Lightroom Classic: Need Undo in Library Edit

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Did not notice I had 90 diverse images selected.  Made edit to one and clicked sync and all 90 were changed.  NEED AN UNDO FOR THIS!
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keskasay

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Posted 5 months ago

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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[CTRL/CMD] + [Z ] if you haven't done too much since. If you've done a lot of work since or closed and reopened Lightroom, you won't be able to simply undo. 

There was talk at one time about a plugin that would step every image back one step in History but I don't know if anyone ever developed it. You may have to manually go through and step back the History panel on each. 
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Jack Nilles

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Another option, if you keep regular backups, would be to go back to the most recent backup of the LR catalog before the incident. That might be a little faster than undoing each of 89 unwanted edits.
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David Converse

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This is another example of the poorly designed Lightroom UI. It can be difficult to tell if multiple files are selected and select/deselect depends on where you click on a thumbnail. This really needs to be fixed.
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David, if you were making a feature request for a more obvious way to tell what is selected, what would you recommend? Do you have a feature request active? If so, can you provide the link?  I would be happy to add a vote to prevent someone from doing something bad to many photos at once. 
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Jack Nilles

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I have made keskasay's mistake myself more than once. Usually, but not always, I managed to CMD-Z it before all the damage occurred. I should think it would be a simple matter to pop up a warning like: "Do you really want to change all <the number of selected photos> selections?" I'll vote for that.
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keskasay

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It's a programming exercise to simply undo the last command. But a warning would've sufficed in this case where I was distracted.