Free RAW to DNG Converter for Mac
Adobe DNG Converter is a free app allowing photo enthusiasts to convert RAW files from their cameras to Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) format. The ability to convert images from more than 75 cameras to the universal format completely transforms the digital photography workflow of both professionals and hobbyists. The utility is especially appreciated by owners of new cameras the RAW output of which is not always supported by image-editing products such as Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe DNG Converter is a no-frills utility for Mac that obviates the need for additional software supporting RAW formats of proprietary cameras. Given a wide variety of such devices and the fact that many photographers own and use several cameras, the installation of the converter is a must. After images are converted to DNG format, they can be handled with Adobe Lightroom or Apple Photos. Another advantage of the use of the utility is that it reduces the size of images, thereby allowing to store more files on a disk. Those who do not use the utility for the creation of full-resolution DNG files will be able to save as much as 50 percent of their drive space with the help of Adobe DNG Converter. By reducing the total megapixel count, it is possible to free up even more storage space.
It should be mentioned that the app has several drawbacks. First, it has poorly designed interface, which reduces its usability. Second, the conversion itself takes too much time, especially for high-resolution images. Third, Adobe DNG Converter doesn’t preserve all original metadata such as picture controls and focus point.
The overall performance of the app is excellent, which will be of benefit for photographers converting thousands of images.
- Added support for Fujifilm (X-A5; X-A20), Olympus (PEN E-PL9), and Panasonic (LUMIX DC-GF10; LUMIX DC-GH5s) cameras
Developer: Adobe Systems Inc.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.11 or later