Photoshop: 1-click auto correct color

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Photoshop Express has it... my WP7 has it... the old Windows Vista previewer had it. Even when I do auto levels/curves/tone/contrast etc etc, and then after all that tweak the color balance/saturation/shadows/you-name-it, and I still can't get it to look as good as those 1-click auto correct features, well, it gets frustrating. It may be that I'm not an expert enough (though I'm a 20-yr graphic designer). But why should I HAVE to do all that, when a perfectly good 1-click feature like the one in PS Express could work just as well and save gobs of time? Is there already a feature like this and I just don't know about it?
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Chris Cox

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Which application are you using?
Which version?
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Photoshop CS5, PC at home and Mac at work. Is it in CS6?
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I did search for information on the feature before posting this, and couldn't find anything.
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The consumer quality "one click" methods you mention are not even close to the quality standards of Photoshop.

Photoshop has multiple ways to do simple color correction, including "auto" correction methods (and has had for many years). In the levels or curves adjustments, there are buttons that say "auto". Try clicking the button.
In older versions of Photoshop you could also find some of the auto methods in the adjustment menu.

Also, Photoshop CS6 introduced a new auto correction method that uses a database of expert corrections to analyze your image and estimate how an expert would color correct it.

If you want to change the automatic method, or fine tune it, option/alt click the auto button.
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I listed all of those individual auto buttons in my first message, so you didn't need to tell me to "try clicking" them. Duh. Thanks for the info on CS6 though.