Lightroom Classic 8.3: Color corrections shift after upgrade

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When I upgraded to version 8.3, all my color corrections / adjustments shifted. All of my thumbnails when dark, like 2-3 stops underexposed. So basically all the corrections shifted significantly.  The more time I have lightroom open, the corrections shift. I'm afraid this could happen my whole collection. Any advise on what is happening?
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  • concerned that I may loose all my color work.

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Can you tell if the develop module slider positions have changed in addition to the displayed images?

Can you try exporting one of the changed images and comparing the exported image to the same image you exported before the upgrade to see if the issue is just a display or previews problem or is actually changing the adjustments applied to the image.
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Thank you Dan,  Yes, the exposer slider has changed as well as all the other develop sliders. Most of the images that have been updated, have a -3 stop exposure change.  As well as major temp and tint sifts and some sliders that I rarely use, like clarity have been bumped up to 49. So it is more than just a display issue. 

I have attached a before and after with the develop module sliders. Not all the files yet have updated develpoment adjustments. The pop in one at a time.  I do not want this to happen to all the photos in my catalog. 


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If you look at the History panel for one of the changed images, what does the top line say?
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That is a good question to ask.  It says 'Match Total Exposure'.  It doesn't have any of the old history like, crop, and color work I know that I did. 

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That would be the answer then. At some point many images were selected and Match Total Exposure was invoked.  Does backing up one step on each affected image should restore it them to where they were.  
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Yes, backing up one step does restore them back to where they were.  Thank you!!!
How do you think, Match total exposure was invoked and why on all images? 


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I've never used Match Total Exposure before. 
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Accidental keyboard shortcut is the most likely scenario. 
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Thank you so much for your help and solving the problem.