Yeah, I have not been precise enough. What I mean:
If you change your NEF in CaptureNX and load that into LR (or update the pic in LR) LR automatically applies its own development rules to the NEF-file. You cannot stop LR applying it's own rules and even if you default them to "standard" it applies those rules to the original NEF not the altered one, instead of applying those rules on top of the changes you already made via CaptureNX.
So if you have increased the contrast of the original NEF in CaptureNX and view this file in LR with standard development settings you just get the "old/original" bland view of the NEF and thus effectively cannot view/print the work you've already done with CaptureNX.
Only way to get around this is to save NEFs and jpegs in different folders so that LR doesn't auto-stack them and just view the jpg that you produced from the altered NEF. But this is not really good:
- you need jpgs to view your NEFs correctly
- you have to separate them when downloading the pics (NEF+jpg) from your camera. Thus you cannot use the automatic download-feature of LR
- each time you work on the NEF with CaptureNX you have to produce an altered jpg and update that in the LR database
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