DNG Converter adds extra steps when importing Camera Raw files, and doesn't include lens profiles. More casual Photoshop users, and people who don't need Adobe's apps as part of their daily job don't necessarily need to worry about moving to Creative Cloud.
Additionally, it adds a number of lens profile updates and bug fixes.
So when researching subject matter for my next book, I thought I’d polish up my knowledge of this essential image file format.
In doing so, I reached out to one of today’s leading imaging software developers, Eric Chan, Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe.
This is going to vary a little I expect, but DNG is a RAW format created by Adobe.