>I think you've got the situation pretty well understood. Due >to proprietary raw decoding schemes, if you wish to pass >images to different editors, it requires rendering a 'baked' >RGB image with all the compromises that entails. > >Two possible paths are to organize your NEF's more effectively >into folders and keep DXO, or try and solve the Lightroom >default rendering to get the majority of images closer to what >you desire. Are you using Camera-based profiles and >ISO-specific defaults? >
This is not true if you use the DNG format. Save to DNG in DXO, it will save your original raw file with all of your settings, plus it's 20% smaller than your original raw file using completely lossless compression. DNG is an open "digital negative" format that gives you raw goodness along with portability among various applications.