Lightroom 5.3: Auto Sync is not functioning properly after I choose Auto Tone.

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 4 years ago
  • (Edited)
Merged

This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Applying Auto Tone to a batch of photos loses subsequent develop settings

I posted the following in the Adobe forums 3 days ago. I've had zero responses.

Auto Sync is not functioning properly after I choose Auto Tone.

Auto Sync is functioning as expected, unless I choose Auto Tone first.

I have about 1000 Images that I wish to apply a Preset to. When I created the Preset using New Develop Preset, I left all of the options checked except Exposure.

I want to use Auto Tone to set the exposure for each image automatically, and then apply my preset to all images, leaving their exposures unchanged. If I apply the Preset to all of the images before selecting Auto Tone, everyting works as expected. If I choose Auto Tone first, a small portion of the selected images will be updated, but most will not. The preset will change all settings except those in the Basic Tone area. It's as if Auto Tone has somehow become "sticky" and will not allow itself to be overridden. Even if I choose a single image, apply my new settings to it, and then manually select Sync, it doesn't work for all images. It also won't work if I have have Auto Sync selected, and then make manual changes to individual sliders. It will work for some images near the ones I see in the filmstrip on the bottom, but not all of the images selected.

This is extremely frustrating. Again, everything works exactly as expected, unless I choose Auto Tone first.
Photo of Kevin Barre

Kevin Barre

  • 11 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Chris Cox

Chris Cox

  • 20280 Posts
  • 838 Reply Likes
Which product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?
Photo of Kevin Barre

Kevin Barre

  • 11 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Lightroom 5.3. Mac OSX 10.9.1
Photo of Pete Roberts

Pete Roberts

  • 9 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
See my related post
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

My problem is that I can't disable autosync in Library Mode or enable auto sync in Develop mode.

LR 5.3 Win7 Home Premium 64 and Pro 64 on 2nd machine.
Photo of TinaC

TinaC, Tier 3 support engineer

  • 133 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
I'll take a look at both these issues this week. Apologies for the delay.
Photo of Pete Roberts

Pete Roberts

  • 9 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks Tina, Part this issue is resolved please see this thread:

http://gsfn.us/t/4fv1u

Thanks for the prompt response.
Photo of TinaC

TinaC, Tier 3 support engineer

  • 133 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
I'm not able to reproduce this. Does this happen when you use manual options instead of auto tone? Does this occur when you look at the individual images in Develop (as opposed to in the filmstrip)?
If so, I'm thinking you should reset your preferences: http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/r...
Photo of Kevin Barre

Kevin Barre

  • 11 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
It does not happen when I use manual options *before* selecting auto tone, but it does happen when I use manual options *after* selecting auto tone.
Photo of Kevin Barre

Kevin Barre

  • 11 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I tried deleting the preferences file. That doesn't solve the problem.

I have a preset that changes most settings except Exposure. I can reset all of the files to their default, enable Auto Sync, and press Auto Tone. This works for all files selected.

When I press my custom preset afterward, it will change all settings except those in the Tone section. Those remain on their Auto settings (i.e. different for every file based on Auto Tone dynamically changing the settings to optimize each file). Afterward, my preset is still selected in the Presets window, as if the preset has been applied. I don't have the option of pressing the preset again. If I select a different preset for that file and then reselect the one I originally wanted, it will apply it to that single file, and a number of them in close proximity on the timeline, but not *all* of the images selected.
Photo of Rob Cole

Rob Cole

  • 4831 Posts
  • 386 Reply Likes
Does it work OK if all selected photos are visible in filmstrip? (i.e. none of the selected photos are out of view).

If so, here is a work-around: after auto-toning, scroll through the filmstrip slowly until all the "..." indicators are extinguished. Then you should be able to auto-sync and have it work as expected.

UPDATE: How auto-toning works: Initially, Lr just sets a flag which marks the photo to be auto-toned in the future, then auto-toning will occur as a background task, and Lr will auto-tone all visible images. If not visible, auto-tone value computation is deferred. It's kinda like how Lr builds lib previews - only if/when needed for current view. But there is at least one bug in the auto-toning subsystem, and so it pays to find some way to assure auto-toning has properly settled before doing anything that depends on auto-toned settings. That description may not be 100% perfectly complete and correct, but it's close.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.