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madmanchan
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« Reply #80 on: November 02, 2008, 07:18:55 PM »
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Jeremy, the short answer to your question is that, sometimes, making progress requires taking steps that breaks compatibility with older versions, or at least makes integrations into older versions very difficult and/or very expensive. I confess this is difficult to appreciate unless you are familiar with the process of building large and complex software systems.

I maintain that Adobe's current approach is the preferred choice as it keeps the developers focused on advancing the craft of photography (i.e., technical image quality and workflow), instead of focused on performing tasks that have zero potential to advance the craft.
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« Reply #81 on: November 04, 2008, 12:04:40 PM »
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In my view, the fundamental issue is that going back to add direct camera code support (i.e., non-DNG workflow) to the previous versions doesn't actually improve your images at all. There's no quality difference in CR [2.4 or 3.x] between converting, say, a Canon CR2 file and its converted DNG.

Thanks for this clarification!
So many people are complaining about this non-problem, it may be worth to repeat this rather elegant solution (NB The DNG conversion can, in many workflows, be seamlessly added to the "card download" task).
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