Lightroom auto white balance

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Joachim B Contributing Member • Posts: 643
Re: Lightroom auto white balance

Henry Richardson wrote:

There is something that I have been somewhat perplexed about for years. I have been using Lightroom for 10 years and for the last 4 years I have had the subscription plan so I have the latest version of Classic. The auto white balance setting is awful and always has been. While adjusting white balance in Lightroom for my raw files I will usually give it a try just to see what it will do. I don't think I have ever seen it give even a half way decent result a single time in a decade. Not even close.

In contrast, the auto white balance setting of my Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Sony, etc. cameras is usually pretty good, often great. The algorithm used by various camera companies is much better than the one in Lightroom, but why is that?

Is this something that you FEEL, or have you actualy shot a calibration card with your camera to see how that turns out in Auto?

Then again, the world isn't 50% gray, and that is just what the software assumes. So using auto anything might be fast but almost never gives the result that you are after as a photographer.

"Make everything mediocre, please"

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