HOW TO: Create small DNG files from your RAW (for Photoshop-only or LR5 users)

If you're a Photoshop/Camera-RAW only user, or you're still using Lightroom 5 (which we no longer accept), we have a solution for you, to avoid sending huge RAW file transfers.

We ask & encourage you to export your RAW as small DNGs, by following these simple steps:

IN PHOTOSHOP:

- Drag all your RAW files into Photoshop, which will pull up Camera Raw.
- Select all the files in the thumbnails, and press Save Images.
- Make sure the format is DNG, and the settings are the same as below.
- Transfer us the exported DNGs. You can discard these after you’ve transferred them over.
 
IN LIGHTROOM 5 or older:
 
- Drag all your RAW files into Lightroom
- Select all the files in the thumbnails, right click on any image, and choose EXPORT
- Make sure the format is DNG, and the settings are the same as below.
- Make sure you DO NOT rename the files upon export (common error!)
- Transfer us the exported DNGs. You can discard these after you’ve transferred them over.
 
We will extract and send back XMPs, which you add to your RAW folder, and bring into Photoshop/Camera Raw or LR5
 
 
Settings for the DNG export in Photoshop:
 
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Settings for the DNG export in LR5:
 
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