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    LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

    I am ready to invest in LR4 or Capture NX2 but I have a dilemma at this point. I have trial versions of both and find that photos shot with my Nikon D5100 appear to be underexposed in the LR4 Histogram. The NX2 histogram matches perfectly with what is shown in the Camera. What could be the issue? Other than this, are there any other similar issues that I need to consider before I purchase (excluding workflow features)?

    Here is the LR4 histogram:
    LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

    and NX2 of the same image:

    LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

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    Re: LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

    I just saw a Post my Milan (NEF Post-Processing) who appears to be asking a similar question. Would this be a matter of getting the proper profile for LR4? If so, how does one do that?

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    Re: LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

    Check to see if you have D-Lighting switched on in the D5100's menu.

    D-Lighting works by under exposing by about a stop then boosting the shadows - stops the highlights from blowing out.
    NX2 will pick this up and adjust it automatically - LR won't.

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    Re: LR4 image appears to be underexposed when compared with NX2

    Robin - thank you. While you were posting this, I got the same feedback from this link: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4065319...!!!

    I checked the image and it did have the D-Lighting turned on. I will test it again now.

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