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Auto Tone is too dark on some photos using both dark tones and heavy contrast

Auto tone function is often quite off and not useful because it uses contrast to spread the tones. That creates an ugly result.

For efficiency, I would like to see a group of photos selected and use the auto tone function to get all the photos in a near acceptable tonal result. Right now, I believe I am limited to one photo at a time. But the results are usually not pleasing either. Multiple photo development would be great if it was optionally done in batch mode.

2 comments on “Auto Tone is too dark on some photos using both dark tones and heavy contrast”

  1. On December 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm Bob Essner wrote:

    I like this idea because the first thing I do when I go to “Develop” is click on the “auto” button to hopefully give me a good starting place for editing the tonal qualities. But like indicated in this request it is not useful much of the time so I just do ctrl-z and work manually. I think this would be a great time saver if it could accomplish what Matt Kloskowski achieves using the histogram to spread out the levels.

  2. On January 17, 2019 at 9:08 am Evan Rabeck wrote:

    In every tutorial I’ve watched on how to use “Develop” the first step is to adjust the Exposure slider. The Auto button NEVER adjusts exposure at all. I do a lot of bird photography and wind up with a lot of shots that have mostly bright sky and a subject that includes a bird and some branches. In these cases Auto will often move Blacks and Contrast all the way to the left.

    On a related note I don’t think the Midtones slider is doing anyone any favors, It just makes for weird tone curves.

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