Camera Raw: Local Adjustments are not Synched

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Activating "Local Adjustments" in Sync function of Camera Raw has no effect. I tried only with Ellipse, effect options "Outside".

Latest CR by 2018-05-14 (Monday).


Appreciate any help, have to sync 50 images. Don't want to copy & paste this manually.



Cheers, Roland
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I can confirm this behavior with ACR 10.3. The Radial Filter settings are not being transferred to the other image files when using 'Sync Settings. The Radial Filter outline and pin are are transferred and show the synched filter control settings, but they are not visible in the actual loupe preview or opened image files. Disabling 'GPU Support' does not fix the issue.
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I cannot reproduce the problem. Can you let me know how the steps you are doing differ from mine...

1. Open more than one raw file in the Camera Raw dialog by using File > Open in Photoshop.
2. Use the radial gradient tool to add a radial gradient adjustment to the first photo in the filmstrip (ex: exposure -5.0 for a very obvious visual change for test purposes).
3. Select all the photos in the filmstrip.
4. Ensure that the first photo (the one with the radial adjustment) is the primary photo (shown in the main view).
5. From the filmstrip fly-out menu select Sync Settings...
6. Select either the "Everything" or the "Local Adjustments" subset. (Or the custom subset as shown in the screenshot)
7. Click OK in the Sync Synchronize dialog.

When I do this the radial gradient added to the first photo in step 2 is copied the rest of the selected photos; I see the thumbnails in the filmstrip redraw with the radial, and when I select those photos, the radial adjustment is also visible in the main image render.

This was originally reported for 10.3; if you have not yet tired in 10.4 please do so.

Thanks,
David
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David, it looks like ACR 10.4 fixed the original local adjustments sync problem. Unfortunately on my Windows 7 system a new bug has appeared with ACR 10.4 concerning selection of the local adjustment tool pin. When the mouse cursor is placed over any  local adjustment pins (Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter) it cannot be selected. After much trial and error I discovered it can be selected if the cursor is positioned in a very small area near the top-left outer circumference of the ring. It's roughly the Red area in the screenshot below. I updated the graphics drivers to the latest version 377.83 on the Nvidia site for my Quadro 600 graphics card with no change. Unchecking 'Use Graphics Processor' in Camera Raw Preferences fixes the issue.

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Thanks for letting us know Todd.

For the other problem on Windows 7, how are the UI scaling preferences set in Windows and, if applicable, in the host application?

Also, how many displays are you using? If more than one is the UI scale different on different displays and is the bug better or worse one one than on others?

-David
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Control Panel> Display setting is 'Medium - 125%' and only a single 2560x1440 display.
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I've logged a bug for the engineering team to investigate
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Thanks Jeff!
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I could figure out a workaround:

1. Do a Sync for all loaded images like shown in my screenshot above.
2. Click [Done]
3. Back to Bridge, you'll see all raw images with the changes applied, also local adjustments.
4. Open then all again, now you may export to jpg, tiff, whatever, and the local adjustments will now be applied to exported files.

But at initial attempt, nothing happens. Local adjustments also missing on exported files. It is necessary to do the workaround as described.

Cheers,
Roland