Lightroom: LR 5.2 breaks Red Eye Darken corrections

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LR 5.2 breaks Red Eye corrections that were applied in LR 4 in Process Version 2012. In LR 4, a Darken value of +100 darkens the adjustment, but in LR 5.2, it lightens it. As a result, photos with red-eye applied in LR 4 can look significantly different in LR 5.2.

This bug was corrected in ACR 8.1, but the fix did not get into LR 5.2?

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...

It would be great if the LR team could quickly acknowledge that this is a bug that will be fixed in the future, so we can plan temporary workarounds accordingly.

The image below shows how LR 4 interprets Darken = -100 (left eye) and +100 (right eye):



And this one shows how LR 5 interprets the same values:

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Posted 5 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I'll find out from the team. Thanks for the heads up.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. The team can repro and are looking into a fix.
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Thanks for the update.
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Paul Beckwith

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This bug seems to be in Lightroom 6 too
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This doesn't appear to be fixed in 5.3. The release notes say:

"On certain images, red eye removal behaved incorrectly"

But here's what a sample image looks like in 4.4:



And here's what that image looks like when imported into 5.3: