DNG support, to end-September 2006

The substantive content of this page was frozen on 27 September 2006.

History of products using DNG in the 1st 2 years

DNG was launched on 27 September 2004. This page lists products that first supported DNG in some form during the first 2 years. (Other pages list products that supported DNG during the first few months, and products that first supported DNG in some form by the end of the 1st  year).

This page identifies more than 140 non-Adobe products that support DNG in some way, from more than 130 sources.

I have personal experience of few of these products. Some of the information here is probably just plain wrong! John Beardsworth proposed some categories for the degree of DNG support, and suggested that there is probably value in indicating whether these products support XMP within DNG. So far, I've just indicated whether the product appears to have some "XMP within DNG" support, with the details on another page.

Products from Adobe

Adobe devised DNG, so support of DNG by Adobe isn't convincing to some people. Adobe's own support of DNG is confined to this section. Therefore the rest of the page is devoted to non-Adobe support for DNG. This page's count of products that support DNG doesn't include the ones in this section.

Product Flow Comments XMP
After Effects In Supported file formats in After Effects (7.x): "Camera raw (... .dng ...)".  

DNG Converter

In Out This both reads and writes DNG files. It is one of the main ways of creating DNG files. In 3.2 it provided a command line interface, permitting it to be used as a component within other products. Yes
DNG SDK In Out "The DNG SDK [Software Development Kit] provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging applications. This SDK can serve as a starting point for adding DNG support to existing applications that use and manipulate images or as an aid to adding DNG support within cameras". (It includes a binary distribution of the Adobe XMP SDK). Yes
Lightroom (beta) In Out "Adobe® Lightroom™ Beta is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images". (XMP support is present but limited in beta 2: "However, if you choose to Export the DNG then the edits data will be written into the DNG"). Yes
Photoshop & Bridge + ACR In Out DNG was introduced with ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) 2.3, running under Photoshop CS (but ACR 2.4 should be used). With ACR 3.x, running under CS2, DNG became the native raw format for ACR, holding settings as well as the raw data. Yes
Photoshop Elements + ACR In Out DNG was introduced with ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) running under Photoshop Elements 3.0, and later 4.0. Yes

Products from Camera Manufacturers

Some people consider that the most significant endorsement of DNG is "support by camera manufacturers' products". These may be cameras, digital backs, or software products supplied by them. Known products of this type are identified here. (Since the vast majority of people in the world who actually use DNG don't use camera manufacturers' products that support DNG, "support by camera manufacturers' products" can't be very significant!)

Product Flow Comments XMP
Better Light
Better Light - ViewFinder Out ViewFinder™ is camera control software for Better Light's digital scanning cameras (backs). "New ViewFinder 7.2 features: DNG Support - save image as Adobe DNG file".  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Flexcolor & 3FR to DNG Converter In Out Flexcolor is (inter alia) the Hasselblad-Imacon raw processor, and both reads and writes DNGs for Hasselblad-Imacon cameras & backs. Hasselblad-Imacon also state that they have a product that converts the 3F RAW (3FR) files output by the 39 megapixel Hasselblad-Imacon cameras and digital backs into DNG format. This may be FlexColor itself.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - H2D digital SLR Out This is a combined body and back, hence a genuine digital SLR camera.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Ixpress CFH digital back Out For: Hasselblad H2; all view cameras via Hasselblad H system adapter.  
Hasselblad-Imacon - Ixpress CF digital back (2 models) Out Camera support via i-adapters. Hasselblad H system and V system, Rollei 600X and AF, Contax 645AF, Mamiya 645 Pro, 645 AFD, RB and RZ67, Fuji GX680I/II/III. All view cameras via Hasselblad adapter. Horseman DigiFlex II and PrecisionWide 35 via Hasselblad adapter.  
Leica - Digital-Modul-R digital back Out For Leica R8 & R9 cameras, (which were originally released with 35mm backs).  
Leica - M8 Camera Out Uses DNG as its native raw format.  
MegaVision - E Series MonoChrome Out Forum: "Hit the shutter, and the image is immediately written to disc as a DNG".  
NuCORE Technology
NuCORE Technology - CleanCapture II PEK/SDK Out NuCORE supply CleanCapture® II image processors. "Product Evaluation Kit is a complete hardware and software reference design.... It can be upgraded to a Software Development Kit". The SDK and its API support DNG, and the PEK supports DNG picture capture.  
Pentax - K10D camera Out This is largely the same model as the Samsung GX-10, with superficial differences to the body. It offers a choice of raw formats: PEF or DNG. (It is the first camera to offer such a choice).  
Pentax - Photo Browser 3 Out This can convert any PEF (from *ist and K-series digital cameras) to DNG. This product is free for all owners of Pentax dSLRs, and is part of the K-series package.  
Ricoh - GR Digital camera Out As a small point-and-shoot camera, it is a novel user of DNG.  
Samsung - GX-10 camera Out This is largely the same model as the Pentax K10D, with superficial differences to the body. Non-Samsung sites are reporting the same choice between PEF and DNG.
(It will probably ship with Digimax Master rather than the Pentax software).
Samsung - PRO815 camera Out "Image fixe : RAW(DNG), TIFF, JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1".
It is supplied with Digimax Master, which can read and process the DNG files output by the camera.
Silicon Imaging
Silicon Imaging - SI-1920HDVR Out This combines a digital cinema class camera with CineForm RAW in an embedded PC architecture under Windows. Forum: "you can currently ... output a DNG sequence" & forum: "we give you a path to ... the DNG file format".  

