Lightroom CC: Ability to copy/sync settings/adjustments across a group of photos

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It seems that I am unable to copy or sync adjustments to multiple images in the new LRCC? I just imported/uploaded my first job with over 1200 RAW files, and need to set my base contrast/saturation/sharpening to all the RAW files before I begin my select edits. For some reason my "paste edit settings" is greyed out when I have multiple images selected. I'm assuming this may be some sort of user error on my part, there is no way a professional photo editing tool would not allow the use of base settings applied to a group of photos. However even when I go back to "add photos", there is no option to apply a preset on import like in the old Lightroom? Adobe please help! LRCC is obviously useless to me if I have to Ctrl/Copy Ctrl/Paste 1200 times a day... Thank you,
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Adobe, if you're listening, please add batch setting syncs to this new Lightroom CC. I cannot believe this was left out.
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Thanks for the comment, Clayton. Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!
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I feel like I'm in a toxic relationship with Adobe because it can swing from epic to a nightmare in a flash!

i'm a fairly new user! just tried SELECT ALL + PASTE like 30 times, I thought it was glitching.

I don't consider Switching to classic an option. here's why- I tried installing Classic last month because I discovered that was the only way to get BRUSH PRESETS, and what resulted was CLASSIC instantly took all remaining LOCAL HARDDRIVE MEMORY TO ZERO.

I got that sorted out by moving all photos to an EXTERNAL harddrive and you guessed it ALL "LINKS" ARE NOW BROKEN.

The sad thing is, I after learning on CC, I simply could NOT get the hang of Classic- the user interface was NOT INTUITIVE ENOUGH, since i guess CC spoiled me in that regard.

can we make paste All happen?
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Sync is vital.  I won't be using LRCC if there is no sync!!
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Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!
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The question is : how long will we need to vote this feature to expect the implementation?
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Man buys a new computer, says to himself "Here's my chance to embrace the future."

Installs Lightroom CC...

Edits first photo...

World hasn't ended...

Highlights first photo and next select...

Searches for sync...

Searching...

Surely must be hidden...

After all hiding things behind cryptic icons is modern UI design (F* U Apple)...

Searching...

World ends...

Uninstalls...

Remains hopeful for hoverboards...
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Thanks for the input, Philip!

Don't forget to click the "Vote" box at the top of the page!
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Wait a minute... there's also no batch export options or am I missing that? Am I crazy or wouldn't a UI refresh and better cloud syncing for Lightroom "Classic" have been better than this?
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> no batch export options

When you say batch export, you mean exporting multiple photos at once? That works. 
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Perhaps Philip is referring to this issue: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...
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In Classic Command+Shift+E brings up the export dialogue, which in CC didn't seem to work. I couldn't find any other options other than "Save As." I guess I was just looking in a ll the wrong places. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Batch edits.

Just got an iPad Pro, primarily for LR , based on some great reviews that I read. To say the least, I am disapointed to see some crucial features missing. One in particular that is probably going to be a deal-breaker for me , is batch edits. The ability to sync edits only of the current image to the previous image is extremely limiting and pretty much renders the app unusable for my professional workflow. I was hoping mobile could be step one of my edit process and give me the ability to travel without a laptop. While very impressive, LR doesn’t seem to be ready for professional use. I hope that changes soon.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can't past settings to multiple images in lightroom cc?.

Lightroom CC on windows shows the option to paste when selecting multiple images, but one image gets the pasted values.    On Android, you can easily select multiple images, but once you do that, the paste edit settings is disabled.   This seems like a basic feature that should be implemented on a tool like this.   The software now called lightroom classic had this since beta versions.
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While I really do appreciate all the additions to LR CC since v1.0, still not being able to batch process/sync images is completely incomprehensible to me. How is this even possible, and...why the heck can't we choose which settings we'd like to apply during our joyful 'CMD-V-Right Arrow-repeat...300 times' tour on the desktop? :-(
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If you’re running Lr on an iPad with a keyboard, Cmd+C and Cmd+V works for copying settings over single images. But it’s incredibly tedious and time consuming to do this 300 times.
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Just stick to Classic. They shuffled some sliders and added new color profiles in the latest update... it’s essentially perfection. If you’re a working photographer there’s no reason to mess with CC. If you must experiment try Capture One. Otherwise use Classic until it can no longer handle the 100 megapixel images we’ll be processing in 10 years and hopefully by then CC will be up to snuff.
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Experimenting with Capture One for six months finally brought me back to LR. I just hoped not having to deal with Classic's outdated and messy UI, its lackluster performance and file management in general ever again...but well, CC is almost there and 10 years isn't really that long a wait, I guess. *sigh*

