2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2009 5:55 AM by geranium16

    Saving DNG as copy via Bridge-doesn't work!

      Hi, i just started using Bridge CS3 to download and backup (to an external HD). I download them onto my desktop, converting them to DNG in the process (all is well with that); however, when i ask it to save copies to an external HD, hence creating two sets of files, the copies are RAW not DNG. I don't understand that as the point of making the backup copies is to have an original DNG set of files. I thought perhaps i was doing something wrong but all my playing around does not get me DNG files as copies - is that on purpose? Am i doing something wrong? Or don't i understand the purpose of "save copies to:"?

      All instructions greatly encouraged, please.
        • 1. Re: Saving DNG as copy via Bridge-doesn't work!
          dfranzen_adobe Level 3
          Hi Taiyo,

          It sounds like you are using Adobe Photo Downloader via Bridge's "Get Photos From Camera..." menu command.

          The "save copies" feature will save copies of the original RAW files during the download process; you are seeing the feature work as designed. Some photographers want to keep both DNG files as well as the original original RAW format files, and others choose to keep only the converted DNG files.

          These original RAW can be used as part of a backup workflow, but the "save copies" option alone does not provide the kind of backup workflow I think most photographers want to use. For example if the photographer's intent is to keep the original RAW files as well as the DNGs (I understand that in your case, you just want to backup DNGs), then a robust backup would probably put backup copies of *both* the DNGs and the RAW files on an external hard drive (or more than one external hard drive).

          One way you can use Bridge to save backup copies of your DNGs after they've been downloaded is to select the new DNGs in Bridge and use the "Copy To" command in the Thumbnail contextual menu to make copies of the DNGs on your external drive. Right/Control Click on one of the selected thumbnails to bring up the menu. Recently browsed folders and folders you are browsing in other Bridge windows will appear in the "Copy To" list. A "Choose Folder..." command also lets you make copies to folders you have not yet browsed with Bridge.

          -David
          • 2. Re: Saving DNG as copy via Bridge-doesn't work!
            geranium16 Level 1

            I have spent ages trying to find out if i am doing something wrong also. I think it is ridiculous that copies wont save in DNG! If anything it is the copies that need to be  converted more so than the originals.Still i'm gald I found your email in the forum so that I can get on with something else. Denise