Lightroom 2015.8: Reference View: Please enable context menu on reference image

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Currently Reference View only shows an image and that's all. It's limiting.
It would be great if we could right click on the reference view image and get usual context menu to at least copy develop settings from reference and paste to developed image.
This will allow us to use following workflow: lock reference image, then go thru other images, copying settings from reference image and pasting and then adjusting them.
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Alexander

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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You can already do that if you simply copy the settings from the reference image before you go into reference view...
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Once in the reference view, you can also make the reference image the most selected photo (active photo), make changes if necessary and copy its settings from there.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Another workaround, once in the reference image view, mouse hovering over its thumbnail in the filmstrip, do a copy settings from the contextual menu.
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Alexander

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Yes, you can use all this workarounds.
But it's just uncomfortable and slows the whole process.
What if there are a lot of images between reference and developed images?
You will have to scroll here and there all the time.
And with this logic - what's the point in Reference View at all?
You can always switch to Library and use Compare View.
In my opinion the whole point in Reference View is to make comparison faster, and it would make things even better if we could access reference image parameters from context menu as for usual image.
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