Grid View in Library: You can select the folder in the Folders Panel. Then [Ctrl/Cmd] A to select all photos. Then go to the Quick Develop panel and select the Saved Preset: Lightroom General Presets>Zeroed
We would need more information to answer the "why" of how your images are being Auto-toned.
Hi Rikk, thank you for the quick reply, I tried what you said and while this SHOULD have worked, for some reason it did not.
So i'm importing 1500 RAW Canon 5dmkII files from my CF cards. under "apply during import" everything is marked as NONE.
import goes smooth, all files brought in. and then Lightroom starts applying what appears to be auto tone. The reason i think it's auto tone is that the sliders are different from image to image, so it's not holding on particular prest.
As a general rule i don't use presets, occasionally i'll use LR punch but i almost never use presets, or do mass bulk setting changes.
This is all the info, I have been doing this same process since LR3 and never had this issue. Hope that helps clear things up and thanks again!
Go to your preferences, select the presets tab, uncheck all default develop settings, but especially the "apply auto tone adjustments" one. For good measure you can also hit the "reset all default Develop settings" button.
This appeared to work! Thank you both for your input!