Monochrome2DNG, Beta 0.8: File Converter for «Monochrome-Converted» Cameras

Monochrome2DNG (Beta 0.8)

The Monochrome2DNG utility is intended to make using cameras converted to monochrome easier:

  • It takes input files from cameras that have been converted to monochrome.
  • It then saves it as “truly” monochrome DNG files, suitable for using with popular converters that support the DNG format (that is to say, almost all of them).
  • With this:
  • One can turn on automatic “monochrome” recognition and convert only the files from converted cameras (so one can process a large archive that has both color and monochrome files in it quickly, in one pass).
  • Automatic mosaic pattern suppression is supported (output files will not have 1-pixel grid patterns)
  • Several formats for output DNG are supported, which allows one to use their RAW converter optimally.
  • Filter input files by Vendor/Model/Camera serial to process large archives faster.
Monochrome2DNG. MainScreeen

More about camera monochrome conversions through CFA removal and the problems with standard processing of RAW files Monochrome2DNG utility eliminates.

Supported Cameras

Monochrome2DNG doesn’t have any specific settings for separate cameras. All cameras with Bayer or X-Trans sensors that are supported by the LibRaw library should be supported.

System Requirements

  • OS and CPU
  • Windows *: Windows 7 – Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Mac OX: Mac OS X/macOS 10.6-10.13, 64-bit processor (so, all Intel Macs, except for some models from 2005-06 with Core Solo and Core Duo processors)
  • Screen resolution no less than 1600x900
  • 50MB of disk space for the application

Download Links

Download latest version from Monochrome2DNG home page.


What would be the way to get the highest resolution RAW file from sensors that have the CFA removed. WIll appreciate if which menu options and settings could be used to get the best image.
Thanks. Mathew

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