Lightroom: Add a button to "Copy Settings" dialog to select all checkboxes except local edits (local adjustments, spot removal, crop)

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Will be better to sort options to 2 groups -> local adjustments, crop and spot removal and the rest. Local adjustments, crop and spot removal are obviously not shared in set of photos. Also add a button to select all except local adjustments, something like "Check all except local edits".

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Housik

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  • tired with selecting groups manually

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I sometimes sync/copy local adjustments or spot removal or crop amongst multiple images. It depends on how similar they are and what sort of subject they are.

For example, a burst of shots a bird in flight against a bright sky so the aperture is rather small despite the high shutter speed would show sensor dust spots so synching spot removal is useful, but if I am taking a head and shoulders portrait or a group shot of people, or an image where many details are meaningful and different across the image, probably not.

Or when I have several images of the same subject from the same distance, but it's rather small in the frame, for example a kid with a soccer ball or a bird on a feeder I will sync the crop box across all the images so as to make the subject scale the same in all of them, but will probably need to nudge the cropbox to a different location in each frame and perhaps use a different straighten angle if I am panning and not exactly level.

As far as what checkboxes to have unchecked, Upright corrections appropriateness varies from one image to the next so we better remove that, and well as Defringing which can easily remove too much or too little with slight variations in the color of the subjects vs fringes that need removed.

Maybe having a preset dropdown that allows remembering a custom subset of checkboxes would be good, but I can't see creating a button for someone's pet subset.

Selecting a preset requires 2 clicks or 3 if there were so many you have to scroll, which saves 1 or 2 of the 4 clicks that clicking Check All then unchecking Local Adjustments, Spot Removal and Crop would entail.

Lastly, the state of the checkboxes is sticky from one use to the next so are we really asking Adobe to go through the trouble of adding a button to the UI for the first time you have to enable the non-local adjustment checkboxes appropriate for your editing style when the next time you use it, it'll be the same?
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Housik

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Hi Steve,
thank for your opinion! :-) This is my observation after editing thousand of photos - this scenario is repeating very often and if I multiply this by number of LR users working same as me, it can save more time then it takes to add it to application. I found exactly idea on internet somewhere else too, so I'm not alone.

As a programmer, I know adding a button to empty space is a matter of few minutes. Of course, possibility to define groups is even better - and/or make group switch above each column (and put this 3 kind of settings to one of columns).