Thanks very much Ramon. That's very helpful. I marked the thread solved a little bit too soon, though.
If I set Image Capture as you describe, it doesn't automatically convert the images when the camera is connected or when the images are being transferred.
There's a setting in Image Capture's EOS 5D Mk II window under Options - Connection Options to "Automatically download all items. I thought that perhaps ticking this plus setting DNG to open when the camera is connected would result in on-the-fly conversion during download.
Is this possible or must I first download the images before I can convert them?
Have a nice day.
As I mentioned in post #1, you have to launch the DNG Converter and then run it on your files, setting the parameters you define regarding source and destination folders.
The DNG can be launched automatically for you when you connect the camera, as you have confirmed. Now it has to be run on your images.
Whether the last process (the actual running of the DNG on the files without your intervention) can be automated for you, I don't know. Perhaps through scripting, but I have no idea.
Philip Dygeus wrote:
…or must I first download the images before I can convert them?
They can be converted on the fly as you download them. I don't know if that answers your question.
Personally, if I wanted to convert to DNG (which at this point is not part of my workflow) I would want both the original raws as well as the converted DNGs on my local hard disks, which the DNG can do for me on the fly.