So how many choices do we have for DNG today, that will continue in some fashion? (meaning ignore the soon-to-be-deceased RawShooter family)
- Adobe Camera Raw 3.x
- Lightroom Beta 4
- SilkyPix (hope I have this right)
And sometime in 2007 we will have:
- Adobe Camera Raw 4.x (I hope rumors of its demise are unfounded. That makes no sense.)
- Lightroom v1.0
- Capture One LE 4 (then Pro v4 later in 2007)
That makes only two major and one minor player in the DNG world. Although, it is true that Adobe is the 800 pound gorilla of the photo world. And, Capture One has a strong and loyal following. Anyone have any ideas on image quality? How does C1 3.7.5 compare to LR b4 for quality? I burned up my C1 trial time before LR b4 came out so I don't have many comparison shots to use.
Will the trend to more metadata editing (instead of pixel pushing) continue in many products in 2007? Seems like the direction we are headed, but I'd love to hear more informed opinions than my own.