I am wondering if there is a way to change the default 'auto' adjustment button behaviour in Lightroom. When I switch to Develop view, on an imported image, I often click the
Auto adjustment button first to see what it does. However, although I often like some of the enhancements it makes in terms of lights and shadows, I find that almost always it overexposes the image. I don't think the overexposure is related to screen calibration (although I haven't specifically done this with my Macbook screen), because it seems to over expose things far too much.
I typically get the exposure right in camera when I take the picture, so I can use the
auto button and then reset the exposure back to +-0, which is what I would usually do, but it would be really useful if I could disable exposure adjustment only when using
I understand why it would be doing it if I'm taking a low key image (I quite like photos with a black background and light only on the subject, and I understand why Lightroom would want to adjust those, but it seems strange to me that it would quite significantly overexpose most photos that I take.
Of course in asking this question, I do recognise that the "correct" exposure for an image is highly subjective, and maybe the correct exposure in my mind is actually underexposed compared to what the developers of Lightroom would deem to be correct. I was pointed in the direction of this question Is Lightroom Auto Tone very dodgy? which explains the behaviour better, but doesn't explain whether the auto behaviour can be tweaked