Lightroom SDK: Ability to apply snapshots programmatically.

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methods to apply snapshots would be appreciated.

as it stands, we can create them, but then there is no way for a plugin to do anything with them, The user can apply them to individual photos, one by one, but it would be great for a plugin to be able to apply them programmatically.

For example, a plugin could save settings as a snapshot, then the user or plugin could do this that or the other thing, then the plugin could restore settings via the snapshot...

PS - if develop settings were complete, e.g. including orientation, crop, and tone-curve-enable, then plugin could save settings in it's own format (e.g. serialized lua). That would allow plugins to accomplish the same thing, via "plugin-based" snapshots...
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This was almost implemented in Lr5 SDK, however it only works if Lr is in the Develop module, and since there's no good way (short of keyboard stuffing) to assure Lr is in the develop module, it's usefulness is "limited" to say the least.