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DNG Converter not 'seeing' my camera's NEF files

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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I connect my D500 via USB and open DNG converter. I open the file browser to choose the file folder on my camera (XQD card) and it shows 'No Images Have Been Selected'. I have to transfer the pictures to my desktop then run that through them through the converter.

Am I not setting up DNG converter right? Having to download 1k photos to just run them through the Converter takes a while. 

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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I don't believe DNG Converter supports photo ingestion. Best you copy the files from the camera/memory card to your computer disk drive/SSD, then use DNG Converter to convert the files to DNG format.

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@Ian Lyons  (and others FYI) The DNG Converter can indeed support photo ingestion (in my experience)

Preferably use a USB Card Reader, and not connecting camera directly.

 

1) Select the FOLDER to convert  (DO NOT SELECT the individual images!!!!) as you see it in a File Browser (Win-File Explorer / Mac Finder)

ie. just highlight the FOLDER of camera files as in my Nikon example {102ND750}

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2) Select the location to Save the converted images-

In my clip I have chosen a folder {Converted Files} on my desktop. It would be better to choose the final storage location where you store ALL your photo files! eg. {My Pictures}, etc.

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3) Convert. Give the Converter enough time! You can watch as the 'Status' changes to "converted"

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And your DNG files will be found in the destination location.

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And here is another hint for Lightroom-CLASSIC users:  You could Set the destination location for the DNGs to an "AUTO IMPORT" folder so as they will be automatically Imported to the LrC Catalog (but in the Auto-Import 'Destination' folder set for Auto-Import.)

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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