Other DNG Converters

There are several products, other than those supplied by Adobe (above), that can create DNG files from proprietary raw files. Here are some of them. To avoid double-counting, these doesn't include those supplied by camera manufacturers (above).

Product Flow Comments XMP
mat trudel - dcraw patch to enable DNG output Out "I finally sat down and wrote a patch for the most excellent dcraw program to output DNG, so that Photoshop can properly import my raw photos using the ACR plugin".  
raw2dng, raw2dngw Out These are examples of private projects that convert the raw files for otherwise-unsupported cameras, including hacked cameras, into DNG. A search for raw2dng will find others. (Previously, such projects tended to fake NEF files, shown by a search for raw2nef, but converting to DNG is far better).  
SMaL to DNG Out From a forum: "I've finished the first release of a utility to convert SMaL RAW to Adobe DNG".  
Stephan Hess - eMotionDng & eMotionReader Out For some Sinar eMotion digital backs. "I decided to write a set of conversion utilities that would allow me to ... convert them quickly to dngs.... The software is tested with eMotion 22 and eMotion75. eMotionReader displays and copies image from an Sinar eMotion back ... or directly into eMotionDng. There is also a new preference (XMP) which, when set, will change the red point of the camera profile in ACR". ?

Products that "ingest" into DNG files

This category illustrates the growing exploitation of the command-line interface to the DNG Converter from 3.2 onwards. It is becoming easier to "ingest" raw files and automatically convert them to DNG as the start of a DNG-based workflow.

Product Flow Comments XMP
Ben Long - Convert Raw to DNG Automator Actions Out Mac Automator Action. "Mac users running OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") can ease their conversion tasks using this Automator action, which lets you batch process your DNG conversions, as well as include DNG conversion in a more complex image processing pipeline". (Uses the command-line interface to the DNG Converter).  
Breeze Systems - Downloader Pro Out Forum: "Downloader Pro v1.7.1 beta 1 is now available for download and includes the following changes: New DNG converter plug-in to create DNG copies of raw files as they are downloaded (requires Adobe's DNG converter v3.2 or later)".  
Brian Vallelunga - DNG Converter Re-Importer Out "The DNG Converter Re-Importer is for the photographer using iView MediaPro that wishes to convert existing cataloged raw images into Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) file format. It automates the task of converting the raw files, importing them, adding annotations, and finally exporting annotations back to the DNG files".  
Doug Alcorn - Image Ingest Script for DNG Out "Now that Adobe's DNG Converter can be used from the command line, I've written a new script to ingest photos from compact flash, convert to DNG, and rename based on EXIF.... adding XMP metadata from a Template file". Yes
Marc Rochkind - ImageIngester Out "ImageIngester™ - One-click image transfer ("ingestion") from your digital camera or card to your computer. Done the right way, with backup and verification: ... Automatically runs Adobe DNG Converter (optional); original raw kept in backup".  
PicaJet - RoboImport In Out (See also PicaJet itself). "RoboImport downloads your digital images straight from a digital memory card or a digital camera, renames them, and automatically perform's a number of image editing operations during transferring to your PC.... RoboImport batch processes your DNG conversions using Adobe's free DNG Converter.... New in 1.1 build 48: Added mapping IPTC to DNG XMP data". Yes
Protozoic - DNG Workflow Out Mac Automator scripts to convert to DNG and store raws & DNGs into folders. "Here's some workflow helper scripts for digital photography.... use OS X 10.4 ... Automator.... use Adobe DNG (version 3.2)".  

Various 3rd-party converters, viewers, organisers, etc

This is an ill-defined category meaning "3rd party software products intended for daily use by photographers". It includes the sort of raw converters, photo-editors, viewers, asset managers, etc, that photographers might buy "off the shelf".

