Hello, I am running latest Lightroom Classic on Windows 10.
I have a User Preset which applies the ‘Auto’ white balance setting, along with Auto Tone. This is confirmed when viewing the XML source. When manually applied to a JPEG image, the result works as expected.
However, if I select this Preset to ‘Apply during Import’ all other adjustments are applied, but the white balance is not. If I then manually hover over the preset in the Develop module, the white balance can be seen to change.
These screenshots perfectly illustrate the issue. In Screenshot 1 the preset is shown as already applied/selected and yet in Screenshot 2 when it is hovered over, the Auto White Balance can be seen to get applied.
Screenshot 1 (preset applied during import, seen to be selected):
Screenshot 2 (hover over the same preset and white balance changes, which should have happened already):
This appears to be a bug. Further hammering the point home is that I cannot click the preset to force the white balance to now apply, as it is already the last-applied preset. I have tried resetting Lightroom’s preset settings in Preferences.
Please advise how I can automatically apply Auto White Balance to imported images? Please note that Ctrl + Shift + U is not an option because I need to use the Auto Import feature to batch-correct scanned images that arrive in a Watched Folder and save them to a destination without manual intervention.
Thank you in advance.
Sorry that the white balance setting from a user preset in Lightroom is not getting applied if you select the "apply during import" setting.
Could you please share the preset with us via a Dropbox link so that we may try reproducing the issue?
The preset shown in the above scenario is here: Dropbox - SP Enhance Scan 01.xmp
I have tried both the 'Apply during Import' setting and also selected the preset in the Auto Import dialog.
Thank you, Akash.