[Digikam-users] Pentax PEF vs DNG in digikam

Karl Günter Wünsch kgw at mineralien-verkauf.de
Wed Sep 28 09:27:24 BST 2011

On 09/28/11 10:06, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> The goal to backup makernotes is for the future improvements of Raw
> processor, which will use these info as well in demosaicing.
Why would you invest effort into this lost cause (by your own admission
that the whole idea behind DNG is broken by design)? Why support Adobe
in their effort to dominate the RAW conversion world?
Show a big warning to the extent that DNG is a broken file format when
converting to DNG and keep the DNG development to the necessary minimum
(i.e. the cameras that produce DNG natively and only them).
Sometimes you have to play benevolent dictator in software development
and put failed formats out of their misery, DNG is such a failed format
for which IMHO open source like digikam should only provide the bare
minimum in terms of support to steer the users away from it -
practically for every RAW file format there is a superior native
conversion available to the users of digikam, so they should be guided
to use that instead of the crutch that is called DNG.
Karl Günter

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