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Mon, Oct 30, 2017 11:24 AM

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Ability to copy/sync settings/adjustments across a group of photos

It seems that I am unable to copy or sync adjustments to multiple images in the new LRCC? I just imported/uploaded my first job with over 1200 RAW files, and need to set my base contrast/saturation/sharpening to all the RAW files before I begin my select edits. For some reason my "paste edit settings" is greyed out when I have multiple images selected. I'm assuming this may be some sort of user error on my part, there is no way a professional photo editing tool would not allow the use of base settings applied to a group of photos. However even when I go back to "add photos", there is no option to apply a preset on import like in the old Lightroom? Adobe please help! LRCC is obviously useless to me if I have to Ctrl/Copy Ctrl/Paste 1200 times a day... Thank you,

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84 Points

3 years ago

I just got a new laptop and updated Lightroom and spent forever trying to figure out how to sync settings only to get crazy frustrated after finding out I have to copy and paste one image at a time . This is ridiculous. I can't even figure out why Adobe would take that feature away.

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3 years ago

Which Lightroom? Classic or CC? Stick with Classic, feature still there!

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LRCC is best for workgroups only (right now)!

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Why anyone would use LR CC and not LR Classic is beyond my understanding ( unless you are a workgroup, with different people doing different jobs, but the Editor STILL on Classic)!

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> Why anyone would use LR CC and not LR Classic is beyond my understanding

I'm going to confuse you then... I know both inside and out, and I use CC for everything on my laptop, and for a lot of things on my desktop. I do still drop back to Classic for some tasks, but that list is shrinking by the day.  The fuss-free access on multiple devices is valuable, even though I know all the geeky workarounds for multi-device use in Classic.

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Carlos, I use CC because it’s unimaginably fast on mobile devices such as the iPad, which in turn I use because I like living a simple life without having to think about maintaining a desktop/laptop PC.

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I agree with Victor. I shoot theater and live events which means jobs are usually around 3000 images that need to be sorted into 150. After a quick cull in Classic I like sorting the final 300 or so images on an iPad because it is easy, fast, and convenient. I still need to use Classic for the export options it offers but CC has become a valuable part of my workflow.

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436 Points

3 years ago

This makes the difference between a “pro” and a “niche hobby” application. If you take photos for a living or process large volumes of photos, this app is clearly not intended for you. How could the developers of the successor to the orginal Batch Editing Software miss this? It has been around for over a decade in LIghtroom as a core feature, yet somehow the successor was released without this feature, frankly this is mind blowing and a HUGE miss in my opinion.

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It has been pointed out that LrCC is not an upgrade or successor to LrCCC. I don't know how to state that more plainly. It is a new product with a feature set based around a mobile workflow. Just like the original Lightroom, the new product will evolve with the input and opinions of the Lightroom community. This feature is under consideration based on it's popularity and may make it into a future release. Keep in mind, however, that it is one of many popular requests that need to be considered.

Additions of new features also depend on how that change affects other aspects of the software so your particular, favorite feature may take longer to make it's way into a public release than you would like but with a little time and patience the popular features are usually implemented. 

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136 Points

Hi Rick – I respect all that you've said here, and I must say I don't envy your role as Community Specialist in a forum like this. :) 

That said, I know our feedback as paying customers is important, and I am here to do my part.

There are two or three main issues here for which Adobe's official explanations just don't seem to hold water. And I feel they are being a little tone-deaf about the whole thing, which isn't helping.

1) The name. For Pete's sake. It has exactly the same name as a previous product, yet it is supposed to be perceived as distinctly different. For a company so steeped in marketing and branding disciplines, giving the product a different name or tweaking their messaging should have been a no-brainer. I can *guarantee* you if they had named it something different, or called it a beta release or whatever, you would not need to be in here catching all this flak on their behalf.

2) The workflow. The new universal app appears geared toward an efficient hand-off between devices, locations, etc., which is AWESOME. I honestly love the new LrCC apps, for the most part. However... Having to switch back and forth between the new/old ecosystems (and to know all the geeky workarounds) just to make it work defeats the stated purpose. 

3) "New" features. This whole thing about pasting settings across multiple images being a "new feature" just because it wasn't in the initial release really strains credulity. Why not take away white balance and exposure controls while you're at it?? I simply cannot imagine a workflow where this would not be necessary, and I think most users would agree on that point. This isn't a matter of "my pet feature" making it into the app; it's a matter of selling me a Farrari with three wheels. It has all the power, engineering, and style... but I can't go anywhere.

Seriously, I would *love* to see statistics on how many people use split-toning vs. sync'd settings. 

Please understand that my criticism stems from my excitement for what LrCC *could* be and how much I already like it. I know it will get better. But only if Adobe listens to their customers.

