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Should I remove Adobe DNG Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #11,051
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VersionDistribution 79.42% 20.43% 0.15%

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Adobe DNG Codec

What is Adobe DNG Codec?

The DNG Codec provides a method for Windows 7 customers to browse and view DNG files and metadata information in Windows Explorer and open DNG files in the Windows Photo Viewer.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is DNGCodec.dll. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2.73 MB (2,858,728 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/DNG
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\dng codec
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Adobe\DNG Codec\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe DNG Codec

Program module:DNGCodec.dll
Name:Adobe DNG WIC Codec
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\dng codec\DNGCodec.dll
Additional files:
  • DNGCodec.dll - Adobe DNG WIC Codec
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Adobe DNG Codec?

You can uninstall Adobe DNG Codec from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe DNG Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe DNG Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.32%
Windows 10 43.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.05%
Windows 7 Professional 14.02%
Windows 10 Home 13.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.04%
Windows 10 Pro 10.21%
Windows 8.1 7.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.64%
  Germany 9.46%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  France 6.48%
  Italy 4.40%
  Canada 3.50%
  Netherlands 3.37%
  Australia 3.24%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Austria 1.94%
  Poland 1.68%
  Spain 1.55%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  Sweden 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.38%
Dell 22.84%
ASUS 16.05%
Acer 10.80%
Lenovo 4.01%
Intel 3.09%
Sony 2.47%
MSI 1.23%
Toshiba 1.23%
Medion 0.93%
Samsung 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
Dell XPS 8300 3.83%
Dell XPS 8500 3.83%
Dell XPS 8700 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.73%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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