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190 Points

Mon, Jan 7, 2019 8:19 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Auto not working in import presets

This is driving me nuts.  All of my presets aren't working properly.  I reset all of my settings, etc. When I import photos with a specific preset it doesn't apply it properly.  It's like it's applying the old Lightroom algorithm.  This is frustrating.

PLUS, it doesn't work when I create a brand new preset in this version of Lightroom.  I setup a new preset that will apply Auto Settings and when I import it still applies old settings, it seems like it's using the Auto Settings from a few versions of LR ago.  It's applying settings on import, but not the correct Auto Settings if that makes sense.  All of the other settings, like Clarity, Sharpening, etc still work.  Oh, and Auto White Balance doesn't work on import at all anymore and hasn't since the update before this most recent one.

In the past, what 'fixed' it for me was to go to the user presets file and open one of the presets with Lightroom (right click, open with Lightroom) and then it worked.  However, that doesn't work anymore.  I've even uninstalled the program and reinstalled it, still no luck.


The settings it's using are more overexposed than the new ones.  So, I import the photos, then I need to go to each photo and click Auto Settings one by one and it will adjust the exposure, etc. I'm dealing with thousands of photos per import, so that's a nightmare.

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10 Messages

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190 Points

2 years ago

How is that a solution?  You should be able to auto set items on import, that's pretty basic and should be fixed.

44 Messages

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1.1K Points

2 years ago

Yes, me too.
I reproduced today using Lightroom Classic CC version 8.2 for two imported raw images.
I only set up the auto as the import preset. It: 
1. applied changes to all the basic tone settings in both images and they were slightly different in each image.
2. It did not apply anything to the Presence (Vibrance and Saturation) in either image
3. After import and in develop, pressing Auto created correct auto settings for both tone and presence in both images.

3 Messages

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136 Points

2 years ago

Same problem.

Here is the result of "Auto settings" on IMPORT:

- LEFT with "Build preview" set to Minimal, Embedded or Standard => Exposure +1.50
- RIGHT with "Build preview" set to 1:1 => Exposure +1.55
(be it with existing Classic-General>Auto setting preset or a newly created one with Auto settings)

Here is the result of "Auto settings" in DEVELOP => Exposure +0.64

("Auto settings" in LIBRARY with a 1:1 preview will give the same result, while it will give Exposure +0.52 without 1:1 preview... cf. the performance compromise explained by Simon Chen)

I hope this "Auto settings on import" bug will be solved soon.

Adobe Administrator

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9.1K Messages

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126.9K Points

2 years ago

Lightroom Classic 8.3 was released today and contained a fix for this issue. Please update to 8.3 and verify that you are no longer seeing the issue. Thank you!
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Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

3 Messages

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136 Points

2 years ago

Version 8.3 solved it for me! (import with existing Auto setting or a new preset with Auto setting - whatever the "Build preview" setting is - will give exactly the same result as "Auto" in Develop, which is therefore greyed)
Thank you for the good work!

Side-note: on my same example, Exposure is now +1.28, meaning you probably tweaked "Auto setting" further a bit :-)

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82 Points

2 years ago

Great - I can confirm the "Auto" is working again as it is supposed to be. Thank you for the hint to the fixed version 8.3 - Regards Michael