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- Oct 20, 2017
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DNG is a container format that can contain raw files of any type (or jpegs for that matter).As I understand it, a DNG is just a RAW format file (happens to be Adobe's standard for a RAW). A container file stores the information after it has been "unpacked" by the software, in a format that allows different programs to access it and it can store information losslessly, allowing for edits between different programs without losing information.
If Tiff format were a standardized container format for raws there would have been no need for another format (ie DNG).
Tiff files are raster/bit-mapped...raw files are not. Hence, Tiff files do not contain raw (camera proprietary) data.