LR3 – Auto Options in the Basic Panel

Adobe Lightroom Classic

• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + U to set Auto Tone

• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + U to set Auto White Balance.

• Shift + double click on either the Exposure or Blacks slider (in the Basic panel) to set the slider to what the Auto button would do.

• To always apply an Auto Tone adjustment to images, select Preferences and check the “Apply auto tone adjustments”  option.


Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 06-17-2011


  • By harry - 3:34 PM on December 9, 2011  

    shift double click is great, for one image… how do you do 5000 images? 6 clicks on each? another bug

    • By Julieanne Kost - 4:24 PM on December 9, 2011  

      Hi Harry, it sounds like you have a good feature request here. If I understand correctly, you want to auto set the black point of 5000 images without auto setting the white point. As I’m sure you’re aware, the Auto tone button and preference settings currently do both. Could you post your request here so that the development team can see it? Thanks!

  • By harry - 11:26 AM on December 13, 2011  

    The autotone button “should”, hmm, There are more important bugs to fix before I’d want to make a request for new features.

    My question is still; How can auto tone or be appled to more than one image? it certainly doesn’t work in the way advertised or extolled.

    Selecting a buch of pics and applying automatic, image dependent setting should not be so difficult.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 11:35 PM on December 13, 2011  

      Harry, I just tried it again and this definitely works for me:
      1) Make sure that the “Auto apply mix when first converting to black and white” is enabled in Preferences > Presets.
      2) In the Develop module, select multiple images and toggle on the “Auto Sync” button in the lower right,
      3) Click the B & W Panel header and click on the AUTO button. If you look at the numeric conversion settings for each of the images (the values for Red, Orange, Yellow etc.), you will notice that they all differ (if you use very dissimilar images this might be more noticeable because the Auto is adjusting for each image).

      Actually if you have the preference toggled on, tapping the V key in the Develop module with multiple images selected also works for me.

      If you are still having problems, I would suggest contacting technical support, posting your issue on the user to user forums or our feedback page (