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Adobe Updates DNG Converter

Also introduces Camera Raw 3.2, and launches Momentum in Print 2006 Conference.




Adobe has announced an update to its Digital Negative Specification (DNG) Converter. The DNG Converter will now give users additional preference settings for JPEG preview size, as well as the option to run DNG using a command-line interface.

The updated DNG Converter includes support for 14 new cameras added to the new Camera Raw 3.2 plug-in (see below), stores larger previews, and expands options for storing the original proprietary files within the translated DNG. The updated Converter is available as a free download.

In addition, Adobe has:

— Introduced the Camera Raw 3.2 plug-in, extending long-term archiving abilities to 14 new camera models. The plug-in now supports more than 80 cameras, Adobe reports, and is available as a free download.

— Announced that Ricoh Co.'s new GR digital camera will support DNG.

— Updated and expanded its worldwide Photographers Directory. Available via the Adobe Bridge feature in Adobe's Creative Suite2 and Photoshop CS2 as well as on Adobe's website, the Directory is a searchable database that includes links to photographers around the world. Adobe has teamed up with nearly 20 professional photography associations to assemble the Directory's roster.


— Announced that its Momentum in Print 2006 Conference will be held January 22-24 at the San Francisco Marriott. The event will comprise keynote addresses, panel discussions, tutorials, technical roundtables, workflow and technology demonstrations, sponsor displays, and more. Attendees will include printers, Adobe vendor and development partners, industry educators, and association members. Registration fee: $495 ($395 if registered prior to December 23, 2005).




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