Paste Settings From Previous does not apply crop to all images

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Bug:  [Develop Settings] > [Paste Settings From Previous] does not apply crop to first of many images selected.

Steps to Reproduce:  Open catalog library folder with at least 3 images.  All images are same type (either .dng or .cr2).  Apply develop setting to image #1 in the set (crop, white balance, exposure, contrast).  Crtl Select both images #2 and #3 in the filmstrip.  Right-click menu > [Develop Settings] > [Paste Settings From Previous].

Expected outcome:  Images #2 and #3 should have same crop, white balance, exposure, contrast as image #1.

Actual outcome:  Images #2 and #3 have same white balance, exposure, contrast as image #1.  But only image #3 has crop applied.  Image #2 retains original crop.

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Arjun Haarith, Employee

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Hi Jeff

I am not able to reproduce the issue. Have you checked all the desired settings that you wish to copy (in the copy settings dialog box) ?
What is your system specifications, and Lightroom version ?

Thanks,
Arjun
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OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version    10.0.16299 Build 16299
Lightroom Classic CC 7.1

There is no dialogue box spawned when using the right-click context menu "Paste Settings from Previous".  If I first right-click on image #1 in the set and use "Develop Settings" > "Copy Settings..." it seems to default to select whatever settings I just applied to image #1.  So yes, "Crop" is selected in my scenario.  If I cancel that copy settings dialogue and continue with my normal workflow of selecting images #2 and #3 then using "Paste Settings from Previous" I get the same result.  All expected changes are applied to image #3 including crop.  While image #2 gets only the exposure, contrast and white balance settings applied.  Image #2 retains its original crop.
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Arjun Haarith, Employee

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Is this happening only for this particular set of images or on every other images also ?
If I cancel that copy settings dialogue and continue with my normal workflow 
So why are you cancelling the copy settings operation ?
Can you please share a video of the workflow you are performing ?
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This happens on all images.  It is not isolated to a specific set. 

I cancelled the copy setting operation because I was explicitly detailing how I worked through your steps.  Using the "Develop Settings" > "Copy Settings..." command is the only way to access the dialogue you referred to showing the settings that can be copied selectively.  It is not necessary to use that command nor ever see that dialogue box when I use my normal workflow.

Open Lightroom , go to a folder in your library, select an image, click "Develop", make adjustments (exposure, crop, etc), Ctrl select the next several image in the film strip to the right of the one you just adjusted, right-click on any of those newly selected images, select "Develop Settings" > "Paste Settings from Previous", settings are copied onto those multiple images without ever having used the "Copy Settings..." dialogue box.

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It appears that when you do Paste Settings From Previous with the most recently edited photo still most-selected, LR gets very confused.

I followed your most recent recipe on LR 7.1 / Windows and observed weird behavior:

1. Put five images in the Quick Collection (A, B, C, D, E).

2. In Library, go to the Quick Collection and select B.

3. Go to Develop and apply a very narrow and tall crop and Exposure = -4.

4. In the filmstrip, Ctrl-click C and D (so that B, C, and D are all selected).

5. Right-click D and do Develop Settings > Paste Settings From Previous.

6. Observe that neither the crop nor the exposure setting is pasted to C and D, and B's exposure is set to 0.


But when I reset all the photos' develop settings and then replace step 4 with this step:

4. In the filmstrip, click C and Ctrl-click D -- C is now shown in Develop and D is also selected.

then step 5 properly copies the crop and exposure setting from B to C and D.
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I observed the same behavior after resetting the images.  The failure to copy the crop setting only occurs on the first pass.  If I reset all the images and follow the exact same steps a second time all the settings including crop are applied as expected to all selected images.