problem running DNG converter from command line

Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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I am trying to run the DNG converter (version 13.1.0.658) from the command line as per specification, but I am not getting any output and I don't understand why.

 

This is the comand I type at the windows command prompt:

"c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter\Adobe DNG Converter.exe" -c *.NEF

and it just returns to the command prompt without any message or output.

 

If I type the above command without the -c and *.NEF at the end, it starts the GUI interface, so the path to the executable is correct.

 

When I get the above to work, I then want to take the next step and put it in a FOR loop as shown below to convert all my NEF files in all my folders (below current folder), but I first should get the basic command to work.

for /R %f in (*.NEF) do "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter\Adobe DNG Converter.exe" -cr4.6 -dDNGexport %f

 

Please help

 

Thanks

Willem

 

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Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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I am seeing the same problem with 14.0.1.952. It just exits immediately with no output.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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I wrote a Bridge script to convert files using DNG Converter via command line. It took a LOT of finagling (Windows sucks, and I use Powershell to hide the stupid command window which made things even more fun) but it does now work.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mg817g9a9ymbasi/AADTmXUVxmFfM58bcyYE7yiwa?dl=0

DNG Convert is part of the Script Utility Pack

 

As for your situation above, you need to provide an actual path to your original files.

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Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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Thank you, specifying the full path was the key. Two other things I noticed:

  1. Any kind of error (including wrong command line) is silent, just nothing happens
  2. You cannot use wildcards, like *.cr3

But now that I know this I can work with it.

Thanks

 

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