Marselik wrote:I suppose this means Photoshops raw conversion is very different to Capture NX on the default settings? We are using Photoshop CS3.
That's correct. Every RAW engine has its own algorithms and will produce a different result from the same starting point. You can't move settings between RAW converters, as the engine is different in each.
As of two days ago, when the Lightroom update came out, I'm using Lightroom 1.1 and Photoshop CS3 (with Camera Raw 4.1). These two get the same results with the same settings, as they have the same RAW engine.
If, however, I used Canon Digital Photo Professional (I'm a Canon user) on my shots, or another RAW converter such as Bibble, I'd get different results.
My belief is that it's best to get to know one RAW converter well, as I have with the Adobe one. That way, you become familiar with the tool, just as you become familiar with your cameras and lenses. There are some people that prefer different RAW converters for different shots (or do things like make DNGs with DxO before continuing in Lightroom) - but that comes with time and experience.