Lightroom mobile: Ability to sync adjustments to multiple photos at once

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I think LRM is great and use it to cull and edit all of my photos. As I import into LR (desktop) from my memory card, I add the photos to a new collection that is synced to LRM. I can do 80 - 90% of my editing on my iPad Pro 12.9 inch with Apple pencil. I do review all photos later on my desktop to ensure everything looks good before I print, export or publish. As I said, I am very happy with LRM but would really like to see the ability to sync adjustments to multiple photos at once. It would reduce the time required on my desktop and make mobile editing more efficient.
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Denny Riffert

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James Hardwick

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This is almost a deal breaker for me on mobile. I sometimes want to apply the same settings to *hundreds* of raw photos at once when making timelapses from my DSLR. This is easy to do from Lightroom for Desktop. Doesn't seem possible for Lightroom for iOS, although from a UX perspective it'd be super easy. 

There is already the option to "Select a range" when importing photos into Lightroom. Please give us the same ability, but then to apply our settings to the selected range!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Copy and apply image settings / adjustments to a selection of images at one time....

Can we please get the abitly to copy and apply settings/ adjustments ( your grade) from one image to a selection of multiple image selected in the thumbnail view.
- much the same as delete or move images function works.

Doing it one by one is killing me! especially when I’ve got 200 images to do it to.

And then maybe get user presets to be able to be saved as well , so we can pick from out personal saved ones and copy and apply to say a whole set of newly added images.
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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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It's good to hear from you again, Steve. Great idea! I've merged your request with this thread to consolidate votes.
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brett.jr.alton

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Can we update this ticket to not say "implemented"? It's not currently implemented on iOS making for a very frustrating professional experience.
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TPJ

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This isnt even an idea. Its a basic essential which exists in Lightroom classic. The fact we get face detection before this basic essential feature shows again and again that Adobe development has their priorities in the wrong order for their paying customers
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carlos.g.benjamin

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Absolutely. If another app on iOS does this I’d like to know so I could switch. It’s a fundamental function in this age.
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Luca Marchini

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Please mark it as "under consideration" and give us hope!
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Allyne Armitage

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I agree, it is insane to think that a photographer, not to mention one with clients and hundreds to thousands of photos to work through would be expected to copy previous settings to the next one by one. Adobe give us something! This is what made Lightroom valuable to me!
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Syukri Zulkipli

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Yes please, please add a feature to do edits on multiple selected photos! I would like to add tags on a lot of photos at once, but can't at the moment. It would make my workflow faster if we could tag multiple photos at once.
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Lieven N. Hüntemann

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Pls add the function to sync edits.. LR mobile is great on the iPad but it makes no sense to use it without that feature
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Luca Marchini

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How can it be that there is not more votes to this idea?..having to copy the settings and to paste them one by one to all the photos of the same group is so time consuming...
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Nicholas Chong

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Yes Adobe! Please add this feature. It made me return my iPad Pro just because this feature is a dealbreaker for me right now. Editing thousands of photos without the ability to sync settings is a bummer. It’s really close to replacing desktop Lightroom for me.
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Lars Steenhoff

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I'm a little bit worried that after two years there is still no news if this is planned or not?

I hope they are working on it because technically is really simple. but it would save me from going to the desktop with I have to do right now. 
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Still not available for iOS it seems. The May release has tutorials, training, a new Texture brush (nice!), and Group Albums where you can set permissions to access. All good stuff, but no paste to multiple photos it seems.
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Thomas Nash

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Actually the tutorials and inspirations, the main new features are totally unnecessary and superfluous. Textures is nice, but the workflow should be the priority and seems the project managers simply don’t get it. And why would one prioritize Android tablets? Is that where Adobe sees the future. No serious photographer would. I have been a long fan of Adobe and have a full subscription but I am getting fed up at the lack of progress in making the mobile app useful, and dealing with the integration mess they made with CC and Classic. How come no 2 screen capability in desktop LR CC, no printing. Why am I forced to use two barely compatible approaches? This was understandable a year ago at the beginning of an apparent transition to CC, but the problems simply are not getting fixed. I could rant on, but it seems that the people who control my future with Adobe are bean counting marketing people, who can’t actually count beans, and not the real photography experts that created PS and LR. Grump.
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Lars Steenhoff

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3 months after Android got the update, silence on IOS .... 
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James Alton

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This has not been implemented in iOS as of Sept 9, 2019. You can select multiple images to export or move, but not "Paste Settings..." to. You have to do it one photo at a time go to the next photo, clicking '...' (but only if you're on the edit settings dialogue, otherwise this menu won't show up (bad UX)), click 'Paste Settings...', then repeat to the next one, again and again and again, for hundreds of photos.

This is beyond frustrating as I have invested in Lightroom CC across my devices, from software to hardware to peripherals, and this completely destroys the experience for me.
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Daniel Lee

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This has been marked as implemented but it is not actually implemented, this is a critical workflow feature and it’s a joke that it’s not there and wasn’t there since day 1. Out of all the complex features Lightroom has this is a rather simple one that would be easy to put in.
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This feature is now available for iOS in Version 5.0, released yesterday. 
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James Alton

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Wahoo! Thank you so much. While I found the UX a bit awkward (having to copy settings /before/ pasting, not being able to select a first photo and then paste the settings from that photo to the rest of the group, like Lightroom Classic does), I do appreciate having it in the app now!
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Mikkel René Andersen

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Thank you, thank you, the usability of Lightroom on iPad was just multiplied by a lot! (For me anyways) thanks!
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Luca Marchini

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Great Job! Keep on developing! This app is great!