ACR, Bridge, Lightroom: Process Version Changing in Batch zeroes out other settings

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Bug: If you have a catalog of images that you previously applied adjustments to under another Process Version, updating the process version of an image via [syncing (lightroom) or pasting settings (bridge) or applied as a preset (camera raw)] zeroes out adjustments, brush and global.

Expected Behaviour: that it would interpolate the old settings into the 2012 adjustments, and Camera Raw indeed does this if you select it from the dropdown, or by clicking the exclamation point.

Note:The second part of this bug is that if you paste/sync process variation and have your settings and brush adjustments deleted, going back to the older process magically recovers them, and deletes your newer adjustments.

I consider this a huge bug that casts doubt regarding the longevity and archival sustainability of the DNG format's maintenance by Adobe, especially for those of us who maintain larger archives that are accessed by multiple people who will not notice an aesthetic change to imagery that they might not have produced. Just wanted to let everyone know and hope that Adobe gets to it.
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Posted 6 years ago

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JULIA NEAL

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OMG, it's a BUG? I thought it was me working too late as usual. Thanks for the post.
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derin.korman

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unless that is sarcasm, might help get it noticed if you hit the +1 button underneath my post, so to get adobe interested
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JULIA NEAL

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uh? why would it be sarcasm? I'm new to the forum, didn't notice the + button. Consider it hit.
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derin.korman

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Sorry, Adobe forums can get really weird with people calling bugs features and the like, so I can never know. Thanks!
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john beardsworth

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You probably need to check what you've done or describe it more precisely. I've tried to repeat it - synchronized the process version of a set of images with earlier PVs and it doesn't zero out adjustments, brush and global. Sure that other boxes weren't ticked?
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It has been corroborated with other users across systems, both Windows and OSX, I wouldn't have submitted it so determinedly otherwise.

here is the shortest path to disaster, though there are many other ways of doing it in bridge and lightroom

-open an image in camera raw
-set it to Process Version 2012 (if it already isn't)
-hit the little arrow for the menu > save settings > only check process version, name it something
-set your image back to Process Version 2010
-make some crazy adjustment that you cant miss, like exposure +3
-hit the little arrow for the menu > apply preset > choose your preset
-voila, your +3 exposure adjustment is erased

-If, however, you hit the exclamation mark or go and change to 2012 at the process version tab, it will interpret the results for 2012 adjustment parameters.