Convert DNG to JPG: As Easy as 1-2-3

Professional photographers are always interested in finding the optimal file format for storing and editing their photographs. And in the past few years, more and more of them started to prefer the DNG extension.

Though when Adobe released the DNG (Digital Negative) format, in 2004, many people were skeptical about the need for an additional type of raw file when each camera manufacturer already had a typical raw extension for each brand — NEF for Nikon, ORF for Olympus, CR2 for Canon, in time the DNG format grew in popularity.

One of the main advantages of DNG is that it is an open format which stores all the raw information captured by the camera’s sensor. This translates in great image quality and in the availability for image editing using advanced graphics design software. DNG can be handled using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well other imaging programs.

When compared with RAW image files, DNGs have an additional advantage that is highly valued by professional image editors. Apart from its ability to store the raw image data, a DNG file can also contain the metadata, and can even include the original RAW file in the camera’s proprietary format, in case you ever want to revert at it. Moreover, they tend to be smaller in size then RAW images, when they carry the same amount of information.

If you are among the fans of the DNG format, you will certainly need at some point to be able to convert DNGs into a format that is smaller, easier to archive and transfer. And if you want to opt for a format that is both popular and compatible with any image viewer, that can be easily uploaded on photo sharing websites and opened by any browser without requiring extra applications or plug-ins (even when you are using your smartphone or tablet), than JPEG will fit all your needs. So here are 3 easy steps to convert your DNGs into JPGs:

  1. Download and install reaConverter from, and quickly load all the DNG files you need to convert. This powerful software supports conversions to and from over 400 image formats, including archaic and rare.
  2. Decide if you want to apply any image editing to the files you intend to convert. reaConverter offers you a large variety of options, including the addition of a text or image watermark on each of your image files, rotating or resizing, adding photo effects, as well as many others.
  3. Choose among the long list of extensions available for conversion. You can opt for JPEG, but also BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF and many other formats that correspond to your needs. Then simply start the conversion and quickly enjoy your new image files!

Every image editing action will be applied to every DNG file you loaded and the result will be saved into JPEG by desired way.


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