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PNG files in photography workflow

I think your understanding is incorrect. Converting a JPEG to PNG doesn't magically aid in quality preservation as you edit an image. Essentially, when an image is opened in an editor, the filetype ...
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PNG files in photography workflow

If you want manufacturer-quality editing, filters/LUTs etc, use the manufacturer's software. If you want to edit further after that, use 16-bit TIFF. Only ever go to 8-bit at final export. Yes, this ...
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PNG files in photography workflow

Not sure if you considered it but each major camera manufacturer has their own raw file developing software which should produce same image as in-camera JPEG (you might check it yourself using raw+...
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PNG files in photography workflow

To add to the other answers; if you want your edits to be "lossless" you should convert the file to a 16bit tiff and edit it in C1 using layers and layer masks; keeping the original file/...
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