... i constantly end up having to reset develop settings for all my images.
Does that do anything? If so, what?
when i reset develop settings on images, yes it resets it but when i click on my image to view, BAM it auto tones it again. i jsut want to NEVER auto tone, to never apply a develop preset, instead no matter what it always ends up toning the image i click to view.
Well, I don't see how that's possible. Are the slider positions changing between reset-click-reset? Which ones are changing?
In Preferences under the Presets tab there is an option to "apply auto tone adjustments" - deselect this
Then you should have the 'Auto' button available in Basic develop tab to use manually without having the autotone adjustments being applied to all photos.
What I have found is that only images imported after I turned off "apply auto tone adjustments" did not have auto adjustments in the develop module. All images imported prior to turning off "auto tone" still have the adjustments (which is what I would expect). But when clicking Reset for those older images no "auto tone" adjustments were applied (which again is what I would expect).
I checked and the Auto Tone was not checked. Why has it been doing that in both Lightroom 3 and 4? I don't understand why I would want Lightroom to automatically make adjustments to the brightness, contrast, etc. before i even start editing. Maybe it's something other than Auto Tone doing this?
Auto Toning in LR4 means that LR computes settings that are non-default values for the Toning sliders at the top of the Develop panel. Is this what is happening, or is it more that you are using a Nikon camera with D-Lighting turned on, and you’re seeing the momentary view of the Camera-embedded thumbnails changing into the LR-default values for toning, which happen to be darker than the Nikon D-Lighting values? This would not be LR doing Auto Toning as much as that there are differences between the in-camera processing of the embedded JPG preview compared with the Adobe-default processing.
Perhaps take a screenshot of the top of the Develop panel for one of the images that has the Auto Toning applied and show everyone what the slider values are.
I thought the Lightroom processing was the Auto Toning. Are these two separate things? I have Active D-Lighting enabled, but it was my understanding that it only works in Shutter and Aperture modes anyway, which I never use. I would really like to stop Lightroom from doing that automatic processing, whatever it is.
If you want your photos to look the same after importing in Lightroom as they did on camera back or would in NX2, then use ExifMeta & CollectionPreseter:
ExifMeta will allow you to define collections based on active-d-lighting and picture style, then you can apply a preset with exposure compensation and matching camera profile using CollectionPreseter.
This is not the answer
I know that when a pictureimporten in raw format it appear in flatt (no on camera profile)
My problem is when I import a raw picture, some sliders are automatically adjust after 5 minutes
I got highligts to +90,
vibrance to +35
saturation to +35,
sharpen to +25
Orange (hue to -10) saturation +20
There my picture seems full yellow before i start even to touch it. Then i tried to create a new preset adjusted everything to 0' but when i import a picture it doesn't look flat.
That also happen in photoshop raw filter. But when i resetted to default raw filter the problem ended in PS. Now I dont know how to reset it again in lightroom. I see that option in presets but it doesnt work. And i also see that options there are not working.
The solution/problem lies in the Import dialog box. There are two menus to the right (1)File handling (2)Apply During Import
Under the Apply During Import>Develop Settings option make sure Auto Tone or any other preset is NOT selected.