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Now, what did I do?

Resoman

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Today I took about 45 photos at an event, downloaded them, did an "Auto" tone control in Quick Develop, and made a few cursory adjustments to a few of them. When I came back to my computer a couple of hours later, all the photos have the "slide mount" colored red and are grossly overexposed looking. When I checked in the Develop module, I found that the exposure slider on every photo was set to +2.21, which explains the overexposed look.
So, how did I manage to do this. any ideas?
Gary
 

Califdan

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Have a colored "canvas" behind your images in the Grid or Filmstrip is a feature of LR called "Color Labels". They can be set many ways, but as they were a surprise to you you probably hit a number between 6 and 9 on your keyboard while they were selected. (6=red, 7=yellow, etc). They will not affect the image itself. To undo this turn off the color label. There are many ways to undo it depending on settings, but going to the "Photo" menu and selecting "Set Color Label" and then picking "None" is always available.

Not sure how your Exposure got bumped up on all images but you may have had "auto sync" turned on in the develop module when you changed that slider to that value on one image (it echoed that change to all other selected images). You also may have inadvertently applied a develop preset.
 

Resoman

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Thanks, Califdan,
I think you've explained it!
Gary
 
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