Lightroom Classic 7.3: "Sync Develop Settings" function doesn't sync new profiles

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In Develop module, when several photos are selected, it is possible to Sync develop settings, and "Calibration" group was syncing camera profile settings until 7.3. With the new Camera profiles in 7.3, it is no longer possible to sync camera profiles between photos. Copy-paste develop settings also doesn't work (only "Paste settings from previous" could be used to copy camera profile settings, but this will copy all setings what is not desirable.
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You need to check the Treatment & Profile box top left to sync the profile now. It's been separated out from the old Calibration settings.
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Romualdas Budriūnas

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OK, got it :-)
This important change wasn't mentioned in the release announcement.
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Steve Barker

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That didn't work for me, Victoria. I just imported 42 photos using my old import preset which set the profile to Camera Standard (Canon), but this time I was using an Olympus so it said the Camera Standard profile is missing.

Changed the first photo's profile to Adobe Landscape instead of Camera Standard. Sync'd the other 42 making sure Treatment & Profile box was checked. All the other photos still have Camera Standard as the profile. I can easily change 42 photos manually (and then fix my Import preset) but if someone were to make my mistake on thousands of photos being imported, that would be frustrating!!

Tried it also just with 2 photos (the correct one and one to be corrected).

Also tried "Copy/Paste" and "Previous". All other settings copied OK but not camera profile.

EDIT: Manually went to second photo and changed Camera Standard to Adobe Landscape. Then went back to another photo and came back to the changed one and it still says Camera Standard!! So I can't even change it manually one at a time.

EDIT 2: After I tried all this, I renamed the old import folder to something else and tried to re-import the photos from the card. It hung on import and didn't even re-create the import folder. I cancelled that job and tried to quit Lightroom. It hung and Activity Monitor said it was using well over 100% of CPU. Eventually forced quit. Restarted Lightroom, deleted old import folder completely (including all the photos in it), updated Import preset to use Adobe Landscape instead of Camera Standard, and re-imported photos using updated Import preset. Everything went great. I suspect that, because I was importing Olympus files (RAW), but my import preset had a Canon default profile, something got corrupted and then nothing would work.
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Almost the same here. Applied some preset with "Camera Flat" Profile, wich didn't exist in my old camera and it broke everything. 

All the images got a "Profile Missing" warning and I can't find a way to change profile back in all pics at once.

Already tried:
- manual sync
- auto sync
- creating a new profile and applying it.

no success.

Apparently it works if I go through all of them, manually changing profile, but it definitely sucks to have things broken this way in a paid software.


EDIT: Images seem to change after Auto Sync although profile name remain unchanged and "Profile Missing" warning is still there.
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I am having the same issue as above.  Even if checking "Treatment & Profile" to sync across, it WILL NOT sync the Profile.  I can only go in manually on EACH image to change.  Only workaround I have is, I have to reset the image totally, then apply my preset that has that particular profile in it.

**This is particular to my custom calibrations I have made.  They exist, I am able to find them, but when I go to sync, it won't sync.  The only way I can make it work is when the image is imported with the preset that has that calibration/profile set.

Seriously, this cannot be right.  It's driving me crazy.  I can't go through 3000 wedding images and change the profile individually.
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Amy, if you are able to re-import your 3000 photos, this is what worked for me:

1. I deleted all existing photos.

2. I set my default profile to an "unbroken" camera profile such as Adobe Standard.

3. I re-imported my photos with the new default camera profile.

4. After importing all 3000 photos with Adobe Standard, maybe you can then sync your custom calibration across all 3000 photos. I'd suggest trying this with just a few photos first to see if it works.

I know this is a pain but it's still better than trying to manually change 3000 photos.

I agree that this is crazy.
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Steve, thanks so much!  I figured out when I was typing this, it looks specific to my calibrations I created...like you said, an "unbroken" profile (like Adobe XYZ) syncs just fine.

My issue comes when I import my client's images, and she's got 2 cameras with 2 custom calibrations I had made her...so once it imports with my preset that has the 5DM4 calibration, I can't then go to the 5DM3 images and apply a 2nd preset I usually do that adjusts a few things and changes the custom calibration profile, because it just won't sync it.  Grr! 

BUT you gave me an idea.  Instead of deleting, I instead reset all the 5DM3 images in Library, and then bulk applied that 2nd preset w/ the correct calibration on just those images.  So finally, after futzing I figured out a quick way to fix things.

From now on, I have to decide if a) I just import with NO preset, then apply presets after the import, b) reset the other images after import & bulk apply the proper preset, or c) do a new preset that applies NO calibration profile, and do separate "profile only" presets which will apply it.  Either way, I guess ONE good change is, with the profile listed RIGHT at the top of the develop panel, I can see immediately if I've remembered to change the profiles.  I do a number of other little tweaks after I import (adjustments for certain lenses, etc.) so I guess it's just another step I have to do.  SIGH. 

Thanks again for your ideas!
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Steve Barker

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Latest Lightroom update 7.3.1 released today (April 24 2018) has probably fixed this, based on a quick look at the release notes. I haven't had a chance to test this and probably won't until the weekend, but I would suggest updating.
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Steve thank you thank you!  How funny, if this fixes this exact issue I just ran into, how wonderful is that?  I just opened up Creative cloud, and sure enough, see the update available.  Thank you again for your help, it's very much appreciated!
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Latest Lightroom update 7.3.1 released today (April 24 2018) has probably fixed this, based on a quick look at the release notes. I haven't had a chance to test this and probably won't until the weekend, but I would suggest updating.