What would you recommend for processing NEF?

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Questions thread
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StrokerAce23 Regular Member • Posts: 377
Re: CNX 2 VS LR4.2

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

StrokerAce23 wrote:

I think you could have reduced the haze in LR.

Question is what was your original starting and ending NEF file size in CNX2 versus LR?

I'd use CNX all day long if they allowed something between the 200k thumbnail and 14MB full size version to be embedded in the NEF after edit. Ideally the starting 1-3MB JPEG size you start with when you import.

Not having my file size inflate 70% or so is important to me so I use Lightroom.

There was not much haze, just lots of clouds and mist. The mountain is 35 miles away. An increase in Clarity over the slight nudge I already added or any of the other usual haze reduction tricks beyond would have caused crunchy artifacts and haloing.

The Nef was opened and processed by both programs and saved to jpg full size, 100% quality.

The CNX2 editing added 10MB up to 47, a 25% increase (!)

LOLS!  I didn't read look at the exif.  I only think in terms of us mere mortal cameras so yeah, 10MB to you is 25%, to me it's 71% (10/14)!

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