Product Flow Comments XMP
A Better Finder Rename In "A Better Finder Rename is the most comprehensive file renaming solution for the Macintosh and transforms the tedious and time-consuming task of renaming multiple files into a simple matter of seconds". 15th February 2006 - Version 7.1.5 adds experimental support for the following additional digital photography RAW formats: Adobe DNG, ....  
AccuSoft Corporation - ImageGear In

"ImageGear® is the industry standard for high-performance imaging solutions". RAW File Format ... AccuSoft introduces support in ImageGear 14.5 for RAW files used in over 70 different cameras ... as well as the Adobe DNG and TIFF/EP formats". (The ImageGear toolkit is also used by Paint Shop Pro X).

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager In Launched January 2006: "Powerful searching and organizing tools help you manage hundreds upon thousands of photographs effortlessly.... Integrate your workflow seamlessly with clients and colleagues by leveraging DNG (Digital Negative Specification) RAW format support".  
Alchemy Mindworks - Graphic Workshop Professional In "Graphic Workshop Professional is the image management package for Windows and the ultimate digital darkroom". The current version of the RAW plugin ... supports raw files from the following cameras ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
ApoliSoft - MCataloguer In "A ... multilingual and multi-level categories supported, multipurpose cataloging program. ... Creates or extracts thumbnails for image or digi-photo raw files, saves in ajustable size from 64x64 to 128x128 pixel. Supports following image formats: ... And these raw formats: ... .dng".  
Apple - Aperture In "Featuring a RAW-focused workflow, Aperture makes RAW as easy as JPEG... From capture to output, you work directly with your RAW files, never having to first convert them into another format before viewing, adjusting, organizing, or printing them.... It also supports the Adobe DNG format".  
Apple - iPhoto In (Part of iLife). "iPhoto has always been the best way to easily import photos from your digital camera, organize them for fast retrieval, and then share them with family and friends". "Yes it does support DNG files quite well".  
Apple Tiger - Preview In Preview is a viewing application included in Apple's Mac OS X Tiger.  
ArcSoft - Panorama Maker In "ArcSoft Panorama Maker® 4 turns any series of overlapping photos into a gorgeous panoramic image in just seconds.... the program works with RAW image files by Nikon, Canon, and Adobe (DNG)".  
ArkiPix In Digital image archive software for companies and photographers. FAQ: "ArkiPix uses Dave Coffins programming in converting raw format.... Version 1.285 claims to be able to convert these formats.... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...."  
Basil G - FotoFiles In "The main goal is a fast image search and identification. Graphic files formats needed and used by "digital" professionals only are supported: ... DNG .... The application is a tool for structured metadata description".  
BreezeBrowser In "Also displays Adobe DNG format raw files".  
BreezeBrowser Pro In Out "Also displays Adobe DNG format raw files.... (v1.5): Editing of XMP IPTC data in ... DNG ... file formats". Yes

CameraBits - Photo Mechanic

In Out

This is an image browser. Photo Mechanic Version 4.4: "Photo Mechanic can embed IPTC and/or XMP data in TIFF-based RAW formats, including ... and Adobe DNG". Yes
Canto Cumulus + Photo Suite In "Canto Cumulus is a powerful digital asset management system for all organisations where effective workflow management and asset control is paramount. ... Cumulus Product Suite has a number of add-ons, called Options ... Photo Suite ... From v6.5+ Cumulus supports Adobe's DNG format". (They appear to have sold the single-user version to MediaDex).  
Cerious Thumbs Plus + Digicam Raw Plug-in In ThumbsPlus Digicam Raw Plug-in: "Version 1.5 includes ... Support for Adobe DNG (Digital NeGative) images".  
CinePaint In By email: "CinePaint ... one of the open source applications supporting 16-bit DNG and camera RAW since at least last summer 2005 officially (version 0.19-1)".  
CMS Products - copy2go-Xpress In "copy2go-Xpress software serves as a content manager by providing a digital bridge between a portable or desktop computer running the Windows 2000/XP operating system and a wide array of storage devices.... Popular file types include: Digital photos ... DNG".  
cPicture + RAW plug-in In "cPicture is a modern software to support your digital picture workflow". "The Raw plug-in uses DCRAW library".  
CoolUtils - Total Image Converter In "Total Image Converter allows you to take an image and create a new one with a different size or format, or perform the task for huge batches of graphic files with one click". Complete list of supported cameras: ... DNG ...".  
Dave Coffin - dcraw + dcraw.exe build & MacOS X build + Archive for the 'dcraw' Category + DCRAW For Delphi + DCRAW2PS GUI In

"So here is my mission: Write and maintain an ANSI C program that decodes any raw image from any digital camera on any computer running any operating system". (This includes DNG). Many products use dcraw. It is hard to know how many of them therefore support DNG, perhaps without knowing they do so. Or how many simply need to take a later version of the code. (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).

