Bridge: 'Quick Develop' like 'bias' settings for multiple images

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Give 'Quick Develop'
options seen in Lightroom's Library module to Bridge's Camera Raw for use when
syncing settings to multiple images.
Here's an example: image A) has +1ev exposure, image B) has -50 contrast and image C) has +20 saturation. I want to keep these previously made adjustments but 'bias' adjust all images by -.5ev, +25 contrast and +50 saturation. This can be done using Quick Develop in Lr but is not possible in Bridge.
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I do it all the time in Camera Raw, from Bridge.
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How do you do that? Eg, if you want to make images which have different White Balance all slightly warmer or cooler from their original values. How is this done?
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1.  Select a bunch of images in Bridge.

2.  Right-click, choose "Open in Camera Raw"

3.  Pick an image to edit and do it

4.  Upper left corner:  Click "Select All", then click "synchronize"

5.  Choose the attributes that you want copied to all the other images

6.  Click "Done" to create sidecar files for all the images, or "save images" to made e.g. TIFFs from all of them.
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Hi Ken, I believe you misunderstood what I meant.
I fully understand the sync options (both in Lr and Bridge's Camera Raw).. But I'll try to reiterate my original point.
Imagine I have opened 3 images (or any number more than 1) from Bridge into Camera Raw. Imagine that image 1 has a WB of 6000k/0tint, image 2 has a WB of 5500k/-6tint, image 3 has a WB of 4900k/+11tint.
If I just sync the WB of image 1 with 2 & 3, all 3 images will have 6500k/+4.
But that isn't the point. The desired outcome (for eg.) is to make all of the images warmer and with more magenta tint by +500k/+4tint.
This would result in the following: image 1. 6500k/+4, image 2. 6000k/-2 and image 3. 5400k/+15.
This (and many other adjustments aside from WB) can be 'shifted' or 'biased' in Lr by adjusting the 'Quick Develop' options while the desired images are selected.
This or a similar feature doesn't seem to exist in Bridge.
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I see.

Not sure how that's useful.

We tend to batch photos from the same photo shoot.  Meaning that the light, whatever it was, should be pretty much the same for each shot.

For instance, an outdoor shoot where excessive smoke changed the color of the light.  Or an indoor shoot with strobes, which of course have the same white point in every shot.

I've done this dozens of times.

I can't understand why anyone would want to batch disparate images.  But whatever.
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Well, for example. Lets say I apply the Auto Adjust preset to 10 images.. but all of them come out too bright.. with the Quick Develop bias, I can make all the images slightly darker while retaining their original 'Auto' adjustments. Or if you give images to a client which have already been edited but they say "I would like them to be punchier or warmer or more saturated" the bias comes in very handy