Why isn't there a soft proofing Auto function?

stevearliss

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If Lightroom can work out how a printed image will appear for a particular combination of printer/ink/paper, I don't understand why it can't also work out what adjustments are required to make a soft proofed image match (or closely match) the original image. OK there would be subjective decisions on how to adjust out of gamut colours but again the perception/relative option would guide it to making a decision. It might not be perfect but it would provide a starting point for minor adjustments.
 

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Leaving aside the out of gamut question, I'm just trying to think through what this would mean.

I had imagined that the soft proof / "simulate paper and ink" controls were there in recognition that a monitor and a print cannot look the same.

If we take brightness, the monitor's apparent brightness will be determined by the monitor settings and the ambient light level, the print brightness will be determined by the media and the reflected incident light. What would one expect the Auto command to do?
 
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