>I agree with you that sidecar files are not convenient. If you >convert RAW files to DNG in Lightroom as you import, you no >longer have to deal with sidecar files because the DNG file >contains all the adjustment data.
Hi John, Thanks for your advice. I haven't got any solid argument, but I think I don't like DNG either. I haven't read too much on DNG, so I haven't got any rational and consistent reason, but I think I don't like any conversion to original raw data, except appending adjustments to the original file.
To be honest I don't believe this excess of 'purism' is noticeable in my amateur photography.