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

Matthew Fauver rpgmaster at mchsi.com
Wed Apr 28 05:33:18 BST 2010

Until we get non-destructive .dng editing (Which, by the way, is a
project in this years Google summer of code!), I'd just stick with good
ol' TIFF.

On Tue, 2010-04-27 at 22:29 -0400, sean darcy wrote:

> 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?
> sean
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