Someone said, in a post on another forum, that Nikon's ADL works by adjusting exposure. He mentioned as an example that if the scene has bright spots, it will underexpose the shot to prevent highlight clipping.
Given a proper exposure, it is possible to retrieve some detail both in highlights and shadows from a RAW file in PP by applying +ve and -ve EC. I thought ADL actually generates an "HDR" image from these adjustments. I was told I was wrong.
If ADL underexposed the shot to preserve highlights, how does it preserve details in the shadows? Does anybody know how ADL works?