What settings are 'remembered' by RAW especially DRO

Started May 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
John Bean (UK)
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Re: What settings are 'remembered' by RAW especially DRO
In reply to normsmith, May 25, 2012

I can't answer most of your question (I don't know) but I can certainly say that when Lightroom performs its raw conversion it will completely ignore all metadata relating to camera settings other than the white balance, acting only on the raw data using its own methods.

I don't know if the raw file is affected by any "mode" settings but if so the only possible change is actual exposure, but I haven't seen any evidence in my use of NEX cameras. Some cameras apply "DRO"-type settings as significant exposure adjustment to raw files to defend highlights, resulting in a "underexposed" image when opened in LR unless you turn it off, but I don't think this applies to the NEX.

I suspect the only raw converter that attempts to use any of the other metadata during conversion is the one provided with the camera.

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