individual settings for 'previous button'

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I love the Previous button in Lightroom a lot and I also use it a lot. Though there is one thing I'm not a fan of; when using it, it literally copies all the settings of your previous photo. I cannot prevent it from some settings I already adjusted.  

It would be great if I for example could switch out:
- Noise reduction information (especially when using huge differences in ISO settings, like 200 ISO and 6400 ISO)
- Crop settings of previous photo
- Adjustment brush settings

I.e. It would be great if the Previous button could get a similar option as the 'Copy Settings' menu that pops up. In that settings menu, I can choose exactly which settings it want to copy and which adjustments I want to leave in-touched.

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Hans Vos

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ABHISHEK KUMAR, Employee

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@Hans, but every time showing the settings dialog would defeat the purpose of quickly applying the edits of previous selected image. For that Copy and Paste settings option is already there.
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john beardsworth

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The trouble is, you often want to quickly apply the previous image's edits but exclude one or two. For example, all the previous image's Basic and HSL adjustments may be ideal for a quick copy, but you might not want to overwrite a crop that have applied to the current one. Currently you are forced to go back to the first image and Copy, then return to the current image and paste - which is more clicks, and a zig-zag workflow.

So yes, it would be good to have a Modifier+Previous method which launches the settings dialog. Other programs also have a Paste Special method - LR is pretty unusual in making you select the properties at the Copy stage rather than when you paste.
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ABHISHEK KUMAR, Employee

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@John and Hans. Thanks for the suggestion. We will discuss on this with the team. May be, we can add custom Previous(to show settings dialog), in addition to the existing normal Previous.
It makes sense that multiple images taken under similar conditions may need different crop settings.
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Marcin Zieliński

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That would be great upgrade. Previous is very helpful - it needs just one click, but copy informations about crop, red eyes etc. what is bad.