That sounds very odd. Which settings are you trying to sync? Are both photos set to the same process version?
I am also seeing issues in 4.1 with Synchronize settings. I'll giove an example:
Select all images, change the white balance in most selected image, Click "Sync..." have only the "white balance" check box checked, click Synchronize biutton. All images in that folder appear to have synched, but looking more closely, some of the images did not get the white balance setting applied - this is really random also. Had the same issue trying to sync exposure across all images in a folder - 150ish images.
Never seen this in any version of LR prior to 4.1 - I have had them all since 1.2.
I am running Windows 7 x64 8GB on i7 920.
Hopefully Adobe are investigating this issue.
Hey Paul, what was the white balance setting on the source photo? If it's set to 'as shot', it'll sync 'as shot' rather than the numeric values.
Victoria, as I mentioned, I amended the source image's white balance - maybe I should have explained more clearly: I did this using a grey card in the first image of the set, so the source image's setting is a custom white balance with my specific temperature and tint applied. Also I should reiterate that the issue only effects certain random images from those selected. The same was also the case when I set an exposure value on the source image and synced this across all selected pics.
Update - I should also mention that I use process version 2012 on these images, and reiterate that this did not appear to happen in 4.0 or any earlier version - just in 4.1.
I haven't been able to reproduce this. Any pattern you can find to the photos that don't work?
Like I say, its completely random.
Victoria, I thought you had a Mac? It could be an issue with the windows 64bit version perhaps?
I started this thread with the problems you are outlining. I finally reinstalled LR 4.1. That fixed the syncing problem - quite straight forward and it may solve your issues
Further, however, I have had continuing extreme slow down and freeze up problems that I have not had with any other LR version. The reinstall didn't fix these. You allude to windows 64 bit, which I run, (Win 7) and have read there were mutlithreading problems in a previous version of LR. This may be my problem.
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.60 GHZ
16 GB ram 6 cores
Win 7 64 bit
Bob, Strangely, I have not had a repeat of my earlier issues tonight.
This is a very strange phenomena!
I have the same problem with my win7 / x64 installation. seems that the exposure settings are only pasted for the pictures which can be seen on the screen, not the whole set of pictures marked in the folder (in a folder with >400 images).
I'm experiencing the same thing after updating from 4.0 to 4.1 on OS X (Mac). I've never had issues syncing before but now, when I select two images (or multiple) and hit the 'sync' button *nothing* happens. Even if I check all boxes, absolutely nothing syncs over. Auto-Sync also seems to be busted for me as well.
Side-note, I just tried it about 12 times (and it never worked), I went to record a video using TechSmith SnagIt so I could show the issue, and on the first try while recording it showed the icons on the timline at the bottom as though the sync worked, but when I view the image history and go back to the import version, then back to the sync version, there are absolutely 0 changes. This is definitely broken in 4.1 and it looks like I'm going to have to roll back to 4.0.
I started this thread with the problem exactly as you described. In a previous post I noted that I reinstalled 4.1 and everything worked fine. FOR A WHILE. I am having the same syncing problems again. I have reinstalled 2x and the sync was fine for a while but for some unknown reason stops working.
Since my experience (in reply 2) this issue appears to have gone away. Looking back at the issue I strongly believe that it occurred when my PC was being hammered by other apps and so low on system resources. Wondering if anyone else would consider this amongst their experience of the issue?
All I had running was LightRoom and never had this issue on this machine with 3.X or 4.0.
I'm going to add mine to the list. Mac OS 10.6, Lightroom 4.1. I closed everything but LR, emptied my cache, and it still wouldn't do it (good suggestion though Paul/PJA Media).
I am editing images that are on a hard drive that isn't internal, not sure if that is helpful. This is the first time this has happened.