DNG File

What are DNG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DNG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DNG file?

DNG files have multiple uses, and Digital Negative RAW Image File (Adobe) is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Digital Negative RAW Image File (Adobe)

The .dng file extension is used for an image format 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.

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. In addition, metadata details and digital camera profiles stored in these .dng files are shared and publicly documented.

The Adobe Photoshop software can be used to open and view the bitmap images that are stored in these .dng files. In addition, other image manipulation programs and graphics authoring applications can be used to open and edit these DNG files.

How to open DNG files

We have identified four DNG openers that are compatible with this specific type of DNG file.

Programs that open Digital Negative RAW Image File (Adobe) files

Last updated: January 16, 2023

More file formats using the DNG extension

Through our research of DNG files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Apple Digital Negative Format

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
HoneyView3HoneyView3User submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
RAW Thumbnail ViewerRAW Thumbnail ViewerUser submitted

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