Lightroom doesn't change the colours in your RAW photo by default other than setting what it thinks is the best white balance.
In other words it does
And it would seem after reading the Adobe forums that there are oddities when you use "as-shot". The recommendation was to ignore the camera's white balance settings and start over...
Lightroom 'auto converts' by getting the settings right for one photo in your session and then applying those photos to everything else in that session.
Are you special ?
It auto converts to DNG as an option during import and it should purely be converting a camera specifc RAW to DNG... No changes of any sort should be being applied, unless I tell it to (as far as I can tell it seems to do this quite well ... when manually importing). But will not do it at all when it's Auto importing.
I'm sure it would come across as designed for simpletons if you don't use the develop feature
Compared to CaptureNX, or given you are a Adobe user (Viveza by Nik) the develop "features" are ok but sometimes clumsy in other places they are amazing. UPoint is so nice.
But I was definitely under the impression that lightroom is meant to be a catalog as well as RAW editor. Hence they have the catalog and searching etc etc etc
And it is listed as one of their features.
Take control of your image library. Extensive image management tools let you easily view and organize all your photographs.
Why is the manual import so much more useful eg. it will auto put files into date based folders, but from the watched folder, no. Auto convert DNG manual yes, watched, no.
At any rate you are suggesting that I am using lightroom incorrectly it's not meant to speed up your workflow and have editing and library in 1 app, so obviously brudge must be the adobe solution to the library ?
As far as I know bridge does not come with lightroom.
In fact, most discussions I have seen have been bridge vs. lightroom.
And to use bridge with lightroom you have to actually use a menu path to sync the metadata and vice versa, some tags are totally ignored. It's almost like they aren't meant to be used together.
I get that some people like Lightroom, I just can't get around all the clumsy limitations.
I mean a fair chunk of them would go away if I stopped using Eye-fi, but I like the convenience, I like photos appearing straight on my ipad, being auto backed up to 2 online services as well as being automatically pushed to my PC. (That's 4 copies even if someone steals my camera before I get home!)
Or if I just shot JPG. (No point converting a JPG to DNG)
Perhaps I just need to rethink the Eye-fi side of things because it's quite flexible. Maybe turn off endless memory mode etc etc use Eye-fi to provide instant backups and ipad access but go all old school and manually import the photos off a memory card into Lightroom.