Digital Light & Color - Picture Window Pro In From the Beta page for 4.0 (full 4.0 has now been released): "24 Mar 2006 ... RAW Support: Support has been extended to Adobe DNG ...".  
Digital Photo Cataloger In "Easy to use and powerful photo catalog software for Windows". From a forum: "DNG Support??? Yes".  

DIMIN - Viewer


"View images in countless formats, and apply a variety of effects with this small, fast, and powerful application". Formats. Adobe Digital Negative using the DCRAW Codec (div5_dcraw.dll).


Directory Opus + DCRaw Viewer Plugin

In Directory Opus is a file manager for Windows. DCRaw Viewer Plugin is a file viewer (optionally viewing either the raw image or an embedded JPEG) for Directory Opus. Version "This means we support several additional camera formats as well as Adobe DNG".  

DK Software - PhoA


Free photo album and image cataloguing software. Supported file formats: Adobe Digital Negative images (*.dng).

dpMagic Plus In "With dpMagic Plus you can preview RAW images as thumbnails or in full screen viewer, execute slideshow, view histogram and much more. Supports Adobe Digital Negative File (DNG)".  
DxO Optics Pro Out "Does DxO Optics Pro support Adobe® Digital Negative (DNG) file format?" "Yes, since version 2.2 supports Adobe DNG as output file format".  
escomtools.com - UltraConverter In "UltraConverter is a fast, flexible and easy-to-use image conversion program, which allows you to convert your files to over 100 image formats". Supported formats "... dng ...".  
Extensis Portfolio In "File Format Support". Yes
FastStone - Image Viewer & Maxview In

"FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor.... It supports all major graphic formats ... DNG".
"FastStone MaxView is a tiny, fast and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats.... Digital camera RAW formats ... DNG".

FotoTime - FotoAlbum In Organise, Search, Import, Slideshows, etc. "Added support for Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) file format".  
FotoWare - FotoStation Classic & FotoStation Pro & Index Manager In "FotoWare is the leading supplier of digital asset management and digital imaging software". Weblog: "We have now implemented support for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG) file format".  
F-Spot In "F-Spot is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop.
F-Spot supports many files types, including ... DNG ...
FuturixImager In "FuturixImager (formerly Futuris Imager) is compact and customizable image viewer. It is capable of opening more then 50 graphical formats, including all popular ones (... DNG)"  
Gábor Horváth - RAW Therapee In "THe Experimental RAw Photo Editor"! It isn't clear to what extent it supports DNG. Gábor: "I have the dng support on my TODO list". John Bean: "... it supports DNG". Mats: "... and also the pef´s i have converted to DNG ...". Trevor: "A workaround for using kodak raw files for now is to use the free adobe DNG converter. I have done this a few times and it works fine".  
GIMP + UFRaw plugin or dcraw-gimp2.0 In GIMP is the GNU ("GNU's Not UNIX") Image Manipulation Program. "It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring". "UFRaw has three modes of operation. As a Gimp plug-in, you simply open the raw image with the Gimp and the UFRaw preview window pops up....". "dcraw-gimp2.0 ... Many new cameras, support for the Adobe Digital Negative format, DNG)."  
Google - Picasa In "Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC". Picasa 2.5 Out Of Beta: "Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more".  

Hamrick Software - VueScan

In "What's new in version 8.2.02 ... Added support for Adobe DNG raw digital camera files".  
Helicon filters In "Helicon Filter does not loose information during the whole workflow (16 bit instead of usual the 8 bit per channel). It supports all RAW file types, 48 bit TIFFs, the new DNG format, lossless JPEG 2000 and many others".  

HexCat - ViewIt

In ViewIt is a shareware, OS X native, fast and easy to use image viewer that supports most popular image formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD , RAW, DNG, animated GIF and more.  
Holocore - PictureSync In "PictureSync is a ... utility that simplifies batch uploading your photographs ... to online services, - directly from your image-management application or files, whilst preserving your own valuable annotations and metadata". "... version history ... XMP import, enhanced IPTC import (DNG and TIFF); uses ExifTool ... RAW import (CRW, CR2, NEF, DNG)".  

H&M Software - StudioLine Photo & StudioLine Photo 2

In "StudioLine Photo is an easy-to-use solution for managing and editing digital image collections. Import images in DNG format. Use the filter "RAW Settings" to optimize the image processing of RAW and DNG formats, if the settings specific to your camera model are not to your satisfaction".  

