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.DNG File Extension

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File Type 1Digital Negative Image File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.9 (16 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Universal RAW image format for saving digital photos in an uncompressed format; developed by Adobe Systems as a RAW image archival format and is supported by many image viewing and photo editing programs.

More Information

Read more about Adobe's DNG Specification.

NOTE: DNG files can be viewed directly in Windows using the Ardfry Imaging DNG codec.

Program(s) that open .DNG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
Microsoft Windows Photos
Serif PhotoPlus
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Google Picasa
CyberLink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Google Picasa
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
MacPhun ColorStrokes
CyberLink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra
Updated 6/12/2015

File Type 2Virtual Dongle Image

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Virtual Dongle image created by programs, such as EdgePro and Sentinel Dongle Dumper, then used by dongle emulators; contains a virtual copy of a dongle, which includes license information and acts as a key that allows software to be run.

More Information

A dongle is a physical device used to activate expensive software. The device helps protect the software from being stolen by hackers. DNG files are designed for users to backup or recover keys stored in the physical dongles that are lost or broken.

Program(s) that open .DNG files
Updated 1/6/2015