Lightroom CC: Copy/Paste Edits not pasting profile

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I'm sure this has been working, but in the last few days I've found that when copying and pasting edits to multiple images, the Profile part of the operation is not pasting to the other images.

It appears in the selection box when doing the Copy operation, and all other parts of the Paste operation seem to apply, but the Profile selected is not being pasted.

I've tried a relaunch, but to no avail. I initially though it was linked to my old issue of randomly flicking between B&W and Color previews when using the Auto setting when Pasting, but removing that function doesn't help either.

I'm currently having to edit all images individually at the moment, which is a bit tedious.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Andy

(iMac, macOS 10.13.6, Lightroom CC 1.4)
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Profiles can be raw-only.
Profiles can be camera-specific.

If you try to paste a raw-only profile to a non raw file or if you try to paste a profile from one camera to an image taken by a different camera you can see this behavior. Is this possibly what you are seeing?
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Hi Rikk,

These are all Raw images from the same camera, images taken on the same day even, and in the same album.

I apply settings to first image in album, hit the 'Shift-C' keys to bring up the 'Copy' dialogue, then shift select all the images I want to apply to (usually in Edit mode, using the film strip - but it's the same affect in the Grid view too), then hit 'Shift-V'. It applies the settings to all the images (shows the number of images being applied to), and all but the Profile gets applies.

In fact, I only use this because I want to apply general starting settings to a specific camera I'm working with in that session.

As a side comment, it'd be better if you could simply apply a Preset to a selected bunch of images, rather than faff about copying and pasting.

EDIT: well, I've just tested it again, and now it's working again. There's definitely some gremlins in the Lightroom CC setup - there does seem to be quite a few variable issues that sometimes are a problem, and sometimes not. I haven't even relaunched since I last did some editing earlier today.

Thanks for replying anyway.

Andy
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Presets can be applied to groups of photos by using the Library module in Grid view. Tap [ G ] to go to Grid view. Select the group of photos. In the Quick Develop panel (top right) is a pulldown to apply a preset to a group of images. Maybe that will help your workflow.
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This is Lightroom CC I'm working in, not Lightroom Classic.
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I missed that - sorry. 
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No worries, I guessed that :-).
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Well, that didn't last long, it's back again :-(

Just tried to apply the Adobe Monochrome profile to a selection of images (duplicates of the originals), trying to replace the Adobe Standard B&W profile (from the Legacy set).

Something is getting changed, as it does trigger a new sync process on all the images.

Previously I was working on the colour only images, which wouldn't apply the profile, but then it did.

Is this again perhaps something that's likely to be caused by background indexing or processing?

FWIW, it was being affected on older Olympus ORF raw files, and Nikon NEFs as well.

So far, I'm having a bit of a love/hate relationship with Lightroom CC :-/.


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Andy, so far you are the only report I've seen with this issue. Can you give the Lightroom CC 1.5 version released today a spin and let me know if you still see the problem.
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Hi Rick,

Already have, the problem still persists. It seems very random too.

What I'm doing is going over some old photos, as I'm finding the new 'AI' Auto feature is giving me good results, and I'm preferring some of the profiles on some images.

I'm trying to start off afresh with a base profile. I've found that certain profiles suit different cameras better than others, so as I'm working on an album at a time, I'm trying to reset the image to a base setting, then working through them to adjust more fully.

The problem is as such:

On Olympus Raw images I'm finding the Legacy 'ACR 4.x' profiles work best, so I'm trying to apply that as a base profile on all my ORF Raw images. I apply it to an image in that album, and then do Shift-Command-C on that image, and select the edits I want to copy, then select all the other images, and hit Shift-Command-V. I can see that edits are being applied (if I selected them), but the Profile part is not being pasted onto the other images.

It's a similar issue with my Fuji EXR RAF Raw files too. However, on the old Fuji X-S1 images I can paste the Camera Profiles, such as the Provia, Velvia and Astia, but not the Adobe profiles.

Although this morning I was able to paste the profiles successfully in a couple of albums, and then it stopped working.

The Nikon NEF Raws have been a little different, a few days ago it was the same as the others, but in the last few days I can now paste any colour profiles. Monochrome ones won't paste though - for example I want to change from the Adobe Standard B&W profile to Adobe Monochrome, but that won't paste across the selection.

It doesn't matter if I use them within presets, or select them from the 'Profile' toolbox item.

A bit weird for sure.
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Andy, I still can't reproduce your issue here and since you have updated to 1.5 without improvement, our next step is to reset your Lightroom CC preferences (they survive updates and reinstalls).

1. Close Lightroom CC
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while launching the Lightroom CC application
3. This dialog should appear

4. Click the reset preferences
5. Attempt to duplicate your issue. 


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Hi Rikk,

That seems to have fixed it, hopefully, tried the process on some of the batches I was having trouble with, and the profiles pasted OK.

Wasn't aware of that little trick. Although you do have to be quick to cancel the reorganising of the local images before you can reset the correct location. I have mine set to store all originals on an external drive, and of course the reset turns this off and resets to within the internal library file when you turn it back on.

Many thanks,

Andy