Ichikawa Soft Laboratory - SILKYPIX® Developer Studio

In "SILKYPIX® Developer Studio corresponds to the DNG (Digital Negative) issued by Adobe Systems Incorporated, which is one RAW data standard". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support. There are some limitations).  
idImager In "idImager is a full featured image viewer and organizer with additional options to create thumbnail galleries from your collections ... Version history ... v ... Supporting all new camera types, including full size DNG support". Yes
ImageConverter Plus In "People always prefer using natural things. Basing on our 10 year experience we're now providing you with the first natural image converter. Image Converter Plus - a natural for image conversion. File Formats ... DNG (Digital Negative)"  
ImageMagick Studio - ImageMagick In "ImageMagick® ... is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. ... Supported Image Formats ... DNG".  

IOSPIRIT - Picture Arena

In "150 cameras plus Adobe DNG".  
IrfanView In "Available PlugIns and current versions .... FORMATS - (version 3.97): allows IrfanView to read some rare image formats ... DNG ...". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).  
Iridient Digital - Raw Developer In "RAW Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed specifically for Mac OS X. RAW Developer supports nearly all digital cameras that are capable of producing RAW image files as well as Adobe's DNG file format".  
iView MediaPro In Out "iView 3.02 reads DNG files' XMP data from from Adobe, IPTC-Core, iView and other namespaces whose tags have been hard coded into the application. It writes metadata into DNG files in XMP format, including Adobe, IPTC-Core and iView-specific metadata such as its Catalog Sets, but cannot write other extensible custom metadata."
Microsoft completed the acquisition of iView Group Limited on June 22, 2006. (iView. The DAM Book).

Jobo - Giga Vu PRO, mobile hard drive

In Out Needs 1.0.5. firmware upgrade  
KavaSoft - Shoebox In Photo organiser and viewer. "Supports lots of image formats ... RAW, DNG ...".  
KDE - digiKam In "digiKam supports RAW image thumbnails creation only relying on the DCRAW program from the main window. RAW file support on image editor isn't yet implemented. The main Raw file formats supported by digiKam are listed below: .. DNG Adobe RAW file format (Digital NeGative)".  



"Konvertor is a multimedia viewer/converter supporting conversion among 1084 image, animation, audio, video and text formats quickly and easily". Main supported graphic formats: DNG Adobe Digital NegGative.

Lasersoft Silverfast - DC VLT, DCPro Studio, DCPro In "For all listed cameras SilverFast also fully supports Adobe DNG as an input format. If a camera is not listed as supported, it might occur that not all camera information present in the DNG file can be made use of. Still, such DNG files can of course be read by SilverFast".  
LCAMediabase In "LCAMediabase is an easy-to-use and powerful software program to create a database of your images, music files, documents or any other filetype". List of supported Camera RAW formats ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  

LemkeSoft - GraphicConverter X/Classic


Nov. 14, 2005, GraphicConverter 5.7.3: "iptc change in DNG files will add ANPA resource and not modify the image data (browser)". (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).

Light Crafts - LightZone In FAQ: "LightZone does support DNG-format image files". It appears to support DNG files for cameras that it supports via their native raw formats, plus some others. For example, it supports DNG files from the Leica DMR back, which is not in the list of supported cameras, and DNG converted from the Pentax *istD, whose native PEFs it doesn't support, and DNGs converted from Sigma X3Fs that it doesn't support. LightZone actually reveals some of the DNG parameters in its DNG panel that even Adobe products don't reveal! (Supports DNGs for at least some cameras whose native raws it doesn't support).  
Logical Designs - SharpRaw In "SharpRaw is the only software product to use Neural Network technology to perform interpolation of raw data files to produce the highest possible resolution with the lowest noise.... Pro Version now supports the Adobe Digital Negative".  
MediaChance - PhotoBrush In "Photo-Brush is a cool new image editor, natural and artistic media painting program, picture retouching tool, photo enhancer and Image Browser.... Version 3.5 adds RAW support for over 100 different cameras". It doesn't mention DNG on the website, but I downloaded a 30-day trial version which reads lots of DNG, both default DNG and Linear DNG.  
MediaDex - MediaDex Pro In This is a single-user Digital Asset Management package acquired from Canto. PDF: "MediaDex Professional - List of full supported RAW formats ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG)".  
Media Purveyor In

"Free image viewer, movie and audio player that provides description based searching and organization". Version 2.1: "Feature ... File Support ... Load DNG (Digital Negative format) files....".

