Lightroom: Fine Tune Photo time, for multiple cameras in a single catalog.

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I often manage a group of photographes at the same event. It would be great if lightroom (and/or bridge) had the ability to adjust photo times to the second and in batchmode, right now it has time zone adjustment and individual photo adjustment.

For example you are sorting photos by time from multiple photographers, and you want to put all the fireworks for instance in actual chronological order regardless of the photographer/camera used. It would be great to choose one photo, have it sync shot time (offset ability, within the sync, would also be also great) with another photo from another camera (or attribute) and select this photo only or entire sequence (from camera or attribute).

It could be an additional metadata attribute, if this helps the programming.

Please adivse if you like this idea, I could really use it by July 26th. Managing 12 photographers at a week long shoot.
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Hi Bruce, did you realise the 'adjust to a specified date and time' option will adjust all selected photos by the same incremental adjustment? So although you can't select another photo to take the time from, you can very easily check the time on the reference photo and use that to apply to the other cameras.

There are more details here if it helps: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/downloa...
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Yes but when you are coordinating 100's (1000's) of photos this is impractical to do one by one. This element needs to be enhanced to batch and pick a picture to sync mode with a preferable a adjustment factor.
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That's my point Bruce. You don't have to do it one by one. Select all of the photos from the same camera, find one that you know the time for and make that the active photo and set the time of the active photo - all of the other selected photos will be adjusted by the same increment. Repeat for any other cameras.
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As I discovered before, I selected three photos, adjusted the time in the first (active). The time adjusted for the one, and the other two were not adjusted at all.
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Are you in Grid view when you're doing this? Another view (i.e. Loupe) could potentially explain the behaviour you're seeing.
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I was doing in Library - Loupe View, in Grid view it works. If nothing else this discrepency between grid and loupe view should be deleted.

Selecting all by a attribute and syncing (with offset) to a photoselected would be a vast improvement. Heck for multiple camera's used if it remembered the correction and allowed you to simply click to adjust you would have a winner.
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Victoria,

Thank you