I tried a new experiment today. I opened an image in Nikon Veiw, then opened it in NC as shot WB resized it for web. I then went back to NV opened the same image in PSCS2 ACR. This time in ACR> settings>drop list (the little triangle next to the settings box, not the box itself)>uncheck "use auto adjustments" then picked White Balance "as shot" resized for web. No additional adjustments of any kind were applied. These two shots are straight out of the D2x using auto WB in camera. amazingly this is what happened This image is camera to NC as shot WB to web with no adjustments; Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) This image is camera to PSCS2 as shot WB (use auto adjustments turned off) to web with no adjustments; View attachment 8813 Not a perfect match but pretty close. With this as an original as shot raw image, I have a pretty good start just using PS as a one stop shop. Previously, I assumed that PS was encrypting NEF files in some wild guess which was way off, but with the auto adjustment turned off, it is actually quite close. Am I just way behind the curve or is this a pretty cool discovery? What do you think?