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i dont care too much either, I've already found a barebones alternative better suited. Hence my last line. 

This is just a curiosity as to what was actually happening under the hood.

DSC_2860.JPG Here is the JPG and I'm assuming you're aware this forum doesn't support NEF being uploaded

I'm sure it's not NEF specific as it's happening to literally ever file I upload, to varying degrees. And yeah I turned on karen mode because during the downtime and trying to diagnose it myself, i've come across a large amount of deadended threads for no good reason.

plus, would you have replied again without that nudge. I don't want to be rude, but why is communicating what you actually need so hard? Like, did you actually see my reply to this thread, see that there wasn't a .NEF uploaded and THEN decide to just wait for a few days. Why not just tell me you actually need to see the raw files as opposed to wanting to see what kind of thing is happening. 

Or this is when you would have responded anyway, in which case please reply to more than just my thread if you can, while you're here.

I'd appreciate even the slightest bit of guidance on this, even if you can't commit to it, as I haven't gotten anywhere on this.

There's also another issue I wanna make a post about, but you seem to be allergic to replies so I'll just try to get through this one first 

GraphicsMagick 1.4 snapshot-20181020 Q16, which comes default installing via docker on a fresh 18.04 server.

This is the auto adjustment

from the starting point