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Fri, Oct 30, 2020 8:24 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Configure (AUTO) to expose the photo for faces

issue:

LR auto currently does a poor job of exposing the image. For portraits, it's paramount to expose the faces correct.

want

LR can find faces. Expose for the faces. 

EDIT: Guess video embedding doesn't really work on this forum. Here's the direct

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3 months ago

Auto is primarily a starting point and not intended to give a final result unless the user is not very fussy. I find that outdoors, especially for faces in the shade, it does a good job. 

 

Auto saves me a lot of time and I keep the result as a starting point about 80-90% of the time. 

 

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@bill_3305731 Exactly my point. AUTO doesn't have to be a rough starting point. I'm sitting on a massive computer that's largely idle when working in LRC because there's very little AI/assistance happening. 

The video I posted were faces in shade. Auto got about 1/2 way there. To me, that's not very useful unless you chronically underexpose by 2-3 stops. 

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74 Points

@bill_3305731

Bill, in shades really? I wish we could see examples. Because in shades auto actually does terrible things to people and is simply put useless. It exposes for darks, so i have no idea how You can say it works fine in shades for people?

Here is a HUGE forum discuss about how bad it is for people with a sample photo.

https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/7g2yxp/lightroom_auto_exposure_whatchu_want_today_me/

I strongly disagree with statement it works good for people photos. There should be face oriented auto expose / auto exposure for faces / face priority auto exposure in lightroom auto option, like we have EVEN in smartphone. We need auto exposure with face detection. Lightroom already has face detection, but doesn't use it on editing, only for people taging?

WHY? WHY?

Regards,

Andy

I post that photo also here. 

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74 Points

2 months ago

I agree, there should be options for types of metering for auto tone, like in phones and cameras. Now we got full frame meter, and there should be options for: center, spot, matrix and face-oriented. Adobe has face detection, so why not using it for exposure metering? Other photo editing softwares are slowly using it's AI towards these solutions.

Also auto tone should have splitted option, so we can choose which tools it uses, for example to use only exposure slider.

Please Consider!!!

Regards,

Andy 

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