Keeping my fingers crossed anyway...go team Adobe, go! ;-)
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Philip, some of us do our photography completely on the road, travel light and only carry around an iPad because we prefer it to laptops. “Professional” or “working photographer” can mean much more nowadays.
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I have no clue what Adobe is trying to accomplish with CC. Give Classic the same flexibility as CC and dumb down CC or just merge the programs. Adobe is great but why make two almost identical programs and leave key features out of both. It’s frustrating. Please add a sync or previous feature to CC.
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I bet it’s because it’s likely impossible to port Lr Classic to mobile devices, and a huge number of photographers (professional or not) started to prefer them in their workflow. And in the long term, feature parity between all platforms is a sound long term decision. If Adobe’s intentions are indeed pure, we just happen to be in the unlucky time period when this transition happens.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: coller les paramètres de modification sur plusieurs photo ?.

je veux créer un time lapse, j'ai modifier une seule photo et je souhaite coller les paramètres de modification sur plusieurs photo comment faire ?
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The loss of the ability to select all / apply all is honestly THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE OF LIGHTROOM. I'll be staying with Classic.
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New to LR. This absolutely sucks.  What the heck were they thinking? 
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SO no change even though requested. Doubt it would be a huge undertaking. Guess they give a big thumb in the ... about this and our opinions.
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Wait....you're telling me that they broke this on the new desktop version as well? Not just for mobile?

OMG...LOL. Product management at Adobe needs a serious reckoning. 
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James, no, they didn't break anything here. It still works in Lightroom Classic as it always has done. They haven't added this feature to the new baby Lightroom CC desktop app though. It's a popular request though, so it's only a matter of time before it hits the top of the priority list for addition.
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I'm sorry but I have Lightroom Classic and I'm having this issue of not being able to sync photo settings too so it's not only Lightroom cc.
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It still works in Lightroom Classic just fine.

  • Go into Develop mode, make changes to a given photo 
  • With the photo you've made changes to still selected, Shift-select the other photos you want to apply those changes to
  • Right click anywhere on them, go to Develop Settings -> Sync Settings
  • Select what settings you want to sync, hit Synchronize
I literally just did it. It's not the most obvious, but it's there. 
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@Victoria Bampton, this is Adobe we're talking about. How much are you willing to wager we won't see this in the next 6 months? 1 year? Ever? I'm taking all bets. 

As another photographer told me, this is literally the only feature that makes him (and myself) willing to pay for Lightroom on top of Photoshop. Without it, there's no real point, we'd rather just use Photoshop. 
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I won't take that wager James! It's a very popular request, for all the right reasons. 
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after 6 months we are today at the same point for a simply feature... it’s incredible.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Please add partial development settings copy&paste!.

Please add partial copy & paste of development settings as in LR Classic and LR CC on mobile platforms. It doesn't make any sense that this is implemented on mobile platforms and not on the desktop. As a rule of thumb please make sure that all features are consistently implemented on all version (desktop and mobile) for the new LLR CC
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Great news... as of today's Lightroom CC desktop releases, you can now paste settings onto multiple photos in Grid view.
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What about iOS?
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Desktop only at this time, but here's the feature request for the same feature in the mobile apps: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/sync-adjustments-to-multiple-photos-at-once-i...
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I hope that's not Adobe's excuse for not implementing this on mobile.

Clearly the current thread has had a lot of feedback and requests for this particular feature on both the desktop and iOS versions.

The "Lightroom for mobile" forum doesn't get nearly as much attention as this one. The product isn't even called "Lightroom for mobile" on iOS, it's still Lighroom CC.
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No, I don't speak for Adobe, so I'm not commenting on their thought process when making priority decisions. There are different teams working on the different versions, with different limitations and different roadmaps etc., so features rarely get added to all versions at the same time. 

I'm just saying that people who voted on this thread and who also want it on mobile (which is likely all) might want to also vote on that thread so they're notified when it comes to mobile.
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I would like to chime in here with another request, rather than start a new thread I think it's related to this function. Could they perhaps look at adding the Reset (Shift-R) and Auto (Shift-A), as well as being able to apply a Preset, to the batch process.

