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I have a few questions for Lightroom users who've previously used ViewNX/NX2 (not Capture NX/NX2):
a) Where does the metadata get stored in Lightroom? For example, in View NX2, if I change white balance, the change is recorded directly onto the NEF file. What does Lightroom do?
b) Can I tell Lightroom to store all the metadata in the same folder as my NEF file folder/directory? I just don't want a clutter of metadata folders in unknown or separate locations.
c) In View NX2, when I display a RAW image, it takes about 3 seconds for the instant JPEG preview to change into a RAW image preview (on Intel Quad Core Extreme CPU). Is Lightroom any faster in this regard?
d) In my limited experience with Lightroom 3 (about an hour of tinkering), I find that the default RAW image quality is not as good as the default settings of View NX2 (e.g. More chroma noise, poor highlight preservation, dull contrast). Other people have reported this as well. Can Lightroom 3 be tweaked to make it identical or better than NX2 output?
Thanks in advance!