Which RAW format is superior?

Right now, I am hanging onto RAW images mostly because I recognize their future potential. Would it be better to store them in Canon’s proprietary CR2 format, or in Adobe’s DNG format?

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

5 thoughts on “Which RAW format is superior?”

  1. Since I can convert CR2 to DNG any time, but cannot do the reverse, it seems most sensible to keep the files as CR2 format for now.

  2. Film: The Real Raw
    © 2009 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved.

    A raw file is not an original image. A raw file has already sampled and quantized the image, which loses information, while film retains the original image to be retrieved at any time in the future.

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