DNG File

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.

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 DNG file openers, viewers, etc.

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 ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
HoneyView3HoneyView3User submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DNG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DNG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!