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16-bit DNG

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Hi,
When I convert a 14-bit RAW files from Camera into a DNG the created file is only 8-bit. Lightroom offers this possibility for importing photos and also creates a DNG for HDR (which is also only 8-bit). Is there a way to get higher bit depth for DNG files?

 

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Most likely you are looking at the properties of the embedded JPEG preview, not at the properties of the DNG data. DNG made from converted RAW files are 16 bits, and DNG made from Merge to HDR are 16 bits floating point.

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16-bit DNG

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Hi,
When I convert a 14-bit RAW files from Camera into a DNG the created file is only 8-bit. Lightroom offers this possibility for importing photos and also creates a DNG for HDR (which is also only 8-bit). Is there a way to get higher bit depth for DNG files?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Correct answer by JohanElzenga | Adobe Community Professional

Most likely you are looking at the properties of the embedded JPEG preview, not at the properties of the DNG data. DNG made from converted RAW files are 16 bits, and DNG made from Merge to HDR are 16 bits floating point.

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What makes you think that these DNG files are 8 bits?

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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I look at the properties of the file stored on the hard disk.

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Most likely you are looking at the properties of the embedded JPEG preview, not at the properties of the DNG data. DNG made from converted RAW files are 16 bits, and DNG made from Merge to HDR are 16 bits floating point.

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That could indeed be possible, since I get the information of the bit depth from the "image" section in the property/details panel (windows10). And I would also like it being that way 🙂

Happy to know that DNG are 16-bit. Couldn't find anything about it elsewhere. Thank you!

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Windows Explorer cannot display the raw image data. It can only display the JPEG preview. The same is true for original raw images.

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