This is probably a dum question but ...
Grid view select multiple pictures (ctrl-a or multiple ctrl-click or shift-clich etc) - and then change develop settings, add keywords etc
I can select multiple pictures, but when I do changes (develop settings, adding keywords etc) then these changes only applies to the most selected and not to the selection of pictures - pretty anoying.
How do I get these change to hit all the selected pictures?
OK, in library mode - I found it - but was unchecked.
So there is a basic thing that I simply don't get.
Let say I want to do ...
Select a bunch of pictures, add a keyword to all the selected - how do I do this?
Select a bunch of pictures, adjust develop settings like exposure, highlight - and wan't these setting to apply to all pictures at the same time (just like the ACR raw converter) - how do I do this?
A) Select the desired photos, go to the Keyword List panel and check the box to the left of the desired keyword; OR Select the desired photos, then type the keyword into the box in the Keywording panel; OR (there are probably several other ways to do this). Make sure that Metadata > Show Metadata for Target Photo Only is UNCHECKED
B) In the Library Module grid, select the desired photos. Press D to go to the develop mode for the "most selected photo" and make your changes. Then go back to the Grid (press G) and then click on Sync Settings. OR starting the develop module, select the desired photos in the filmstrip. Make the changes to one photo, then click on Sync...
OK, this help. For the develop settings, it's the Sync mechanism (explicit invoked) the have slipped me.
I'm in a transition phase going from many years with Bridge and the ACR raw converter and to Lightroom. The rawconverter is exactly the same - complely flat learning curve. The Ligtroom interface take a bit getting used to.
dj_paige, thank for your help.
Changes made using the Quick Develop tools in Library, affect all images higlighted in Grid view - but I think, not if you are currently viewing one of these in Loupe - I can't check just now. Such changes make relative alterations to the previous settings of those images.
Changes made in Develop when you have AutoSync toggled on (in the lower right corner) affect any other highlighted images as well as the most highlighted image. By contrast with Quick Develop such changes are absolute, and simply overwrite previous settings for those other images.
Keywords and other text metadata entry, can be applied across many images (for example, with the keyword "spraycan") but if I remember correctly, applying metadata works like Quick Develop, in that Library / Loupe view operates in single-image mode, Library / Grid view in multi-image mode. The filmstrip is not quite the same thing as Grid, in other words.
It's actually this Auto Sync that I've been looking for. Could work for me toggling this on and off while change develop setting for one or more selected pictures as I go through a filmstrip. I'll look into this. Sound like the thing for me.
You can leave AutoSync on safely, while you work on single highlighted images, and it will come into play again when you select more than one. But you do need to be aware that there is the real and ever-present possibility of making unintended changes across a large number of images, if you momentarily forget that it is active.
Utility plugins exist to roll a highlighted set the right number of steps back in their individual History, and undo the damage, but it is far better if this situation does not arise.
AutoSync is a great feature IMO, but this risk of unwanted wider impact is something to always bear in mind.
A number of people agreed in a thread some time back: it might be a good idea for Adobe to build in some more prominent visual warning, or confirmation, for AutoSync's activity than we currently see.
Yes, having Auto Sync on unintended can lead to unintended change in deevelop settings. Possible toggle it on-off as I work through a film strip.
Have just experimented a bit with this Auto Sync and it seems to work quite logically.
A typical way that I work through a set of pictures is
- selct all and set the develop settings that is common to all pictures, eg lens correction
- start from an end and select one picture or more if they for example have about the same need for lifting shadows and lowering¨
here i would select the set, have Auto Sync on, and adjust shadows and highlight, perhaps switch Auto Sync back off
- go to the next picture(s) etc etc
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