long overdue Lightroom modifications: Previous settings option to not include Crop and Local Edits. Also, Local Edits icon...

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When editing a quantity of images, it is common to use "Previous" image settings on subsequent images. It would be nice if there were options to not include previous image Crop, and it would be nice if there were an icon that indicated what images had Local Edits done with Tool Box tools... it is too easy to accidentally apply Local Edits inadvertently when using Previous settings. If you accidentally apply say a clone stamp local edit you might not catch it easily until you've applied it to many images. So an icon (in the same way the plus/minus, and Crop square icons show up on edited images) would be helpful is visually indicating that Local Edits have been made. Sometimes it is nice to just use Previous and not Copy and Paste settings, so if you could have a preference to not include both Crop, and Local Edits when using Previous it would be great....
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Yes. I'd like Alt/Opt plus the Previous button to launch the Copy Settings dialog, allowing you to choose which settings to use. As you work through images, you would Alt/Opt plus Previous each time, or Alt/Option+Shift+Previous would apply the previously-selected adjustments.

In a way there's a general problem with the whole Copy Settings and Paste Settings routine as it forces you to decide the settings at what is usually the wrong time - ie when you are copying. Look at other programs and it's when you Paste Special that you decide which characteristics to apply.