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102 Points

Thu, Mar 8, 2018 11:21 PM

Lightroom Classic: is there a way to batch edit inconsistent exposures incrementally?

Lets say you take 10 photos of the same thing with inconsistent lighting(ie. a cloudy day) and you've individually adjusted the white-balance for each so that they're all even. Then you realize things are a little warm and need to be cooled off. If you use Auto Sync to batch the files they'll all reset to the high-lighted photo, which will ruin any individual colour-balancing. Is there a way to batch adjust settings without sync so that the files are adjusted in equal increments?
ie. a photo with 5000temp and a photo 6000temp can be adjusted together 500o making them 5500temp and 6500temp?

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8 Messages

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276 Points

3 years ago

Did you try Previous.  If you did not there is an article at https://lightroomkillertips.com/useful-button-lightroom/. This may resolve your quesstion.

62 Messages

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1.1K Points

3 years ago

What the op wants to do is to select 10 photos and decrease the temp by 500 (regardless of their absoute value). 

606 Messages

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12.3K Points

3 years ago

You can in fact do this using the Quick Develop feature in Library Loupe or Library Grid. Select multiple images, go to either of the above, then in the right panel, navigate to Quick Develop and  make sure "White Balance" is expanded.

With the photos selected, click on the "play" buttons and you would be able to batch edit(making them warmer or cooler) the temperature regardless off absolute values.


If you scroll down further, you can do the same for exposure, highlights etc. but make sure the grouping is expanded(where it says "Tone Control")

This is what the full panel should look like, with all groupings expanded:

26 Messages

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578 Points

Thanks Jerry. I needed to do similar in that I had a collect of edited images that I wanted to include in a photo book. I find that when using the Book module, blurb needs images to have exposure and contrast increased from what I print myself or display elsewhere. To be able to apply this correction globally to already edited images is a great help.

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102 Points

3 years ago

Thank you Jerry! I never use quick develop, but there's clearly some great uses for it. Really appreciate it. All the best.

606 Messages

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12.3K Points

You're welcome Mike. TBH, I don't use quick develop either. Just aware of it. Glad to be of help. Cheers

62 Messages

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1.1K Points

3 years ago

wow....great! ty!!!!

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12.3K Points

Welcome :-)