DNG File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a DNG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DNG files.
What is a DNG file?
The .dng file extension is used for a bitmap image file format that was developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. These DNG files are also known as Adobe Digital Negative files, which are raw images that have been captured with a digital camera or a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. The format of these .dng files are based on the Universal Digital Negative Raw file format, which was also created by Adobe Systems, Inc.Digital camera manufacturers and image manipulation software developers can use the DNG file format for their products. This format can allow their products to be capable of more flexible archiving and raw image processing functions. Metadata details and digital camera profiles that are stored in these .dng files are shared and publicly documented.The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software can be used to open and view the bitmap images that are stored in these .dng files. There are other image manipulation programs and graphics authoring applications that can be used to open and edit these DNG files.
How to open DNG files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DNG for different purposes. We have identified 1 DNG opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of DNG file.
Programs that open these files
Suggest another file format using extension DNG
While we know of one file format using the .DNG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DNG file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of DNG files. Remember, different programs may use DNG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|Pixillion Image Converter||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Photo Gallery||User submitted|
|Picasa Photo Viewer||User submitted|
|PhotoPad Image Editor||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|FastStone Image Viewer||User submitted|