Lightroom: Open multiple files in LR4 from the Develop module

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Being able to open multiple files from the develop module would be very nice. I cant tell you how many times this annoys me.
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Ethan Tweedie

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Rob Cole

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Lr4 already has these multi-file develop adjustment capabilities:

* For absolute adjustment of multiple photos - AutoSync in Develop module.
* For relative adjustment of "most" settings by coarse amounts - Quick Develop in Library module (grid mode).
* For relative adjustment of "all" settings by any amounts - Cookmarks.

What is it that you want to do, but can't do now, or want to do differently...?

Rob
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What does "open" mean in this context?
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Ethan Tweedie

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For example, I often open multiple files of different exposures to process in CS6, I will highlight the multiple files and hit command E and if I am in develop module only the first of the several selected will open.
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You mean "edit in photoshop", correct?

You can do that, however not via a keyboard shortcut: Open the context menu on one of the selected photos in the filmstrip and from there choose "edit in PS...". Then, all selected photos are opened in photoshop.

P.S. Note: Opening the context menu on an empty space in filmstrip will only open the active photo. Opening the context menu on a non-selected photo will only open that particular photo.
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Not true. I selected two pictures in the develop module, clicked photo, edit in CS6 and it only opens one of the images. The only way to open multiple files is via the library module.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you selecting the images and right-clicking on them in the filmstrip at the bottom? I just tried it and it worked for me.
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Ethan Tweedie

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That works. So why doesn't Adobe allow a command E or via the menu??
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I believe it's because the main application menu command contextual to what's in the main window.
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Ethan Tweedie

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Well my point of all this was to make a suggestion to Adobe to add that feature, thanks for the workaround.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sure. Suggestion taken. I was just answering your question and providing potential alternatives. :)