The .dng file extension is related to the Digital Negative (DNG) RAW digital image file format developed by the Adobe Corporation. It is used to store digital RAW pictures captured by digital cameras and DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras).

There is one other file type using
the DNG file extension!

dng file icon.dng - IDsoft dungeon file

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DNG file extension - Adobe Digital Negative file

What is dng file? How to open dng files?

The DNG file extension is associated with the universal Digital Negative RAW file format developed by Adobe.

It is non-proprietary and public defined format for camera RAW files that can be used by hardware and software developers for a more flexible RAW processing and archiving workflow. End users can use Digital Negative (DNG) as an intermediate format for storing digital images.

Advantages of Adobe Digital Negative:

  • Self-Contained - DNG metadata is publicly documented and digital processing software do not need camera-specific knowledge to process DNG images created by digital camera.
     
  • Archival - DNG files will be readable by software in the distant future.
     
  • TIFF compatible - Digital Negative format is an extension of TIFF 6.0 picture image format (compatible with TIFF-EP standard).

The default software associated to dng file type:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is set of tools used to manage and post-product photo images. It is used for viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. It is support variety of picture image formats as well as camera RAWs. The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

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Help how to open DNG files:

A wide variety of image editors and viewers can work with the DNG format.

How to convert file with extension DNG:

Usually DNG format can be exported to another format in photo editors.

Find conversions from dng file:

dng to jpeg

dng to jpg

Find converter to dng file type:

arw to dng

cr2 to dng

nef to dng

pef to dng

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rwl to dng

srw to dng

List of software applications associated to the .dng file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dng file, edit dng file, convert dng file, view dng file, play dng file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dng files.

  • Open dng file
  • Save dng file
  • Edit dng file
  • View dng file
  • Convert dng file
  • Import dng file
  • Export dng file
  • Print dng file
  • Others dng file

Software that open dng file - Adobe Digital Negative file

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dng file by default:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom small icon Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Other suggested software:
Zoner Photo Studio small icon Zoner Photo Studio
Corel PHOTO-PAINT small icon Corel PHOTO-PAINT
PhotoFiltre Studio small icon PhotoFiltre Studio
HDR Darkroom small icon HDR Darkroom
FastStone Image Viewer small icon FastStone Image Viewer

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