Using DNG Files in Photoshop CS3

asked Nov 23, 2013 in Graphic Design by GeekNew (720 points)
Hi everyone,

I have a Canon 500D and I am using Photoshop CS3. Using a DNG converter, I converted my CR2 files that I couldn’t open using my photoshop. However when I open  the converted file, it doesn’t open right away. Instead I have to first save this converted file as .PSD and only then I can actually use the image file. Is this right? Or am I doing anything wrong and changing the original raw format.
Can you please tell me what you think?

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answered Nov 23, 2013 by dona (4,540 points)
PSD is Photoshop default file. I don’t think though that your  image is still raw  with all the converting it went through but if you can add adjustment layers on your image, and then save as PSD, you can later  open this PSD image and edit the layer properties normally. Once you are done with the psd format you can save it in the jpeg format
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answered Nov 23, 2013 by TopNet (10,360 points)
If your camera shoots in dng, the files can open in RAW ACRS and you can then open it in Photoshop.

if you open your raw file in PhotoShop it opens in Adobe Camera Raw.
and the file name shows as IMAGE.DNG. if you don’t select a format. It will be saved as a psd file.