I have been using DNG as the RAW format for my Pentax / Ricoh cameras for some years now. My decision had been based on the premise that DNG will be around for a longer time than the PEF (Pentax raw format) as Pentax, as a company, was losing ground while Adobe had practically been a monopoly. The fact that DNG “was not” a proprietary format made the decision easier.
Now my main image processing application is darktable and I understand that DNG is not the most loved kid on the block (for good reasons, apparently). I just need a friendly “push” to let me adjust my cameras’ default format to PEF again. I am sure there are also others using the DNG format for one reason or another.
Do you think it is time to dump it if there is a viable alternative (like the PEF in my case)?