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Chapter 3. Raw Hide: Mastering Camera Ra... > Saving RAW Files in Adobe’s Digital ... - Pg. 84

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Saving RAW Files in Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) Format Step One: As of the writing of this book, no major digital camera manufacturer has built in the ability to save RAW files in Adobe's DNG format (although we believe it's only a matter of time before they do); At this point in time, there's a concern with the RAW file format because there's not a single, universal format for RAW images--every digital camera manufac- turer has its own. That may not seem like a problem, but what happens if one of these camera companies stops developing or supporting a format and switches to something else? Seriously, what if in a few years from now there was no easy way to open your saved RAW files? Adobe recognized this problem and created the Digital Negative (DNG) format for long-term archival of RAW images.