Recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion

Updated on October 13, 2019

Be it deletion of RAW images after conversion or accidental deletion of images, Remo Recover is a specialized tool that accomplishes this task with ease. The tool also recovers edited or lost RAW files after DNG conversion. Download and try the software for free now.

One of the main reasons to convert RAW to DNG is to reduce the size of the image without compromising much with the image quality. Due to this reason many photographers convert the RAW image to DNG format and later delete the original RAW images that occupy more space.

A professional photographer will always have a backup of the original RAW files, which will give the user the opportunity to do multiple edits to the original RAW file. Hence, it is important to choose wisely to keep a backup of important RAW images. If not, it is quite tricky to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion.

While using applications such as Lightroom or Adobe DNG convertor, these applications provide an option to “Delete originals after successful conversion”. Once enabled, this option will delete the RAW images after DNG conversion.  Once deleted, it is difficult to retrieve RAW images after DNG conversion. Fortunately, there is an easy way to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion. Stick till the end of the article know more about the recovery process.

Can I recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion?

Yes, it is possible to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion. With the adobe Lightroom application you will be able to recover preview images, as the application takes a backup. The backups taken by the application will only recover the thumbnails images but not the original RAW images.

Hence, the drawback with this recovery is that these images are retrieved in JPEG format and not the original RAW format. Moreover, this method is very time consuming and not proven to be effective. The only way to recover DNG files, RAW files or any other images of different format is by using a trusted digital media recovery software.

Remo Recover is an award-winning digital media recovery software that recovers lost RAW images after DNG conversion. Integrated with the advanced deep scan engine, the tool scans the storage drive sector by sector and retrieves lost RAW images safely. Download and try the tool for free now.

How to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion?

Download and install Remo RAW image recovery software and follow the below mentioned steps

  • On the main screen select Recover Photos tab and select the disk from which the RAW images have to be recovered and hit the Scan button to start the scanning process.
  • After completion of the scanning process, the recovered data will be presented in File Type View and Data View, browse through both the tabs and look for the required RAW image.
  • Double-click on the recovered file to Preview the image.
  • Finally, click on Save and browse for a location to save to recovered RAW image.

Why choose Remo Recover

  • Deep Scan: Any RAW images that are permanently deleted form the storage drive can be recovered using this feature. The deep scan engine scans the drive sector by sector to recover the RAW images. Hence this feature comes in handy to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion.
  • Preview: This is a unique feature that provides a preview of the recovered RAW images. Hence the user can validate the images before saving them. Apart from RAW images you will be able to recover images of various other formats such as JPEG, PNG, PSD, GIF and many more.
  • Data View and File Type View: The recovered RAW images after DNG conversion will be in large volume, it can get difficult to search for the right image amidst all the data. This feature will make your task easier to search for the image by sorting the data by Data View and File Type View.
  • Save Recovery Session: Scanning the drive for data takes time depending on the volume of data to be scanned. The Save Recovery Session option saves the recovery session so that the user would not have to rescan the drive.


Converting RAW images to DNG is a very good way to save image on the storage drive as it conserves a lot of disk space. If you have enabled the “Delete originals after successful conversion” option, it is difficult to recover lost RAW images after DNG conversion. Apart from the above scenario the RAW images could be deleted, lost due to corruption or any other unforeseen reasons. In any such cases, download and try the Remo Digital media recovery software and retrieve the images with ease.

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