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Yeah, I have to echo these comments.  The request from us as avid users has been to vote for the features that matter to us.  This feature has over 100 votes, many many more than any other feature on here.  Does that mean you can allocate some more resources to getting this done as soon as possible?

I find all of this hard to tolerate as we are all being told that if we want to keep using the software we are used to, we have to pay a lot more.  The only version of CC Classic that allows us to "try" Lightroom CC and sync back and forth is the monthly-pay version, so my perpetual license is useless.  And to get a reasonable amount of storage, and access to both programs, I'm paying 2x what I used to pay.  And now given that I've got a new camera (A7 iii), I can't even use my perpetual copy of lightroom....

All this leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth.  I'm happy to pay a reasonable price for pro quality software.  This kindof feels like being nickel and dimed - I have to pay 2x to access the same feature set via two different apps, and is leading me to seriously consider a competitor.

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Rick, I realize Adobe has put you in a tough position defending their marketing strategy. Telling us what LR CC is and what it is not is not misses our point. We clearly understand what this program doesn’t do, and the frustration stems from our EXCITEMENT about what this software could be IF some of the core functionality of its predecessor was available on iPad and Desktop.

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> It has been pointed out that LrCC is not an upgrade or successor to LrCCC. I don't know how to state that more plainly. It is a new product with a feature set based around a mobile workflow. 

Best comparison I've managed to come up with is the difference between macOS and iOS. iOS didn't have any kind of multi-tasking for a long time. How could they not let you have two apps open at the same time, after we've used computers that way for decades?!?  But it wasn't that they'd taken it away - they just hadn't added it yet, because all these things take time to develop. Copy/sync is very similar - once it's available, it'll be a huge productivity boost for us. It has to be one of the top priorities for the majority of photographers, so I think it's only a matter of time.

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112 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bulk Edit in Lightroom CC.

In Lightroom CC it seems you cannot edit multiple photos at the same time (eg apply auto light settings, or auto white balance). This was possible in previous versions of Lightroom, and would be a good addition.

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90 Points

3 years ago

Bring back Sync!!!! I shoot portraits EVERYDAY and need to sync the setting for each set up. How can this NOT be standard on a processing program?!

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Hi Denice,

In reference to Lightroom CC the ability to batch sync settings over multiple images never left because it was never there. Lightroom CC is the newer, mobile/cloud centric version of Lightroom and was made leaner on purpose. As we get feedback from our customers (like you!) it will evolve so thank you for your input.

Lightroom Classic still has all the cool features you are used to and will likely be the better choice for the way you shoot. Check out the new Auto exposure tool. It is a real time saver for me! It gives a much better starting point than the previous one.

Rick

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90 Points

is it in the classic version?

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You bet!

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So this is like a top 3 feature request.. is it being considered?

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Hi Brad,

I can't tell you if or where this feature is in the pipeline because I don't know. I can tell you that it is under consideration along with all the other popular requests.

You spoke earlier of Lightroom CC as the successor to Lightroom Classic and that isn't the case. Lightroom CC is a completely new offering and was designed with a more mobile workflow in mind. It was never intended to have all the features of Lightroom Classic but hat doesn't mean that it won't inherit some! Since it was launched, LrCC has already had many new features like, Tone Curves, Split Toning, Watermarks, Enhanced Auto Tone, Full Screen, etc. etc. 

With your interest and input it will keep evolving so thank you for that. For now it sounds like Lightroom Classic is the better fit for your workflow and just keep an eye on Lightroom CC. 

Thanks again,

Rick

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62 Points

3 years ago

OMG, I am so glad I have the older version. I will not be getting a subscription for a tool that causes more work, more labor and time to accomplish what an older version will do.

Whoever made that decision at Adobe should be reassigned to HR.....

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I know I keep saying this but please understand that Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC are two separate products. One is not the newer or older version of the other. If you don't like the feature set of LrCC then continue to use Classic. 

I like certain aspects of LrCC so I use it for my personal stuff. I'm a theater and live event photographer so my work stuff involves culling thousands of images down to a couple hundred with a fast turnaround. LrCC doesn't work well for that so I use Classic. 

It's not that one is bad or good. It's just about which tool fits the job. 

Again, thanks for the input!

Rick

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I do not even believe that Lightroom CC is NOT meant to be successor of Lightroom despite all you say Rick. It wouldn't make any sense. It is like saying Photoshop CC is not meant to be successor of Photoshop. It is more like "Oh, the  new Lightroom CC is not as good as expected, let's rebrand both and smile like this is OK". It is not OK but honestly we all know Lightroom CC is on its half way since the day it was announced. I hope all the missing features will be added rather sooner than later but please do not pretend that Lightroom CC should be something that different from original Lightroom. I can totaly undarstand that Lightroom CC and Lightroom (Classic) are two separate products at the moment as they are because Lightroom CC is not ready yet.

