Olli's Turbo DNG Importer
Version 3.3.0 / 2018-05-18
What is it?
It's takes the basic
Adobes DNG Converter
as basis and adds things like:
- Directly copy from Windows Phone device
- Tablet plus PC merge mode: use your tablet on the go to edit small files, copy all settings over afterwards while converting the same files for your home PC.
- Lossy compression - Optional lossy compression. You won't notice any differences, but file size is massively reduced.
- Speed - Starts several download threads at once, making it faster, espc. when
converting directly from from memory cards.
- Filtering - Download only images e.g. of the last few day or since the last download from your card
- Tagging - Add your author information and e.g. a headline
- Geolocation - Enter an address, it tags the image and downloads coordinates from BING maps.
- Overwriting of 2nd color matrix values (espc. for using DCRAW based RAW converters)
New in v2 is the Windows Mobile 10 mode. If you copied all files from phones "Camera Roll" folder to your local disk, it does:
- Compresses all DNGs (if selected): Works especially nice on Windows Phone DNG files because of there low bit depth.
- Deletes (same folder conversion) or skips (different folder) JPGs having corresponding DNGs: you don't need the JPG if you have the DNG, but the camera app always adds a JPG.
- Deletes/skips files that are only relevant on phone, like .nar files.
- Deletes/skips DNG without and JPG: The Windows Photo/Camera app has a longstanding bug: deleting an image does only delete the JPG, not the corresponding DNG.
- Inject new RawDataUniqueID in Rich Image DNG: Another longstanding bug in Windows Camera app: All DNGs of a rich image have the same RawDataUniqueID, though they are different images.
This totaly confuses e.g. Adobe Lightroom.
New in v3.3: New Adobe DNG Converter install path. Improved performance on smaller machines.
New in v3.2: Update Bing Maps. Old version will not work anymore starting from june 2017.
New in v3.1: Added some more type of Microsoft Camera app output types that can be converted.
New in v2.5: You can now convert directly from a Windows 10 Mobile device via USB, without having to copy all files to harddisk first.
New in v3.0: Camera Metadata merge mode. Say you have a slow but cheap Windows tablet with Lightroom being on vacation, and a big PC or laptop at home.
Use TurboDNGImporter to import your RAWs to the tablet with lossy compression and e.g. reduced image size. So your slow Windows tablet with limited space can handle them well.
You can tag, delete and edit your DNGs on the tablet. Make sure that Lightroom writes all its XMP settings to DNG (Catalog settings, Metadata).
Back at home, you share your small tablet DNG folder as reference via network or just copy it over to your PC.
Then use TurboDNGImporter on the very same RAW files from your memory card again. But this time convert them in full resolution, and give TurboDNGImporter the reference path to your table DNGs.
TurboDNGImporter will auto-skip all files not in the reference folder (because you already deleted them on tablet) and copies over all XMP settings from your tablet files while converting the full blown version.
Now you can enjoy the full, big version of the images merged with all the tags and edits you made on the tablet :-)
For this to work it is important that:
- You do not change the file names
- The DNGs all stays in one folder
- If you selected "Prefix filename with date" on the tablet you must also do this importing on your PC
- You write every change to XMP on the tablet. Either auto-write the changes to disk (see LR Catalog Settings/Metadata) or write them manually at the end of your session (faster).
I keep the full copyright on the software. You may use it for both personally and
commercially at no charge. It is provided as is, I do not take ANY responsibility.
You may NOT change any of the files, or distribute them in any form: no packaging,
no mirroring, no copies! Always link to this page http://www.visualbakery.com/Tools/PhotoTools.aspx
The location tagging part is just based on the address, returning coordinates from
BING Maps. If you need to precisely geo locate e.g. wilderness positions, you must
leverage additional tools.
Download and install
Uninstall all version prior to 2.0 (installer has changed).
Install the Microsoft .Net 4.6.1 Runtime (or higher). You might already have it installed. Get if from Windows Update or directly here from Microsoft.com
Then install the official Adobes DNG Converter
Then click here to download the Turbo DNG Converter.
Hope you like it,