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This is a commendable gesture, no doubt. But do you really think that camera manufacturers that don't support DNG are reading this forum? ;)
No, definitely not. But they're going to read the petition, if I have anything to say about it. :)
The last petition of this kind had over 10,000 signatures, from the 2004 release of DNG. We're thinking they are still at the table with Adobe because of that, and need a little reminder what their customers want...
I signed my support!
Pentax supports DNG, so I didn't have to sign.
I also use Pentax, but I signed on behalf of Nikon and Canon users, who don't know what they are missing.
(It is amazing that some Nikon and Canon users object to the thought even of having DNG as an option! Why?)
Agreed, Barry. In some cases, the non-DNG formats are actually already remarkably close to DNG. A bit of byte shuffling here and there would be sufficient to turn them into valid DNGs.
Ramon, the petition isn't really about whether individuals' needs, it's more about the industry as a whole, establishing a standard for photography for the future. One great analogy I heard was using cell phones as an example... the reason I can talk to you on my cell, regardless of the make or provider, is because of industry standardization.
I'd like to think that in 10 years, whether I have a Pentax or not, I could shoot a standard, open RAW format.
Thanks to those who've signed!
"the petition isn't really about whether individuals' needs,"