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Mr. Rick Spaulding, if it's not the same product, it should have been re-branded. Or given a more honest name. Lightroom Limited. Or Lightroom Mobile (because mobile apps are known to be limited versions. Changing Classic to CC has been causing a lot of strife, branding a new inferior product with the same name as an older product, with just Classic and CC to differentiate. It feels like a con, and is wasting everyone's time who trusted it to be true, and found it a fraud.

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62 Points

3 years ago

I learned how to shoot in manual mode 2 weeks ago.  Downloaded Lightroom CC expecting this would be something basic to do, especially as I don't know much (anything) about editing photos. Being able to auto adjust all my photos as I learn seems pretty obvious.  Everyone keeps saying Lightroom CC is not for "professionals" - I'm certainly not a professional and this function seems like a beginner would need. I honestly thought a professional would want to edit each photo individual so this is good to hear.  #themoreyouknow

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436 Points

3 years ago

Yea, think of a wedding for example. Through the day you are in different lighting and using different lenses. Most photographers avg 100-300 pictures per hour. The editor will likely do this:
1. Imported images are ranked and culled
2. A few of the highest rated are quickly edited and posted to IG
3. All of the photos are separated into “groups “ or scenes that get photos with similar lighting together
4. One of the photos in the series is edited with a preset and adjusted to correct exposure
5. Editor syncs(copies preset) to all photos in a group from the first edit, and will only adjust exposure
6. This process repeats for all groups

Now that gets you a complete gallery pretty fast (3-4 hrs)
Some photographers like to retouch or use photoshop actions selectively, but we don’t bc that’s not our style and Lightroom does enough to make that unnecessary.

I assume we are the norm based on the multiple FB photographers groups we are involved in, but maybe not.

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3 years ago

I often use a white balance card and paste the WB settings over to all pictures from the same place. Doing this for one picture at a time is very cumbersome. 

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100 Points

3 years ago

I NEED the "previous" button on Lightroom CC!!

I thought the ability to cull on my phone would save me time, but now that I'm at the desktop editing in CC, realizing without the "previous" button it's taking wayyyy longer...

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196 Points

3 years ago

Adobe, if you're listening, please add batch setting syncs to this new Lightroom CC. I cannot believe this was left out.

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Thanks for the comment, Clayton. Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!

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128 Points

3 years ago

I feel like I'm in a toxic relationship with Adobe because it can swing from epic to a nightmare in a flash!

i'm a fairly new user! just tried SELECT ALL + PASTE like 30 times, I thought it was glitching.

I don't consider Switching to classic an option. here's why- I tried installing Classic last month because I discovered that was the only way to get BRUSH PRESETS, and what resulted was CLASSIC instantly took all remaining LOCAL HARDDRIVE MEMORY TO ZERO.

I got that sorted out by moving all photos to an EXTERNAL harddrive and you guessed it ALL "LINKS" ARE NOW BROKEN.

The sad thing is, I after learning on CC, I simply could NOT get the hang of Classic- the user interface was NOT INTUITIVE ENOUGH, since i guess CC spoiled me in that regard.

can we make paste All happen?

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82 Points

3 years ago

Sync is vital.  I won't be using LRCC if there is no sync!!

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Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!

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The question is : how long will we need to vote this feature to expect the implementation?

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112 Points

3 years ago

Man buys a new computer, says to himself "Here's my chance to embrace the future."

Installs Lightroom CC...

Edits first photo...

World hasn't ended...

Highlights first photo and next select...

Searches for sync...

Searching...

Surely must be hidden...

After all hiding things behind cryptic icons is modern UI design (F* U Apple)...

Searching...

World ends...

Uninstalls...

Remains hopeful for hoverboards...

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Thanks for the input, Philip!

Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!

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Wait a minute... there's also no batch export options or am I missing that? Am I crazy or wouldn't a UI refresh and better cloud syncing for Lightroom "Classic" have been better than this?

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> no batch export options

When you say batch export, you mean exporting multiple photos at once? That works. 

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Perhaps Philip is referring to this issue: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

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112 Points

In Classic Command+Shift+E brings up the export dialogue, which in CC didn't seem to work. I couldn't find any other options other than "Save As." I guess I was just looking in a ll the wrong places. 

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192 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Batch edits.

Just got an iPad Pro, primarily for LR , based on some great reviews that I read. To say the least, I am disapointed to see some crucial features missing. One in particular that is probably going to be a deal-breaker for me , is batch edits. The ability to sync edits only of the current image to the previous image is extremely limiting and pretty much renders the app unusable for my professional workflow. I was hoping mobile could be step one of my edit process and give me the ability to travel without a laptop. While very impressive, LR doesn’t seem to be ready for professional use. I hope that changes soon.