Dealing with large digital files for events and other applications where large file size is not necessary.
Dealing with large digital files for events and other applications where large file size is not necessary. Ok, admit it. It’s a first world problem. Your yacht, house, digital file is too big. But if you are photographing events with say, a Sony A7rII, this really is an issue. You reasonably won’t want to shoot JPGs, which can be dumbed down in camera settings. But you should shoot raw files that can’t be reduced in camera to a reasonable pixel count, they’re always 42mp on this camera. So here’s a strategy to consider. Use the Adobe DNG Converter app to both compress (or further compress) and at the same time reduce the pixel dimensions of your raw files. Give this a try (see screen shots): Download Adobe DNG Converter (free) Select folder for files to convert, and destination (maybe try testing this on your memory card with your latest images first) Rename if you like In the bottom dialog box change preferences to the most recent compatibility, jpg preview to full size (speeds ed