Thank you Joanna, you just made life much easier for me.
Now that I’m looking in the right places at the right time, I went to the top right as you indicated, found the selection for PRESETS and for now, I first selected “5 - No Correction”. I know PL4 uses the information for what camera and lens I shot with to adjust the image. To have it do that, am I correct that I should use “2 - DxO Optical Corrections Only”? Unless you tell me otherwise, that is what I have now selected.
Next, to make this the default from now on - as you suggested, I go to the top of my screen, DxO PhotoLab 4 and scroll down to PREFERENCES. In the window that opens up, I have selected “2 - DxO Optical corrections only”.
(Looking at the window, I have no idea what a “SuperRAW” image is…???)
Finally, at the top of the screen, I found the header for “Workspaces”. Until now it has been set at “What’s New in PhotoLab”. For now, I have changed it to “DxO Standard”. Once I understand more, I might change that to “DxO Advanced”.
Regarding your comments at the end, can I say that starting with right now, the changes I have made are “permanent”, meaning this is how images will be imported into PhotoLab 4 starting right now? I’ll ignore images that I’ve already worked on (but I understand the “RESET” will be able to bring them back to how they were first loaded into PhotoLab before I messed with anything.
One final thought - is there a page that explains what the DxO Standard Preset is and does? Once I understand PhotoLab better, that might be a better choice for me - but I’ve got a lot to learn first. THANK YOU!!!