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Sun, Apr 1, 2012 10:30 PM

Lightroom: LR 4.1RC Auto Exposure does not respect cropping

The Auto Exposure control does not seem to care that I've cropped a photo. Is this normal behavior?

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704 Messages

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8.5K Points

9 years ago

Auto Exposure samples the entire raw image, I think.

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9 years ago

Everyone is ok with that?

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8.5K Points

9 years ago

Well, technically, a crop does nothing to the information in the raw image. So, it's not like the raw information it can work on has changed.

I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to have the auto presets sample the cropped information, if that even makes sense to the processing pipeline. And, of course, the auto presets might already do this. I just recall reading about this, perhaps on the older Adobe forums.

242 Messages

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9 years ago

It is surprising to me.

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74 Points

9 years ago

Hello!
How do you see that the cropped part of image has been modified by auto-exposure?

Laurent

242 Messages

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9.1K Points

9 years ago

Laurent,

Auto exposure doesn't respect the crop. It gives values based on the whole image regardless of whether you've cropped it. A problem, IMHO.

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74 Points

9 years ago

OK, I see. Thank you.

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9 years ago

It's very very odd that the auto exposure doesn't consider what I consider to be the image. Is there any rational explanation for this? Is this a feature request?