2018 July update: We have a new winner. DXO PhotoLab is my new RAW conversion champion for Nikon NEFs! See the details here.
2016 November update: Added observations for DXO Optics Pro 11
A RAW file contain so much more image data than a JPEG file. Most serious enthusiasts and professional photographers shoot in RAW to extract the most out of a photographic image during post-processing. RAW conversion is the very first step in the work-flow with raw files, so it should be obvious how important this initial process is. Get a flawed result from this initial step at the start and the implications will affect all subsequent post-processing efforts. Continue reading “Comparison Of RAW Converters For Nikon”