Maybe I should play with ADL after all. I use LR 4 and whatever the latest version of PhotoShop is (well, I have the PS, but honestly don't really use it that much as LR does 99% of what I need).
>My PP can vary based on the situation. I have Aperture, >Lightrooom, and CS6. I use Aperture for asset management and >for most of light work (about 80% of what I do), use Lightroom >when I need more significant RAW adjustment capability, and >Photoshop when I really care about a picture a lot. > >Why I say ADL will do what I cannot achieve in PP is because >when I did my first tests, I found that ADL did a phenomenal >job of bringing up the light levels in the shadows. I was >thrilled, but I might have been able to do this in PP by >bringing up the shadows. But then I did some research and >found there were some sophisticated ADL algorithms that >actually adjusted the exposure along the way. I don't think >you can duplicate that. > >I don't remember where I did my reading, but it was pretty >neat stuff.