I am looking for some help regarding the conversion of Canon RAW files to DNG. I am considering migrating to storing DNG files in order to move away from having to carry sidecar files around. In beginning to use the Adobe raw conversion utility, I notice the image is changed and want to know if this is typical or if I am doing something wrong. I have attached two screen shots that show the original raw photo and the histogram and the converted file and the obvious compressed histogram. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
The actual conversion to DNG does not alter the raw data. I suspect that what you're seeing is perhaps a default rendering in your application? Can't tell what you're using from the screen shot.
Thank you Greg. You are correct. It turns out that I was seeing the embedded JPEG within the raw file.
Glad to have this understood.