My assumption is that the Exposure slider in ACR does NOT have the same effect as using in-camera Exposure Compensation. Am I correct?
Background: I shoot in raw. In either Aperture priority or Shutter priority, if I chimp and see that the shot is a little dark for example, I may use EC to brighten the image. When using EC, the camera will change with shutter speed (if you are in Ap priority) or the aperture (if you are in Shutter priority). But with the EC, some aspect of your shot will be affected, .e.g, if Aperture changes to make the shot brighter - it opens up the aperture and makes depth of field shallower. If shutter changes to make shot brighter, it slows the shutter down and you may have a camera shake issue. Net - using EC to make the shot brighter has other effects on the image.
But if I had a shot that was a little dark, and I left it as is in camera, and instead lightened it a little in ACR with the exposure slider ... I assume that I am brightening the exposure and AVOIDING the other effects of AP change or SH change had I used EC in camera. If this is correct, isn't using the Exposure slider in ACR a better alternative to using EC for gentle exposure tweaking?