Lightroom Classic: Auto Sync function syncs all Local Adjustments of a single type, not just the active one.

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Hi,

Here is the scenario. Two RAW images have different Adjustment Brushes applied to them. They are created individually on every image, and they have different settings and brushstrokes. With Auto Sync on, and the two images selected I will add a new Adjustment brush that I want to be synced between those two photos. As I make my first brushstroke, all Adjustment Brushes applied to my active image will copy to the other image, overriding and deleting all of its existing Adjustment Brushes.

I tried this with Graduated Filter, Radial Filter and Spot Removal Tool. They all override all existing edits with the ones from the active image.

 

Is that a new bug or I did something wrong?

Can anyone help me fix this issue?

 

Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 Release Build 1200465

PC Windows 10 64bit
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Roman Alurkoff

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Yves Crausaz

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It is necessary to make a new pin for the new filter or the new brush, otherwise, it is normal that the strokes of brushes or degraded are postponed on the second image, if one is put in auto-sync!


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Yves,
I think you misunderstand what is being said. I have tried this several times now, with Lightroom Classic 8.1 on my Mac, and each time it works as described. This has nothing to do with pressing the 'new' button, it is a bug. Maybe an old one, like Jim says, but a bug nevertheless.

Here is how you can reproduce it:

1: Select image1 and brush something. Press 'Done' when you are finished.
2: Select image2 and brush something different. Press 'Done' when you are finished.
3: Select both images in the film strip.
4: Select image1 again and turn on 'Auto Sync'.
5: Select the brush again and make a second (new) brush action.
6: What you will see is that both brush actions from image1 will be synced to image2, not just this new one. And the original brush action in image2 is gone.
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Yves Crausaz

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Ok, I can reproduce by doing like that, but as I never disable auto-sync, certainly because I do not have series of image treated, the phenomenon is never produced.

But in this example of use, it's a bug!

It is necessary that this problem is validated by an engineer of Adobe for a next correction, here the explanations are my very clear times to reproduce the bug.





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Its not only a bug but a SEVERE bug.  You can spend a lot of time and effort with the local adjustment tools only to have them wiped out by what should be a simple autosync of another local adjustment.
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That is correct Robert. When do you think that started? I never have experienced it before and I edit wedding images by a ton.
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I don't know when it started as I don't do that workflow very often.  I think I remember a couple times I lost my edits doing this but chalked it up to user error but I think it was probably just this bug.   
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I can dupe this and agree it is a bug. I will get one logged.
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Thanks for confirming Rikk.  This should be considered a HIGH priority bug as it can unknowingly mess up a LOT of work.  Some of the local adjustment being undone are subtle and changes can go unnoticed till it is too late to easily undo.
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Thank you, Rikk! I hope it will be in the pipeline soon.
Robert is right. I might go back and revise some work. I only noticed it thanks to a -4 exposure brush that was burning a number plate.