New World Software - Smart Photo Import & Focus Photoeditor In "Smart Import is a small tool that helps you to import the shots from your digital photocamera into your computer". "Focus Photoeditor is a powerful image editor and photo enhancer software for Windows". "Now support DNG format".  
OnTheGoSoft - Photo Backup In "Photo Backup creates an archive for all your digital photos, spanning multiple CDs and DVDs. It lets you quickly search the archive and instantly retrieve selected photos, folders or entire discs". Blog: "Photo Backup 2.3.4 support Adobe DNG and PSD formats".  
Photodex - ProShow Producer In "Software for Professional Slide Show Creation. ... Supported Input Formats ... .DNG Adobe Digital Negative".  
PhotoLine 32 In "Image editing software for Windows/MacOS.... This library lists plenty of cameras that are supported.... But we will show the list here to give you a chance to check your own camera. Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ..."  
Photools - IMatch In "IMatch makes it easy to view, edit and organize your digital image collection.... Digital Camera RAW Formats ... Adobe DNG ... IMatch fully supports loading and displaying XMP information from .XMP sidecar files and embedded XMP data in ... DNG ...." Yes
PicaJet - PicaJet FX In (PicaJet also supply RoboImport). "Instantly organize thousands of photos automatically". PicaJet features: "Camera RAW files support including Adobe DNG.... Write the image annotations into the DNG files (XMP section)". Yes
Lonking Software - Picture Resize Genius In "Picture Resize Genius includes the ability to batch resize pictures, batch resize photos, and perform batch image resize functions. Besides, it can add a text overlay (watermark), rename file and more". A separate site says "Picture Resize Genius support more than 40 picture file format (... DNG ...).  

PictureFlow - Archive Creator

In Out?

"Archive Creator (AC) is a Windows based program that is designed to simplify the task of archiving large groups of files to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW". Supported Image File Types: Formats Supported (in most but not all cases) ... Adobe Digital NeGative (DNG) ...".

Pixmantec - Rawshooter Essentials & RawShooter Premium In

"Adobe Digital Negative Specification (DNG) for all above mentioned cameras".
Pixmantec's technical assets have been acquired by Adobe! RawShooter Premium will be discontinued: Adobe. Pixmantec. Photoshop News.

Pixort by JottoSoft In "Pixort is an affordable/free tool for reviewing, comparing, sorting and culling photographic image files". Supported formats: ... DNG ....  
Polybytes - PolyView + PolyImagePro & PolyImage2 In "PolyView is our fast and powerful image viewer, conversion, and printing utility.... The following summarizes the feature set of the PolyImage2 and PolyImagePro library components: Image Types Supported Adobe Digital NeGative (DNG) (Read Only) ..."  
ProFotoSoftware - PFS Batch Processor Pro In This provides raw conversion and image adjustments. "Supported RAW Formats (Pro version only): Adobe DNG ...".  
Proshooters DigitalPro In "DigitalPro 4 ... with real-time cataloging to speed the process of loading, reviewing, cataloging and publishing your photos". "New Features in DigitalPro 4 and 4.1: Adobe DNG Support".  
Raw PhotoDesk In "RAW PhotoDesk for Windows allows you to view, edit and convert both raw and other file formats from many different digital cameras. RAW PhotoDesk will read Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) format".  
RAW Virtuoso In "I did not find any existing software I can use to quickly get a preview of different types of RAW files...and maybe convert them. That's the whole idea behind it". Supports ... DNG ...".  
ReaSoft Development - ReaConverter In Features: "ReaConverter makes image conversion and oft-recurring picture editing simple for you.... With ReaConverter 4, you will be able to convert from: ... Digital cameras raw images: ... DNG ... to: ...".  

RL Development - QPict

In Media Asset Management. QPict 7 beta: "Changes in Preview 3 - Native DNG support ..."  
Supporting Computers - Artizen In "Artizen is the first complete High and Low Dynamic Range Graphic Studio on the market today.... Supported File Formats: ... DNG ...".  
Serif - AlbumPlus & PhotoPlus 10 Studio Pack In "AlbumPlus will manage your photos in electronic photo albums and enable you to retrieve photos of those special moments in your life in a single click". New features: ... support for over 150 Digital Camera RAW formats including Adobe DNG. PhotoPlus 10 Studio Pack includes AlbumPlus, hence DNG.  
STOIK - Imagic In Integrated browser, viewer, photo and video editor. "RAW (DNG)".  
through-the-lens - Rawview In "RawView is an extremely small Java program which allows you to view a variety of raw-files from digital cameras and batch convert the images to JPEGs".  