There are many times I change my mind on how I edited some photos, usually working on a folder/album at a time, and being able to use 'select-all' then hit Shift-R, apply a Preset, then Shift-A would be really handy. Obviously this isn't intended as a final mass image adjustment, but it can give most images a very good starting point.

Also, using the menu item to copy and paste settings does not apply to all selected, only the 'active' image, I have to use the keyboard shortcuts for it to work (not really an issue if you prefer keyboard shortcuts, but it was confusing at first).

At the moment I'm using a rather convoluted method to work on a batch of images, especially as I've migrated over from Classic, and not working on freshly imported images, it involves a few steps to get where I need to be.
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Thank adobe to implement such a feature. 
I've understand I need to cmd-c cmd-v and finally succed.

But if I understand well there is no batch preset right now?
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You have to be FREAKING kidding me. No batch editing???????????? Do these developers ever USE the product? My work load just quintupled. 
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THIS. This is my biggest complaint about Lightroom CC vs Classic. Adobe, Please bring this to CC.
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Er, Chris, which bit? Paste to multiple is already in the CC desktop app.
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I just saw your previous comment about the feature being added to grid view, which I was unaware of because I've never tried to copy and paste settings while in grid view.

I want it in detail view, though, so I can copy and paste right after editing a photo without having to go back and forth between views.
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This is pretty much what I am experiencing here in this topic: Lightroom CC: "Grid view" vs "Film strip view" confusing UX
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There’s a secret shortcut that allows you to paste the settings to multiple selected photos in Detail view, but be careful if your Filmstrip is hidden, as you might not realize that multiple photos are selected. The secret shortcut is Ctrl-Shift-V (Windows) / Cmd-Shift-V (Mac).
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That works! Thank you Victoria! I wonder why this is hidden/secret? I just went through all the help/tutorial materials that Adobe has for Ligthroom CC online, and I can't find this mentioned anywhere. Thanks again,
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It's in my book. I don't think they publicized it because it has potential to bite people. 
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Thanks for that shortcut! That'll be a huge time saver.

I thought it was weird that pasting to multiple photos was hidden because I thought it was the default behavior for Lightroom Classic. I went back to Classic to test it, though, and discovered that it only pastes settings to one photo.

It was actually the Synchronize Settings feature I was thinking of that syncs settings across multiple photos. That's what's missing in Lightroom CC.
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> cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... > cmd/v ... >cmd/v ... etc... Oh, and you’ll have to wait about a half second between each image. Doesn’t seem like a big deal until you’re working with a few hundred at a time.

For any photographer who batch edits regularly, this is pretty frustrating. In the studio, I typically shoot 1 stop underexposed and batch correct that plus a few other adjustments in Lr Classic so I can get a sense of what my images look like. Batch editing I s something I really can’t do without but never thought to check to see if it was possible in Lr CC - it’s such a fundamental part of LR Classic, it seems a pretty safe assumption it would be possible in CC. .

I bought a 12.9 in iPad Pro last week thinking I could edit directly on images from anywhere. After playing around for a week and getting used to editing this way I’m psyched! It’s fast and fun! Then I uploaded a shoot only to discover that there is no batch editing because I can’s select multiple images and paste my adjustments. But I can paste them one at a time? What?

I can’t believe this thread was started a year ago and this issue has not been resolved. Can someone please tell me why Adobe can’t/won’t address this? Is it a hard thing to do? I’m genuinely curious.
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Hi Everyone, I came here from Google as this was the top search result when searching "sync settings lightroom cc".

I was able to figure out how to sync settings across multiple photos with one command (on the windows version of lightroom cc). If you have an entire sequence of photos (say a timelapse) and you want to edit them all with the same settings, just edit the first photo then select it and go to the photo menu and select "copy edit settings". then select all the other photos in the sequence and use the command ctrl+shift+v and it will copy the settings to all of the remaining photos. it took about a minute to copy to 255 photos.

hope this helps others who are looking for this feature.
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Thanks!

Now I'm looking for this feature in Lightroom mobile
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@Paul Mendes " thank you sir! that works!!"
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Paste settings across multiple selected images iPadOS/iOS.

One of the few remaining gaps between Lightroom on Desktop and iOS is the inability to batch process settings or ratings. Please prioritize to add this capability. The simplest solution would seem to be the ability to selectively paste settings and meta-data across a range of images.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature request : select photos for batch editing / batch edit.

Batch edit photos similar to classic ability