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Chapter 6. The Color of Money: Color Cor... > Getting Better Automated Color Corre... - Pg. 178

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Five: At the top of this dialog, under the Algorithms section, you can deter- mine what happens when you click on the Auto button within the Levels or Curves dialog. If you click on the top- most choice, Enhance Monochromatic Contrast, clicking the Auto button will apply a somewhat lame Auto Levels auto correction. If you choose Enhance Per Channel Contrast, clicking the Auto button will apply the equally lame Auto Contrast auto correction. What you want instead is to choose both the Find Dark & Light Colors (which sets your highlight and shadow points) and Snap Neutral Midtones (which sets your midtones). With these settings, Auto