DNG ... file formats". Yes
Dave Coffin - elphel_dng.c Out A sort of (very) mini DNG SDK! From dcraw page:
Q: "I'm designing a digital camera. How do I convert its raw photos into something that dcraw and Adobe Photoshop can open?"
A: "Download LibTIFF v3.8.0 and apply this patch. Then use this C program as a template for converting your photos to valid Adobe DNG files".
DIM (Digital Image Mover) In "DIM ... copies files from your camera's memory card to a destination directory determined by your storage scheme". (Forum: If you want to extract the timestamp (or other info) from inside the file, it supports jpg, tiff, crw, dng, cr2, nef and any other format with and "immediate" EXIF header").  
DNG Patch In Out "DNGPatch is a small piece of software which can be used to patch [DNG] pictures to make sure, that you can still use the great RAWSHOOTER software to develop your rawfiles from your new Camera".  
eFotoXpress In "Emails high-quality digital photos quickly.... Now supporting file format as follow: almost all Camera RAW formats and DNG ...".  
Epson P5000 In Mobile storage & display device. Supports DNG, but JPEG previews only.  
ExifPro In ExifPro is an application meant to display, manipulate and browse photographs. ExifPro Change Log: "NEW: DNG (Digital Negative) support; as with other 'raw' formats, ExifPro relies on the preview image embedded inside DNG file to present the photo".  


In "exifprobe" is a camera image file probe. Exifprobe ... reports the structure of the files and the auxilliary data and metadata contained within them.... the program understands several formats which may contain "raw" camera data, including ... DNG.
Raw file formats are analysed for: TIFF & TIFF- derived "raw"; Other "raw" formats.
Exif Reader In "Exif Reader is image file analysis software .... It analyzes and displays ... and other image information included in the Exif image format ...." Support: ... DNG(Digital Negative) ....  
Exiftool (Or Exiftool) + ExifTool GUI for Windows

In Out

"ExifTool provides an extensible set of perl modules to read and write meta information in image files. It reads ... DNG (Digital Negative) images.... It writes ... DNG files.... Reads ... XMP ... Writes ... XMP ...". Yes
Exiv2 In Exif and IPTC metadata library and tools. "RAW files format can be parsed to extract Exif and Makernote metadata". ... DNG (Adobe RAW).  
freedesktop.org - libopenraw In "libopenraw is an open source library for Camera RAW file decoding and processing". FileFormats Supported "The file format libopenraw supports even partially: Adobe DNG ...". PlannedFeatures Implemented "... DNG parsing".  
Geotag In Out "Geotag is an open source program that allows you match date/time information from photos with location information from a GPS unit or from a map.... Many file formats supported ... DNG (Adobe) ..."  
GPicSync In Out "GPicSync automatically inserts location in your photos metadata so they can also be used with any 'geocode aware' application like Picasa/Google Earth, Flickr, loc.alize.us, etc". (Bug fix in version 1.09 ... DNG).  
GPSPhotoLinker In Out "GPSPhotoLinker can be used to save location and GPS position data to a photo. The latitude and longitude recorded by your GPS unit while you were taking photos can be linked, and saved, to the photos". Supported formats: "GPSPhotoLinker now works with JPEGs and most TIFF based RAW image formats.... The following file format extensions should work: jpe jpg jpeg cr2 crw dng ...". ?
HiComponents - ImageEn, IEvolution, ImageEn ActiveX In "ImageEn is a component suite for image processing, viewing and analysis.... ImageEn allow you to include professional graphics software features in your applications. plugins: Camera RAW reader based on DCRAW v. 1.285 (support almost Camera RAW formats and DNG)"  
Houdah Software - HoudahGeo In Out "HoudahGeo: one-stop geocoding for the Mac.... HoudahGeo is a pure software solution for geocoding photos with latitude, longitude and altitude information. Just like a GPS camera, HoudahGeo can store this information right within the image file". HoudahGeo 1.0.3: Bug fix: DNG files. Terry White's Tech Blog.  
ImageIO - jrawio - RAWProcessor In The Java Image I/O API provides a pluggable architecture for working with images stored in files and accessed across the network. jrawio is a Service Provider Implementation for ImageIO. It provides the ability to read images coded in raw formats, including DNG.  

Imagero - Reader

In "Imagero Reader is in Java written library for reading of image files.... DNG: Full resolution image can't be yet read, but thumbnail, preview and metadata can be read. Also: "EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata editing". Yes
Interwoven - MediaBin In "... a new version of its award-winning digital asset management product, Interwoven MediaBin 4.6.... New support for Digital Camera RAW file formats and the Digital Negative (DNG) specification".  
Jeffrey's EXIF Viewer In Web browser-based EXIF viewer. "Works with these file formats: ... DNG ...".  
JHOVE In JHOVE - JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment. "JHOVE provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital objects. Coverage ... The TIFF-hul module recognizes and validates the following public profiles: ... DNG (Adobe Digital Negative)".  

