Probably the wrong place to post this but would respect opinion of someone who uses Capture NX2 & PM and has also tried beta PM. I just tried the beta PM and to my dismay when my image collection is opened in the preview pane its histogram show a broad band of blue against the left edge. This appears in an image (especially one with greenery, bushes etc in it) as blue patches, presumably shadows in the greenery.
If I view the same image in PM 4.6.9 from where it was originaly proccessed into NX2 the histogram is fine & nicely placed where it always was finishing before each limit and with no Highlights or Shadows shown in NX2 where the histogram replicates the PM 4.6.9 version. Where am I going wrong?
In PM5's Preview window, make sure the you do not have "Show lost shadow detail" turned on in the Highlights and Shadows section (just below the Histogram section). Lost shadows show up as blue areas in the image; blown highlights, if you have that turned on, as red.
I'm not seeing any of this in PM5 running in Windows 7 64bit. I suggest you go to Camera Bits support forum and post your issue (be sure to mention which OS you're using). You should get a quick answer there.