Tidalwave - blueMarine

In Open source application for photo workflow. "v0.8.5 released ... preliminary DNG support (Adobe Digital Negative)"  
Trois Bambous - ChronoPhoto In "ChronoPhoto is a digital photograph viewer. With ChronoPhoto, you can quickly view and print your digital photographs, select those you want to keep and get rid of the others". Liste des appareils photos supportés pour le format RAW ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
UFRaw In The Unidentified Flying Raw (UFRaw) is a utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras. "Supported cameras - Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...".  
Ulead - PhotoImpact In PhotoImpact 11 image editing program: "File Format Support ... DNG ..."  

Where Is It? + Digital Camera Raw Files Thumbnails Plugin


Where Is It? is cataloging software. DNG can be supported by the Digital Camera Raw Files Thumbnails Plugin, a wrapper around Dave Coffin's dcraw.c project, capable of decoding raw photos from many different types of digital camera, including DNG.

Xequte Software - MegaView In "MegaView is a comprehensive picture viewer and media player that supports all common image, multimedia, text, web and Office formats.... Supported Formats ... Raw Camera Files ... Digital Negative Format (*.dng) ..."  
Xequte - Smart Pix Manager & DVD PixPlay In Smart Pix Manager: "Supported Formats ... Raw Camera Files ... Digital Negative Format (*.dng) ...".
DVD PixPlay Extra Formats Plug-In: "This plug-in adds support for the following image formats to DVD PixPlay ... Camera Digital Negative (*.dng)".
XnView In

Free graphics viewer. Forum: "Yes DNG is supported".

Zoner - Photo Studio In "Zoner Photo Studio 8 is a universal tool for a broad range of digital camera users. It offers everything you need for processing digital photos. File Formats ... support for thumbnails and for display of picture information added for ... DNG (Digital Negative) ...".  

Various other components and tools

This is an ill-defined category meaning "3rd party software products intended for specialist use by software developers, diagnosticians, and some photographers with special concerns". Some of these are intended to be built into end-user software products. Some of these might be used daily some experienced photographers.

Product Flow Comments XMP
Apex Internet Software - TIFFProp In "This TIFF tag viewer allows ready inspection of the data structure of TIFF files.... Recognized field names include those of TIFF-EP, TIFF/IT, Adobe DNG, and TIFF-FX".  
Arcksoft - RecoverPlus In "File & Photo Recovery on all media, Card - Stick - Reader - Disk - Camera - CD - DVD. Lost your photo's or files? Don't Panic. RecoverPlus is your recovery companion for all removable media". Raw recover ...|DNG|....  
Atalasoft - DotImage Photo Pro In "DotImage Photo Pro is an advanced raster imaging toolkit that can add image viewing, editing, printing, and metadata support to an application. DotImage compliments GDI+ in .NET by adding more advanced codecs, image processing, and UI controls". "[Release 4.0] has some significant new features.... Faster RAW image codec with support for more formats including DNG".  
Dave Coffin - elphel_dng.c Out A sort of (very) mini DNG SDK! From dcraw page:
Q: "I'm designing a digital camera. How do I convert its raw photos into something that dcraw and Adobe Photoshop can open?"
A: "Download LibTIFF v3.8.0 and apply this patch. Then use this C program as a template for converting your photos to valid Adobe DNG files".
DIM (Digital Image Mover) In "DIM ... copies files from your camera's memory card to a destination directory determined by your storage scheme". (Forum: If you want to extract the timestamp (or other info) from inside the file, it supports jpg, tiff, crw, dng, cr2, nef and any other format with and "immediate" EXIF header").  
eFotoXpress In "Emails high-quality digital photos quickly.... Now supporting file format as follow: almost all Camera RAW formats and DNG ...".  
ExifPro In ExifPro is an application meant to display, manipulate and browse photographs. ExifPro Change Log: "NEW: DNG (Digital Negative) support; as with other 'raw' formats, ExifPro relies on the preview image embedded inside DNG file to present the photo".  


In "exifprobe" is a camera image file probe. Exifprobe ... reports the structure of the files and the auxilliary data and metadata contained within them.... the program understands several formats which may contain "raw" camera data, including ... DNG.
Raw file formats are analysed for: TIFF & TIFF- derived "raw"; Other "raw" formats.
Exif Reader In "Exif Reader is image file analysis software .... It analyzes and displays ... and other image information included in the Exif image format ...." Support: ... DNG(Digital Negative) ....  
Exiftool (Or Exiftool)

