Immaculens wrote in post #16253640
Way to go CJ ~
If I had time yesterday I would have reminded you to look in your history in Develop Module and look at the first entry which states "imported" and it says what was applied - if anything - on import.
I do not use auto tone, I made my own preset of tweaks in the Basic Panel, Detail, & Lens Corrections.
Seems to me that a majority of people would wish Lens Corrections applied tot he specific lens used, fixing all its documented distortions...
Per your earlier suggestion I kept looking in the history but couldn't nail down the problem. My import preset is just the sharpening level I want but that could likely change as I get to know the software more.
Phoenixkh wrote in post #16253688
I have the disadvantage of being color blind so I often use auto tone in development mode in LR4. I guess I trust LR more than my color blind eyes though auto tone seldom gets the exposure right. I have to make adjustments to that in almost all cases.
My wife is an interior designer with great color sense so she takes a look at things before I "finalize" a photo to make sure I haven't done something odd.
Like Will, I always use the lens correction profile and the lens color correction for CA. That's actually the first step I do when editing a photo. I guess I could just do that upon import but I like seeing the effect of any change I make in real time. I only take a few hundred photos at a time max. I'd probably use presets if I were shooting thousands of photos a week.
Wow! Good for you for working around the color blindness! It was the exposure that was really throwing me in the auto tone so your statement makes a lot of sense. I likely wouldn't have rooted around so much for the answer if the exposure seemed correct.
My eyes are aging and the fact that they don't work in unison is getting harder. I have to really keep up on my eye dr visits to keep getting the rx tweaked. Even then, it's not stellar. Oh well..
Thanks for you input on the lens correction. I need to keep that in the front of my mind.