Lightroom: Relative Option for AutoSync (Quick Develop for All Adjustments)

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There is AutoSync to adjust all photos to the same absolute values, but I rarely use it - I generally prefer to use manual sync for that.

I wrote DevAdjust to support relative adjustment presets, but I only use relative adjustment *presets* occasionally.

What I *would* use a lot is an AutoSync mode that supports relative adjustment, instead of absolute. Its far more common for me to want to make *relative* adjustments in bulk - and *not* via preset, although that would be nice too.

Another way of putting it: "Quick Develop" for all adjustments (in the Develop module)
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Rob Cole

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I agree that we need more relative adjustments, but this could be done by simply expanding the controls available in Quick Develop rather than further complicating the Develop Module. I can't even imagine the number of support requests that will arise from people that get confused when they can't make absolute adjustments because they've accidently gone into relative mode in Develop. I love the distinction between Quick Develop and Develop.
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The implementation manner is not the point of this FR - its the capability I want - perhaps I've gone too far into implementation instead of just sticking to the function of the feature.

It could be done in such a way that present users wouldn't even know its there, if they didn't read about it in the manual, or get the tip from a book or online... The only problem with expanding the existing quick develop, is then one would have to switch back and forth between modules even more in order to use it. Personally, I'd like to see quick develop and slow develop integrated and available all the time, but that's getting off topic...