I am interested in planning for where I might need more than one editing tool, such as CS6 and DxO. I am assuming that I would need a common format to pass the image between them. such as TIFF.
Otherwise, opening with ViewNX2 and, similarly, outputting TIFF.
Re: "in theory some apps support a lossless JPEG format". Is the max size & quality JPEG straight from the D7000 card lossless, compared to lossless NEF, or not? I thought all JPEG was more or less lossy.