I'm sure this has been well discussed, though I couldn't find a recent discussion on it. I've been using ACR with my NEFs, and after rebuilding my laptop I currently don't even have Nikon Capture loaded, and haven't seen the newest version. What I do know is that my NEF's in ACR often look very dark, while the corresponding JPG's often seem just fine. I'm not sure why this happens, except that I've heard most of the data in the NEF is stored in the highlights. Also, I don't have any experience with other RAW converters such as Bibble, Capture One, etc. There does seem to be a preference by some for the quality of the NEF through Nikon Capture than through ACR. I've never really investigated this. And while using ACR might be a more integrated workflow, I don't think it provides all the adjustments found in Capture. Of course most of those adjustments could be done through Pshop, but doing them on the RAW image itself shouldn't degrade the image in any way. And there is also the problem that ACR doesn't import any of the default settings from the camera when it opens the NEF, so all those menu settings in the field are pretty much useless if they are going to be ignored. Please set me straight if I have it wrong somewhere. Otherwise, what are your thoughts about using Nikon Capture vs. ACR, or any others for that matter. What do you use and how do you work it into your workflow? Thanks.