Why does Lightroom's "Auto" feature always change the exposure?

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michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,542
Re: Why does Lightroom's "Auto" feature always change the exposure?

LongTimeNikonUser wrote:

I use center-weighted auto exposure on my D3. The results look fine. I use Adobe Lightroom for post. If I click on the AUTO button (LR Classic 9.4), the exposure is always changed. Now I don't know what to trust, the Nikon's metering or Adobe's adjustments.

I shoot RAW.  I let the camera meter and do it's thing with the exposure.  Sometimes I dial in +/- exposure comp.

In post I change the exposure myself 99% of the time.  Exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, etc.  Why do you think Adobe wouldn't when you select Auto?

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