Barry Pearson has recently posted a number of blog posts outlining his experience learning and writing about the DNG format since it was introduced. They’re an excellent resources so I’ve added links/summaries to his posts below.
DNG Part 1 – Seven years of writing about Digital Negative Format
This article provides the background on all of the material Barry has written on the DNG format
DNG Part 2 – Timeline for the Digital Negative Format
The timeline of major DNG announcements is covered as well as this interesting tidbit:
“During the first 5 years when about 38 camera models were launched that wrote DNG, Adobe software added support for about 21 Canon models, about 20 Nikon models, and about 22 Olympus models. Camera models that write DNG are almost certainly launched at a much higher rate than camera models that support any other individual raw image format, including NEF, CR2, and ORF.”
DNG Part 3 – The tragedy of OpenRAW
The story of the OpenRAW initiative
DNG Part 4 – DNG is the ONLY archival raw file format
Barry outlines the value of the DNG format
I’d like to thank Barry for putting these articles together, summarizing his tireless efforts over the years to document and chronicle the progress of DNG.