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Adobe DNG Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Adobe DNG SDK provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging applications. This SDK can serve as a starting point for adding DNG support to existing applications that use and manipulate images or as an aid to adding DNG support within cameras.

File Information

Product DNG SDK
Version 1.4
Platform Windows
File Name dng_sdk_1_4.zip
File Size 7.2MB
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System requirements

The current DNG SDK code includes project files for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Apple Xcode 4.3.

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".zip" file, use the operating system or a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP to access the file's contents.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

Unzip the archive maintaining the folder structure.

This folder contains:

1) dng_sdk -- Main source code for the Adobe DNG Software Development Kit
2) XMP_ReadMe.txt -- Installation instructions for downloading and installing the Adobe XMP Software Development Kit
3) JPEG_ReadMe.txt -- Instructions for downloading and installing JPEG software.

The main page for Doxygen generated documentation for the DNG SDK can be found at:
dng_sdk/documents/doxygen/output/html/index.html

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For licensing information on the DNG File Format Specification, which is not included in the DNG SDK, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.displayTab2.html#dngspecification.