The File Extensions Database

.DNG File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Camera Raw Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DNG file?

.DNG is Digital Negative Image File

Universal RAW image format for saving digital photos in an uncompressed format; developed by Adobe Systems as a RAW image archival format and is supported by many image viewing and photo editing programs.

Read more about Adobe's DNG Specification.

NOTE: DNG files can be viewed directly in Windows using the Ardfry Imaging DNG codec.

Programs that open Digital Negative Image File
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Lightroom CC 2019
Microsoft Windows Photos
Serif PhotoPlus
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Google Picasa
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
Google Picasa
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Lightroom CC 2019
MacPhun ColorStrokes
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Type 2 Virtual Dongle Image
Category: Data Files

Virtual Dongle image created by programs, such as EdgePro and Sentinel Dongle Dumper, then used by dongle emulators; contains a virtual copy of a dongle, which includes license information and acts as a key that allows software to be run.

A dongle is a physical device used to activate expensive software. The device helps protect the software from being stolen by hackers. DNG files are designed for users to backup or recover keys stored in the physical dongles that are lost or broken.

Programs that open Virtual Dongle Image
Soft-Key Solutions DongleBackup2012

How to solve problems with DNG files

  • Associate the DNG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DNG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DNG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DNG file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DNG is Digital Negative Image File. Because only the current version supports the latest DNG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .DNG is Digital Negative Image File update.
  • To make sure that your DNG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.