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"RE: Active D- Lighting - recreating ADL in post"

robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006
Sun 05-Feb-12 07:01 AM

After rethinking what Nikon told me I agree with you that the exposure reduction cannot be reversed as that part does change the RAW file. This is especially clear to me now because Nikon said ADL was the only function that actually modified the RAW file. So that means the 2 step process is 1. Modify Exposure and bake it into the file, and 2. create nondistructive edit steps for the maker part of the file to guide use of the bin shifting algorithm. I also agree that any other tool that claims to adjust exposure is making other adjustments that appear to give you the same result as a true exposure adjustment e.g, shutter speed, aperture or ISO. Wouldn't it be cool if we could do that? I still say no other tool can give you the SAME results as ADL,unless by trial and error you got extremly lucky, although they might give you similar results. Other tools do recover highlights and shadows, but not in the same way as ADL.

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