Lightroom’s “Hidden” Auto Settings

Happy Tuesday, everybody. Great video today from Benjamin Warde as he uncovers some of the ‘hidden’ Auto features of the Basic Panel (beyond just clicking the Auto button). You gotta check it out (and the video is, as always, under 60-seconds). 🙂

Great stuff, right? Thanks, Benjamin. 🙂

Here’s to a rockin’ Tuesday!



P.S. I’ll be in the Cincinnati/Covington, KY area next with my full-day Lightroom seminar – I’m there on Monday, April 30th. If you’re up that way, come on out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. Tickets here. 

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. I tried this on Adobe Camera RAW. Didn’t seem to work. Anyone know if there is a way to make this work in ACR?

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  2. Benjamin’s tips are always useful and so great in such a short format. Very effective and much appreciated.

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  3. Awesome tip. One thing to note is that when an individual slider is “auto-ed”, the value is different than when the “auto” button is clicked and applied to all the sliders.

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  4. I, too, did not realize this applied to all the sliders. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my! I used that trick to set white and black points after I set everything else, but never thought of using it for one slider only. This can produce interesting effects, I’m sure. Thanks! As always, your tips are really useful.

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