>One thing that I don't think Tom mentioned is that your >camera's Picture Controls (Vivid, Standard, Landscape, etc.) >don't affect your RAW files at all. They only affect Jpeg >files. They DO affect what you see when you play back your >images on your camera because the camera produces a Jpeg file >for you to view, but when you get it on your computer, you'll >only see the unprocessed RAW. > >David C. >Fort Yukon, AK
If you view or edit RAW files in Capture NX2 or View NX2, you will see the results of picture controls. Other software will not show the affects of picture controls because it cannot read the in camera settings. Capture and View NX2 will also allow you to change the picture controls, so if you don't like what you shot with, you can change it later.
Picture controls will make permanent changes to jpegs.