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

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OP LongTimeNikonUser Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: Why does Lightroom's "Auto" feature always change the exposure?

michaeladawson wrote:

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?

I didn't think that Lightroom would always change the exposure. I'm just a bit surprised. I also shoot RAW. I used to shoot RAW+JPG, but now it's strictly RAW unless I need to get a photo out to people right away.

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