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Downloads of v 16.2.0:


Last Update:

22 Feb 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Adobe


adobe-dnc adobe dnc raw photoshop lightroom image converter commercial

Adobe Digital Negative Converter

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16.2.0 | Updated: 22 Feb 2024



Downloads of v 16.2.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Adobe

Adobe Digital Negative Converter 16.2.0

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Windows 10 1809


Scan Testing Exemption for this package version only:

Package contains file(s) too big to be uploaded to VirusTotal!

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Adobe Digital Negative Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Adobe Digital Negative Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Adobe Digital Negative Converter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade adobe-dnc -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade adobe-dnc -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install adobe-dnc
    name: adobe-dnc
    version: '16.2.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'adobe-dnc' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '16.2.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller adobe-dnc
    Name     = "adobe-dnc"
    Version  = "16.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'adobe-dnc':
  ensure   => '16.2.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Feb 2024.


The Adobe Digital Negative Converter enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from supported cameras to a more universal, DNG ("digital negative") file which is a lossless raw image format designed by Adobe for digital photography.

Adobe DNG Converter gives you the possibility to process an entire directory including subfolders and skip images if the destination file already exists. You can select the location where the converted files are saved, preserve the subfolders structure, create a naming scheme for the converted images, and configure the preferences settings in terms of compatibility mode, compression, and original raw file embedding options.


Adobe Digital Negative Converter will only install on Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later; LTSC versions are not supported.

Raw files and DNG

A raw file contains the "raw" data captured by the digital camera sensor before it has been converted to JPEG or TIFF formats. When working with raw files, the file is not compressed or processed in the camera. Instead, software gives the user complete control over the conversion settings. For example, white balance is not applied to the raw file but is stored with the file so the software can default to the originally-intended setting. Other information contained in a DNG file includes standard EXIF metadata (just like in JPEG files), date, time, camera used, and camera settings.

Raw files offer the following benefits:

  • Smaller files than uncompressed TIFF
  • Does not have the artifacts of compressed JPEGs
  • Many key camera parameters, such as white balance, can be modified even after the image is captured
  • You have complete control over conversion settings rather than letting the camera decide
  • Access to 16-bit data for greater detail and fidelity
  • Flexibility of converting a single file using multiple conversion settings

The Digital Negative (DNG) format

Digital Negative (DNG) is an openly published raw file specification. This format is freely available for other software and hardware vendors to support. Consequently, it can be a safer file format to use for long-term archival purposes because it eliminates worries that the raw file will no longer be readable once the camera-specific format that created it becomes obsolete.

The Digital Negative specification allows for not only all of the pixel information stored in current raw formats, but also for all of the additional, proprietary metadata that many manufacturers include. The original raw file can also be embedded in the DNG format to ensure that proprietary metadata from the manufacturer is not lost.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

Write-Warning "Adobe DNG Converter requires Windows 10, release 1809 or newer."
$1809Build = 17763
$osInfo = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Version, BuildNumber, Caption, ReleaseID
$osInfo.Version = [version]$osInfo.Version
$osInfo.ReleaseID = (Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -Name ReleaseID).ReleaseID

Write-host "Detected:  $($osInfo.Caption), Release $($osInfo.ReleaseID)" -ForegroundColor Cyan

If (($osInfo.Version.Major -ne 10) -or ($osInfo.BuildNumber -lt $1809Build) -or ($osInfo.Caption -match 'ltsc')) {
   Throw "$($osInfo.Caption), Release $($osInfo.ReleaseID) is not compatible with Adobe DNG Converter!"

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   softwareName   = 'DNGConverter*'
   fileType       = 'EXE'
   url64bit       = 'https://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/dng/win/AdobeDNGConverter_x64_16_2.exe'
   checksum64     = 'c985f1f4ac43297a4877f23a9fb8d5bc40b378f187bbcf29704a71a9e412566a'
   checksumType64 = 'sha256'
   silentArgs     = '/S'
   validExitCodes = @(0)
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# DNG Converter does not appear in 'Programs and Features' and
#   does not have an uninstaller and so manual removal is required.

# Always check/remove the .EXE and .DLL files
$InstallPath = "$env:ProgramFiles\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter"
if (Test-Path $InstallPath) {
   Write-Verbose "Removing $env:ChocolateyPackageName executables and libraries."
   Remove-Item $InstallPath -Recurse -Force

# The Camera Raw definition files should be deleted too, but
#   ONLY if Adobe Bridge is not also installed because 
#   Bridge also uses Raw files (for its internal install
#   of DNG converter).  However, for now since it's not 
#   definitive how to identify all installations of Bridge,
#   this will revert to only deleting raw files if DNG
#   converter is the only Adobe app installed.

$CameraRawFiles = "$env:ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw"
if (Test-Path $CameraRawFiles) {
   $AdobeJunk = Get-ChildItem (Split-Path $CameraRawFiles)
   if ($AdobeJunk.count -eq 1) {
      Write-Verbose "Removing $env:ChocolateyPackageName Camera Raw definition files."
      Remove-Item $CameraRawFiles -Recurse -Force
   } else {
      Write-Verbose 'Other Adobe application files found.  To prevent accidental data loss, Camera Raw definition files will not be removed.'

$StartShortcut = Join-Path $env:ProgramData 'Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.lnk'
if (Test-Path $StartShortcut) {
   Remove-Item $StartShortcut -Force

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 16.1.0 217 Monday, December 18, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 16.0.0 232 Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.5.0 799 Friday, August 25, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.4.0 158 Friday, June 16, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.3 150 Sunday, April 30, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.2 122 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.1 155 Friday, December 23, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 15.0 108 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.5 139 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.4 132 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.3 107 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.2 188 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.1 157 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 14.0.1 146 Saturday, November 27, 2021 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 13.4 131 Friday, August 20, 2021 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 13.3 82 Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Approved
Adobe Digital Negative Converter 13.1 130 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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