Underexposed images look really red when lightening?

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  1. mamarazzi_hrd

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    I have a few pics that were underexposed that I would like to salvage. When I try to lighten them in Lightroom, the turn red....when I de-saturate the red they look washed out......is there a series of filters/or a specific tool that anyone used to fix this????

    Is it the white balance or just color saturation?
     
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    How underexposed are they?

    It's quite possible that they're just unsalvageable - extreme correction of exposure often produces funky effects.
     
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    Post a couple of examples too, it may help others identify the problem
     
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    If the pics are severely underexposed they are probably more or less beyond repair. If this is a case of bad white balance you can try the eyedropper tool in Lightroom on a spot that is supposed to have a neutral white to grey colour. Samples would have helped a lot.
     

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why are my photos underexposed and turn red when i try to lighten them?