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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 1:26 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Warning before Lightroom applies multiple edits

Lightroom doesn't behave the same as most other Windows programs, in that it's easy to have more than 1 photo selected and not realize it. For example, in Windows Explorer if you select all photos and then click on any one photo ONLY that photo will be selected. In the Grid View in Lightroom if you select all photos and then click in the photo part of a cell all the photos will remain selected. More than once I have applied edits to many photos when I think I'm only editing one.
It would be nice if a warning appeared saying "You are about to apply changes to 350 photos. Continue"?.
It would have the usual "Don't warn me again" checkbox if you don't want to see the warning again.

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3 years ago

Great idea! create idea

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3 years ago

Turn off the auto syncing feature and you will only be editing the main selection. Most only turn this on when they actually want edits to be synced across a selection of images. Sounds like you turned it on by mistake maybe?

--Steve Gandy Photography

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Thanks for the idea Steve. I'm not sure how to test that, using this scenario.
1. Select 3 images in the grid.
2. Go to the Develop Module.
3. Apply a change (e.g. crop).
All three (or 300) images will be cropped, but AFAIK there is no indication or warning that multiple images will be affected.
Does Auto Sync address that?

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Yes, you have Auto Sync on. It's the small switch in front of the 'Sync...' button. I'm typing this on my iPad, so I can't post a screenshot.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Allow me...

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Thanks for bearing with me...
Here is my test.

1 I select 2 photos in Grid View
2. Go to Develop and make the photo Black & White.

It doesn't matter which way I have the Auto Sync switch configured; both photos always get turned Black and White.(I'm resetting the photos to colour between the tests)


Are you saying this doesn't happen to you?

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With Auto Sync turned off only the "most selected" image should be affected. Try restarting Lightroom and do it again. By the way, what operating system and which version of Lightroom are you using?