The Great DNG Conversion Race!

Right, I have just started converting a little over nine thousand Canon Raw files to DNG. I have used DNG for personal projects and family photos for while, but had resisted converting my landscape and travel photos to DNG. Until now.

I’m using Adobe Lightroom’s built-in DNG converter, and opting to discard the original raw file at the end (that’s the bit I’m a bit nervous about). Anyway, I’ll write a bit more about DNG conversion in another post, but right now I want to ask you all a question…

How long do you think converting 9056 Canon Raw files to DNG (with full preview and fast load data embedded, but no original raw) will take? Care to take a guess, just for fun?

I converted the first batch of six thousand images yesterday, so I have a fairly good idea, and let’s just say that I am not going to be spending much time on the computer today (which, by the way, is a 2007 Mac Pro 8-core with 8Gb RAM, if that will help you with your mental arithmetic).

I look forward to hearing from you all…on your marks…get set…go!

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