Lightroom 5.6 quick test of Jpeg vs NEF

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Lightroom 5.6 quick test of Jpeg vs NEF
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This is shot using the built in flash in simultaneous NEF and JPG fine and cropped. First with no processing, JPG

No processing, NEF

JPG with shadows +100, Highlights -100

NEF, same settings of Shadows +100, Highlights -100

To me, the NEF allows more recovery of both highlights and shadows. The shadows show a bit of noise in the NEF after recovery, and Noise Reduction about 10 removes that.

The JPG is very good, and at first glance more pleasing, but there is clearly a lot more room for recovery in the NEF.

This is with RAW 12 bit compressed, file size 34,384kb, and JPG fine file size 25,244 kb.

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