In Out

"ExifTool provides an extensible set of perl modules to read and write meta information in image files. It reads ... DNG (Digital Negative) images.... It writes ... DNG files.... Reads ... XMP ... Writes ... XMP ...". Yes
Exiv2 In Exif and IPTC metadata library and tools. "RAW files format can be parsed to extract Exif and Makernote metadata". ... DNG (Adobe RAW).  
HiComponents - ImageEn, IEvolution, ImageEn ActiveX In "ImageEn is a component suite for image processing, viewing and analysis.... ImageEn allow you to include professional graphics software features in your applications. plugins: Camera RAW reader based on DCRAW v. 1.285 (support almost Camera RAW formats and DNG)"  
ImageIO - jrawio - RAWProcessor In The Java Image I/O API provides a pluggable architecture for working with images stored in files and accessed across the network. jrawio is a Service Provider Implementation for ImageIO. It provides the ability to read images coded in raw formats, including DNG.  

Imagero - Reader

In "Imagero Reader is in Java written library for reading of image files.... DNG: Full resolution image can't be yet read, but thumbnail, preview and metadata can be read. Also: "EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata editing". Yes
Jeffrey's EXIF Viewer In Web browser-based EXIF viewer. "Works with these file formats: ... DNG ...".  
JHOVE In JHOVE - JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment. "JHOVE provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital objects. Coverage ... The TIFF-hul module recognizes and validates the following public profiles: ... DNG (Adobe Digital Negative)".  
LibTIFF In "TIFF Library and Utilities: ... a library, libtiff, for reading and writing TIFF, a small collection of tools for doing simple manipulations of TIFF images on UNIX systems ... Current Version: v3.7.3 ... Added support for all DNG tags".  
Pegasus Imaging Corporation - ImagXpress Photo & PICTools Photo In Toolkits for advanced photo imaging for photo management software, online photo services, kiosk applications, etc. "Digital Camera RAW File Format Support: ... Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...."  

Pixify Imaging Solutions

In "Java imaging solutions include image viewers and class libraries that support ... DNG ....". (This is hard to verify, but DMOZ states this too).  
PiXPO In "Broadcast your own video site right now.... Just back from the party with a digital camera full of ... photos? ... With PiXPO ... In under 3 minutes you're broadcasting to the world - right from your own PC". Supported Raw Formats: Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) ...  
PixVillage In "Online Photo Sharing ... Select ... photos you want to share.... Select contacts ... who will have access to these photos. PixVillage connects you directly to the PCs of your authorized contacts and automatically transfers your photos from PC to PC (through a P2P online photo sharing process)." New in v2.0: "Compatibility with RAW, DNG ... file formats".  
RoboGEO In Out "RoboGEO is Windows software that geocodes digital photos with latitude, longitude and altitude information. RoboGEO v3.2 ... Added support for Adobe's DNG (Digital NeGative) image format. You can write (lossless) location data direct to the EXIF headers while preserving the original DNG format".  
Scarabée Software - Siren Renamer In "Siren renames in mass files based on an expression you've written ... every information associated to a file can be used ... Information extracted from files: ... Raw image: ... dng".  
TheZeal Software - Exif Stats In "Ever wondered which focal lengths you were using most, or which lens you used the most, or shutterspeed, or aperture, or ISO or any other technical information .... now this information can be easily extracted using the Exif Stats utility.... Many common types are supported, including ... DNG ...".  
Thomas Knoll - DNG Recover Edges In Out At The Luminous Landscape: "Thomas Knoll ... has written a free utility program which recovers all of the pixels that any supported digital camera records, whether it's hidden edges or intentionally cropped formats. Called DNG Recover Edges, this small utility is available for both Windows PCs and Macs. All cameras supported by Camera Raw are supported by DNG Recover Edges".  

Operating systems, etc

This is an ill-defined category that includes "extensions to operating systems". Some of these might be used daily some experienced photographers.

Product Flow Comments XMP
Apple - Tiger In Apple uses raw file processing in the operating system for its applications such as Aperture. Tiger can "open files in the ... Adobe DNG (Digital Negative) format".  
Windows XP - via registry - Registry hack to add DNG thumbnails In

Near bottom of the page: "The same fix that Shaun Ivory from Microsoft published for NEF thumbnails also works to create thumbnails for Adobe's new DNG format".


Services, etc

Services rather than tangible hardware or software products.

Product Flow Comments XMP
photobase (Australia) Out "Photobase offers a professional file handling service for photographers that shoot digital.... Digital File Handling Services include: ... Convert to DNG (Digital Negative)".  
Visual Vacations Photography In Out "Visual Vacations Photography offers a variety of high quality professional photographic services ... Term And Conditions ... Purchased images delivered in any digital image format (JPEG, TIFF, PDF, DNG, etc.) may be used ...".