The jury is still out on this but I’m beginning to get a feel for something using Lightroom, at least with JPEGs, and wonder what others may know, or think, about it……has to do with the AUTO feature in the DEVELOP module. I’ve heard it put that the AUTO feature is not very good, not worth bothering with, etc. And in experimenting with it I do agree the AUTO feature is kind of like rolling the dice…half of the time it might nail an image, the other half of the time it doesn’t…making it unreliable in the purest sense of “to AUTO or not to AUTO”. But…in playing around with the AUTO feature some, when AUTO messes up one of my JPEGs, it seems that the only issue is that the EXPOSURE has been way over-driven up too high for some reason. And so far…such an image seems easily corrected by simply teasing the EXPOSURE slider back down until the image is right. All the other AUTO adjustments of Contrast / Highlights / Shadows / Whites / Blacks seem to be fine left right where the AUTO feature put them. So at the moment, when I import an image the first thing I do is click AUTO to get a sense for where things stand…then half the time tweak the EXPOSURE slider if I need to. Then I check CLARITY and that’s pretty much it for most of my JPEGs. I gather few people use JPEGs but thought I’d post this anyway just to see if any other Pros & Cons about Lightroom's AUTO feature might come to light as it relates to JPEGs.