Sebastian Rupley of PC Magazine has just released an article called "Photos in The Raw".
It's a very nice succinct overview of the benefits of Raw, and why DNG makes sense. I love the phrase "overcook"!
"For many photographers, digital cameras often "overcook" images when processing them for saving. Adobe is jumping on that issue, gaining backers for a standardized format for raw digital images."
Rupley says that "Initial support has been strong, and many well-known professional photographers are endorsing DNG." I would add that many of those photographers have signed the rawformat petition...
Some great quotes by a key vendor and a respected industry analyst.
Aaron Weiss, a director in Hewlett-Packard's consumer imaging and printing division said that Raw files give photographers, especially professionals and enthusiasts, "unprecedented control over the processing of their images, but the lack of an interoperable standard for raw file formats restricts the use of these files between devices and across workflows."
Paul Worthington, senior analyst at Future Image says that "Within five years, it will be implemented in the majority of high-end cameras,"