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404 Points

Sat, Apr 7, 2018 10:13 PM

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Lightroom Classic 7.3: "Black & White Mix" missing from copy settings and synchronize settings dialogs

It is not possible to copy nor synchronize Black & White Mix settings, as the option is missing from the dialog. (While creating new preset, Black & White Mix option is present.) Even if "Check All" button is pressed while copying or synchronizing settings, Black & White Mix is not copied/synchronized.
Version: Lightroom Classic CC 7.3

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1.3K Messages

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22.5K Points

3 years ago

This is clearly a bug, probably introduced by the new Adobe Monochrome profile.

There's a similar problem with the Previous button which doesn't apply slider values.

56 Messages

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1K Points

3 years ago

It seems in Adobe's quest to add presets they have forgotten that photography professionals depend on these tools on a daily basis.    I am generally pretty good at finding work arounds to get my work done.   Seems lately in Adobe's rush to introduce new features they are missing a big step in delivering a quality product.  Since the Name Change to Lightroom Classic CC each iteration seems to have more bugs than were fixed in the previous version.   Somehow I expected Adobe to tread lightly and be a bit more cautious  with Lightroom Classic CC.   I guess I was wrong.     Not being able to sync the b/w mix is a real issue for me.

1.3K Messages

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22.5K Points

3 years ago

Not being able to sync the b/w mix is a real issue for me.
And for me too. A workaround is to create a new preset.

2 Messages

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90 Points

How did you do this? I tried making a new preset with just the process version and BW mix selected but it doesn't have any effect when I apply the preset.

1 Message

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102 Points

3 years ago

Experiencing the same problem. I cannot seem to find the link to the "submit bug report" form for Lightroom Classic CC. What's the procedure to notify Adobe of the bug?

33 Messages

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698 Points

3 years ago

Thanks for reporting this one. We are working on it.
Keep up the good work !

106 Messages

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1.7K Points

How long do you think it'll be until it's fixed?  The suggested workaround by creating presets isn't going to work for the amount of B&W mixes I'm updating throughout my catalog.  

106 Messages

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1.7K Points

One more question. What is the expected behavior of the black & white mix when a B&W profile is selected?  When I select a B&W profile, it appears to set the B&W mix to an auto setting that varies between images.  If I double click on "Black & White Mix" to reset it to all zeros, and then select any B&W profile, the B&W mix is no longer affected for that image.  However, syncing the B&W profile ALWAYS results in syncing the B&W auto mix, whether or not it was zeroed out or had settings that were NOT auto.  It seems to me that the purpose of a profile is to gain an effect, but still have zeroed out develop settings throughout the panel.  Which is why I am not sure that this is the expected behavior of the BW profile... 

Since it is not made clear that the B&W profiles are related to the B&W mix settings (at least currently), it is most likely misleading people who are intending ONLY to sync the Profile as their B&W mix settings will be affected as well, perhaps unknowingly.  Not only that, it is not immediately apparent that a B&W profile is an "AUTO" setting, so that after syncing every image has different B&W mix setting, regardless of whether the initial image had the B&W mix settings zeroed out or not.  I would expect Monochrome to have an auto B&W mix, but not the other profiles.  Syncing using AUTO settings is always a touchy thing, and I generally prefer to sync exact numbers for similar exposures/settings.  If I were syncing a B&W mix, I would sync it exact, NOT the auto B&W mix settings.  If I were syncing a profile, I would expect every setting to be exactly the same as the first selected image, because I did not know anything was on auto.  

106 Messages

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1.7K Points

If trying to sync a BW profile to an image that had the Black & White Mix intentionally zeroed out, the B&W mix won't even sync the Auto settings.  

There doesn't appear to be a way to get back the auto B&W mix settings once they were intentionally zeroed out/reset.  UGGG

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366 Points

3 years ago

really adobe?

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88 Points

3 years ago

I been in contact with adobe on the Paste from Previous/sync bug...Gave them full access to my mac, no help there. They said they were going to call back after i sent them two monocrome test images to work with, they never did call back.  This is serious messing up my workflow and slowing me down. 

14 Messages

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366 Points

Luckly it was easy to go back to ver. 7.2

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90 Points

Really? How did you do that? I desperately need to apply BW to a big stack of photos!

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92 Points

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106 Messages

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2 years ago

 I still can't sync the freaking BW Mixes. Somebody fix this!!!  Nothing is working right.  

106 Messages

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1.7K Points

A few hours later, and the new update fixed it!  YAY!

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60 Points

I have this issue now, it was working when I last wanted to sync black and white in November, I can't remember how many updates since then, or when it stopped working, but applying b/w to all images using sync settings only works if Treatment & Profile is also ticked, what have I missed?? Since when did that have to be ticked?