[Digikam-users] Can digikam "Save As" dng files?

sean darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 03:29:56 BST 2010

Martin (KDE) wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 27. April 2010 schrieb sean darcy:
>> I've got a bunch of nef and cr2 files. I'd like to save them as dng
>> files. If I specify dng in the Save As dialog, it seems to work.
>> But digikam (and ufraw and darktable) can't open the saved file.
> I tried it. With my digikam (version 1.1.0 on Fedora 12) I can not 
> select dng file type in the save as dialog. If I type in test.dng as 
> file name the file is written, a file with the extension dng exists, 
> but in reality this is a tiff file.
>> Is this supposed to work? Is saving in nef or cr2 supposed to work?
> This is what the dng-converter is for. But I don't use it for my cr2 
> files because neither the exposure nor the white balance was set as 
> before. I heard that adobes dng converter is much better, but I never 
> have tested this.

Yes, I can convert nef and cr2 files to dng. What I can't do is adjust 
nef, cr2 (or dng!) files and then save them.

So how should I save them for future 16 bit editing? tiff? pfm?


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