Jobo - Giga Vu PRO, mobile hard drive

In Out Needs 1.0.5. firmware upgrade  
John Francis - ShowTags In "... a little program to list the contents of the various IFDs in a TIFF-structured RAW file such as that used by Pentax PEFs or Adobe DNGs, and in JPEG files".  
KUSO - EXIF Viewer In An Exif viewer. "(Support format): [ ... DNG]".  
LibTIFF In "TIFF Library and Utilities: ... a library, libtiff, for reading and writing TIFF, a small collection of tools for doing simple manipulations of TIFF images on UNIX systems ... Current Version: v3.7.3 ... Added support for all DNG tags".  
Pegasus Imaging Corporation - ImagXpress Photo & PICTools Photo In Toolkits for advanced photo imaging for photo management software, online photo services, kiosk applications, etc. "Digital Camera RAW File Format Support: ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...."  
PhotoME In Out "PhotoME is a powerful tool to show and edit meta data of image files.... PhotoME showns ... and the following camera RAW file types: ... Digital Negative (DNG). It can display the XMP in a DNG. Y

Pixify Imaging Solutions

In "Java imaging solutions include image viewers and class libraries that support ... DNG ....". (This is hard to verify, but DMOZ states this too).  
PiXPO In "Broadcast your own video site right now.... Just back from the party with a digital camera full of ... photos? ... With PiXPO ... In under 3 minutes you're broadcasting to the world - right from your own PC". Supported Raw Formats: Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
PixVillage In "Online Photo Sharing ... Select ... photos you want to share.... Select contacts ... who will have access to these photos. PixVillage connects you directly to the PCs of your authorized contacts and automatically transfers your photos from PC to PC (through a P2P online photo sharing process)." New in v2.0: "Compatibility with RAW, DNG ... file formats".  
IDimager - Raw-Extractor In "This tool will extract an embedded JPG from a RAW file and offers the option to store it. This version will work with DNG, NEF, CR2, and PEF".  
RoboGEO In Out "RoboGEO is Windows software that geocodes digital photos with latitude, longitude and altitude information. RoboGEO v3.2 ... Added support for Adobe's DNG (Digital NeGative) image format. You can write (lossless) location data direct to the EXIF headers while preserving the original DNG format". (DNG appears to be the only raw format supported - the website says: "You can convert your camera's RAW format (CR2, NEF, etc.) to DNG using the free Adobe DNG Converter").  
Scarabée Software - Siren Renamer In "Siren renames in mass files based on an expression you've written ... every information associated to a file can be used ... Information extracted from files: ... Raw image: ... dng".  
scriptaMac - GeoTagging Automator Action In Out "The GeoTagging Automator Action automatically tags your images with geographical coordinates and elevation data from a GPS track file. It supports a great range of image formats, including ... Adobe DNG".  
TheZeal Software - Exif Stats In "Ever wondered which focal lengths you were using most, or which lens you used the most, or shutterspeed, or aperture, or ISO or any other technical information .... now this information can be easily extracted using the Exif Stats utility.... Many common types are supported, including ... DNG ...".  
Thomas Knoll - DNG Recover Edges In Out At The Luminous Landscape: "Thomas Knoll ... has written a free utility program which recovers all of the pixels that any supported digital camera records, whether it's hidden edges or intentionally cropped formats. Called DNG Recover Edges, this small utility is available for both Windows PCs and Macs. All cameras supported by Camera Raw are supported by DNG Recover Edges".  
Two Pilots - EXIF Pilot, EXIF Pilot Light, EXIF Pilot Pro In "Exif Pilot ... is software for viewing, editing, and creating EXIF and IPTC data" (depending on which version). Exif Pilot ... supports the following formats ... DNG.  
VSO Image Resizer In "The VSO free image resize software organizes your photos by shrinking their resolution or moving them within your hard drive". Version 1.0.9: "Fix several RAW formats ( such as Adobe DNG )".  
XnView & NConvert In "XnView, a software to view and convert graphic files, really simple to use!" "NConvert, a batch utility to convert graphic files!" Forum: "Yes DNG is supported".  

Systems, etc

This is an ill-defined category that includes "complete systems" and "extensions to operating systems". Some of these might be used daily by some experienced photographers.

Product Flow Comments XMP
Apple - Tiger In Apple uses raw file processing in the operating system for its applications such as Aperture. Tiger can "open files in the ... Adobe DNG (Digital Negative) format".  
ArcSoft - RAW Thumbnail Viewer™ In "ArcSoft RAW Thumbnail Viewer™ is a free plug-in for Windows that allows you to preview your RAW photos when browsing through your files.... Adobe (DNG)".  
Epson Portrait Series 3800 & 4800 printers In

This is a system made from other products.
Epson describes their new Portrait Edition Series of Stylus Pro 3800 and 4800 printers as a complete "photo business in a box". It combines ExpressDigital software with the Stylus Pro 3800 or 4800.

IDimager - RAW Shell Extender In Freeware: "... decided to build ... own RAW shell extender that supports thumbnails for many available RAW files. Most important ... were DNG ... files ... ". Download.  
Windows XP - via registry - Registry hack to add DNG thumbnails In

Near bottom of the page: "The same fix that Shaun Ivory from Microsoft published for NEF thumbnails also works to create thumbnails for Adobe's new DNG format".


Services, etc

Services rather than tangible hardware or software products.

Product Flow Comments XMP
FixPicture In "FixPicture.Org is a FREE online website utility for digital camera owners. It's the fastest way to resize and convert your pictures and images. You can apply rotation, and some effects like greyscale, sepia, blur, ... Support all popular picture file formats ( .... dng, ...)".  
photobase (Australia) Out "Photobase offers a professional file handling service for photographers that shoot digital.... Digital File Handling Services include: ... Convert to DNG (Digital Negative)".  
Visual Vacations Photography In Out "Visual Vacations Photography offers a variety of high quality professional photographic services ... Term And Conditions ... Purchased images delivered in any digital image format (JPEG, TIFF, PDF, DNG, etc.) may be used ...".