justin_coolidge's profile

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978 Points

Fri, May 10, 2019 6:47 PM

Lightroom Classic: Why can't I edit multiple photos at once?

I imported 107 photos all taken in the same room into Lightroom Classic CC 2019, they all need the same adjustments made to them. So, I tried selecting all the photos and making my adjustments only to find that it only made the corrections to the first one that I selected, all the others were unaffected.

Now I am FORCED to do these adjustments ONE BY ONE to 107 photos because Adobe could not have implemented a way to do the changes to all the selected photos, not just the first one.

Lightroom NEEDS to feature to edit them all at once. It is pointless that the ONLY function of selecting multiple photos is to export them all. You should be able to make changes to them all.

Even selecting them in 'library grid' does nothing. As soon as I go to "develop", back to the first photo I selected.

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2 y ago

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534 Points

2 y ago

Well, actually it IS possible to edit many photos at once. On Develop mode, select all photos you want to edit. Under all develop panels, there are two buttons, one being Sync. Click the switch so the button reads Auto Sync. Done. Now, everything you change on the photo you're seeing on the screen will be automatically synced to the other photos.

Oh, end indeed there is the copy/paste settings. It ́s just in different menus, depending on where you right click. It's odd, but that's the way it is.

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2 y ago

Here's four ways to do what you want:

Method mentioned above: 

1. Select Image in Develop Filmstrip
2. CTRL/CMD C (Copy Dialog Appears)
3. Choose adjustments to copy
4. Click [Copy]
5. Select lots of other photos in Filmstrip
6. CTRL/CMD V (all edits selected in step 3 are copied. 

You could also use a Preset

1. Select Image in Develop Filmstrip
2. Select "+"  in Preset Panel
3. Create a Preset.
4. Go to Library Grid
5. Select all images to which to apply
6. Apply Preset in QD Panel.

You could also use Autosync

1. Turn on Autosync by toggling switch on [Sync] Button and clicking [AutoSync]
2. Select Multiple Images in Develop Filmstrip.
3. Adjust one image - all the others get updated as you go.
4. Remember to turn off AutoSync.

If edits are just in Basic panel

1. Select Images in Grid
2. Adjust in Quick Develop Panel

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978 Points

2 y ago

Still no auto sync. It is not where that guy posted the screenshot.

I was able to do what I needed in quick develop. The white balance is what needed adjusting

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534 Points

2 y ago

"The worst blind person is the one who doesn't want to see!"

Cheers.

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11.5K Points

2 y ago

See the section titled "Apply Develop adjustments to other photos"
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/develop-module-options.html

And for heaven's sake, stop with all the posts about everything being so stupid.  The only thing that's coming across as stupid is the poster who can't be bothered to learn the basics of how the program works or ask for help in a civil manner.

There are plenty of helpful people in this forum, but nobody's going to bother wasting their time if you keep this up.

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700 Points

2 y ago

Justin, it would truly be helpful if you spent some time learning the basics.  Lightroom is a different paradigm than software you are used to using - so some new skills are required.  I recommend you head over to the Lightroom Queen website and read up using her QuickStart guide then spend a couple of hours with some online tutorials - you will learn not only the fundamentals but also some very useful techniques.  Good luck with it.

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292 Points

2 y ago

Thanks everyone. Among other things I just had a mini tutorial on Auto Sync!