I am using Lightroom 4 - and was thinking about upgrading to Lightroom 5 if it fixes the biggest issue I have with LR4: The disatrous "Auto-tone" functionality.
My files are Sony ARW raw files (from the Alpha 700), and I am using the "2012" process. The results of "Auto-Tone are consistently disastrous, for more than 80% of the pictures ending up being completely unusable, underexposed by up to two stops.
Does anyone know if this has been fixed in LR5?
Here is the "original" picture (well, I know it's not great, but...)
And here is what happens if I click on "auto-tone":
This is not an extreme, but more a typical example of what I am experiencing.
Anyone who has better results when using it in LR5?
I'm hesitant to spend more money on a product that does not fix the biggest flaws.
Lr5 didn't see much, if any change in this area. However, the recently released 5.2 update has undergone a bit of work to address the worst excesses of auto tone. I think it would be worthwhile downloading a copy for the 30 day trial period to see of it helps in your situation.
Details of where to find the download and some discussion of auto tone can be found in the Lr team Blog at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/09/lightroom-5-2-now-avai lable.html
Message was edited by: Ian Lyons Fixed typos