11 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2018 12:48 PM by simonphotographic

    Preset for Auto Tone

    simonphotographic Level 1

      Does anyone know if there's a way to create a preset that will apply Auto Tone to a group of images? I don't want the same settings to be applied to each image, I want each image to be tweaked separately as if I had hit Auto on them one at a time. I'd like to create a preset that does this and then adds Medium Contrast to the images.

      I can't figure out how to do it.

      Any ideas?

        • 1. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
          DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

          See the link below for a Lightroom tutorial on creating import presets.

          How to Create an Import Preset in Lightroom - YouTube

          • 2. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
            simonphotographic Level 1

            Thanks for the link. What she's doing is going to apply the same Auto Tone settings to each image. What I'm trying to figure out is how to make a preset that adjusts each image on it's own as if I had hit the Auto Tone button for each image. Not sure I'm saying that right, hope it makes sense.

            When I'm stuck shooting an event my exposures are all over the map. I have some a stop over, some a stop under. I'm a commercial shooter and I normally have control of my lighting, styling, pretty much everything. But when I do happen get trapped into covering an event there's not enough time to plan everything out. One shot may be in dark corner, two seconds later the next shot is in bright sunlight. I'm pretty fast, but not that fast.

            For events it seems I go into Lightroom and end up hitting every image with Auto Tone and Medium Contrast to get them to a starting point.

            Anyway, I need to have the preset treat each image individually, not apply the settings of the first image to all of them.

            • 3. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
              DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

              Its not how I have viewed the video. In the final saving of the preset she selected the Auto setting and did not select the actual basic panel settings. Did you view the video until the end?

              It would be worthwhile doing a test with 4 or 5 image files. Works for me.

               

              See a screen capture of the actual Preset dialog she created

              Screenshot 2018-11-10 at 3.28.26 PM.png

              • 4. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                davidg36166309 Level 4

                I do not have a link to where I learned this from, but...

                 

                Using the Auto Tone button in the Develop Modules Basic panel, for multiple images (with Auto Sync selected) will apply the Auto Tone of the most selected image to all the selected images.

                 

                If, instead, you accomplish Auto Tone from the Library Module, Auto Tone will be applied subjectively to each image selected. Do  this in Library mot Develop.

                • 5. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                  Ian Lyons MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  davidg36166309  wrote

                   

                  Using the Auto Tone button in the Develop Modules Basic panel, for multiple images (with Auto Sync selected) will apply the Auto Tone of the most selected image to all the selected images.

                   

                   

                  I did exactly as you describe to 4000 raw images about 2 hours back and it most definitely did not apply the settings from the most selected to other images. Each image has it's own combination of settings.

                   

                  BTW, 'Auto Tone' became 'Auto' when Lr 7.2 Classic shipped in December 2017. Tone was dropped because 'Auto' now affects also Vibrance and Saturation.

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                  • 6. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                    Ian Lyons MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                    DdeGannes  wrote

                     

                     

                    See a screen capture of the actual Preset dialog she created

                     

                     

                    Note that the screenshot does not reflect Lr Classic CC. If OP is using a version of Lr from 7.2 and higher, then below is what OP should be seeing.

                     

                    new-preset.png

                    • 7. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                      simonphotographic Level 1

                      !

                      HI again,

                      Thanks for hanging in there with this. I did watch the entire video. It's just not what I'm trying to figure out. I've attached two screen shots to see if they help me explain what I'm trying to do. These two shots were taken within a few minutes of each other. When I hit Auto the settings on them end up different.

                      From what I can see, the video describes a way to make a preset, but the preset will apply the same settings to every image selected. If the settings from the first image here were applied to the second image, they wouldn't work. For instance; The first image got set to Highlights of -48. The second image got set to Highlights of -59. If I created a preset using the videos method, all of the images would have the same Highlights setting. I hope I'm explaining that right. What I'm trying to do is come up with a preset that will Auto Tone each image separately, not apply the settings from the first image to all of them.

                      Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 1.05.03 PM.pngScreen Shot 2018-11-10 at 1.07.27 PM.png

                      • 8. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                        davidg36166309 Level 4

                        From the Library module, not the Develop Module???

                        • 9. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                          davidg36166309 Level 4

                          By the way, your LR version? Apparently Auto Tone got improved in 7.3 (or was it later)

                          • 10. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                            Ian Lyons MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                            If configured as shown below your preset should apply 'Auto + Tone Curve' based on individual image requirements, even when multiple images are selected.

                             

                            Tone-Curve - 2.png

                            • 11. Re: Preset for Auto Tone
                              simonphotographic Level 1

                              Thanks, Ian, I'll give this a try!