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Offline VoSub

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DNG Variables
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:29:43 PM »
Hi :)

It seems Photo Mechanic still isn't capable of reading some info from DNG files, or at least that's what I've found.

Things like white balance, color mode, sharpness, etc, wich are present in the NEF files I use and in the resulting DNGs (since Bridge can read them from the DNG), appear empty in Photo Mechanic. Number of shots is empty too, though I don't know if this one is DNG's fault.

Is really so difficult to add this capability ? I ask it because I use DNG and not having that info is a nuisance sometimes (opening Bridge just because it can read it ...)


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Re: DNG Variables
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 01:54:10 PM »
It seems Photo Mechanic still isn't capable of reading some info from DNG files, or at least that's what I've found.

Things like white balance, color mode, sharpness, etc, wich are present in the NEF files I use and in the resulting DNGs (since Bridge can read them from the DNG), appear empty in Photo Mechanic. Number of shots is empty too, though I don't know if this one is DNG's fault.

Is really so difficult to add this capability ? I ask it because I use DNG and not having that info is a nuisance sometimes (opening Bridge just because it can read it ...)

At this time, PM does not parse DNG files for manufacturer-specific Maker Notes.  The information you're describing is stored in those Maker Notes.

-Kirk