When I try the auto button for Highlights and Shadows (Shift + double click), they always just yield opposite settings. For example, if the auto Highlights results in -50, then Shadows is +50; or -25 and +25, etc.
I am using LR 6.6. Are the auto buttons working as intended?
The more important question is, do the results look good?
I have noticed this correlation using my own presets. Obviously there is something going on, but from an artistic perspective it is the right thing. Most often the dynamic range between the shadows and highlights is too big to look good so that moving the values closer to each other results in a better looking image.
They always work that way for me too. I have never worried to much about the AUTO values as they are just to get you closer to the ballpark and sometimes that isn't even the case.
ManiacJoe/Bob - thanks for your quick responses. At least I know that I don't have a bug in the software.