ACR 7 does note reset Whites when for multiple image selections

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ACR 7 (all versions). When selecting multiple photos and after you hit 'Auto' you want WHITES to go back to zero (so you doubleclick the WHITES slider button), the only photo where WHITES goes back to zero is the 1st one in the selected list. All the others remain at their AUTO value. If you setup a Preset for Just WHITES to be set to zero, you get Same Behavior. Only the 1st one in the Selected List gets set to Zero all the others remain at the current(AUTO) value.
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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What system (e.g., Windows 7) are you on?

I cannot repro this. For me, double-clicking on the Whites slider resets it to 0 for the primary image, and also for all other selected images. Similarly, synchronizing settings (via the Synchronize...) button and checking the Whites box will propagate the primary image's Whites slider value to all the other images in the selection.
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Well, that isn't good. It happens EVERY time I want to work a bunch of images. I'm forced to reset WHITES on each one individually. Even a Preset (of just Whites at zero) does not work. And I'm running 7.3RC now (hoping someone had caught this already). I'll add that I'm processing DNGs created from the Bridge downloader from Nikon D7000 RAW Files. What do I need to do to convince you the behavior is real?
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Questions:

1. What system (e.g., Windows 7) are you on?

2. Does this happen with other sliders, e.g., Blacks, Exposure, Contrast, etc.?
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OK. I went relentless and did synchronizations over and over and here's what I observed. On this test set of 30-40 images, it would sync the next 2 or 3 in the ordered list back to zero and I'd have to keep doing syncs over and over (about 12-13 total) to get the entire set back to zero on Whites. Is this a memory issue (12gb Ram on a Windows 7 64-bit box)...
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Please answer #2, above.
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I selected another set of 30. Selected All of them. Clicked AUTO. Selected the first one, Reset (doubleclick on slider button) Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks. Selected All, Sync'ed Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks. IT WORKED... BUT... Did it again, this time I skipped EXPOSURE. And then it FAILED. NONE of the 2nd...30th images reset(or sync'd). So... what now?
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I've noticed that when the sync runs, the images where I see the Yellow triangle with Exclamation point WILL GET THE SYNC. But while all the images are selected, the syncing doesn't get to them all (you never see the Triangle appear). it is like it quits for certain syncs. Clarity, Vibrance, & Saturation work without issue.
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That hint helps, thanks. We'll look into it.
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OK. Let me know what else I can do to assist. I process hundreds to thousands of night football games (moving to basketball shortly). I have to reset both Shadows and Whites from AUTO constantly because Shadows amps up the noise on an ISO 5000 image more than I want and AUTO Whites constantly, constantly blows highlights (I'm not a fan of AUTO for WHITES at all). It is killing my workflow because normally AUTO gets me 80% there (moved to CS6 3-4 months ago, but didn't notice the issue until football season). So if I could just reset those two in mass, I'd be one happy camper. Thanks. Rich Gibson