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Professional photographers generally adjust Photoshop's rich set of controls themselves, but those with limited skills or time will want to use the program's automatic settings. These have been enhanced in CS6, notably for the Brightness/Contrast, Levels and Curves dialogues.
The key improvement here is the use of Adobe's Content Aware technology via the Enhance Brightness and Contrast algorithm in Auto Color Correction Options. This compares the current image with its internal image database and calculates the likely best adjustment.
Shown above is the Auto selection in the Curves property panel, which — like all such panels — is now resizable. You can still mainpulate the curve should you wish, via the provided editing point.