7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2012 9:25 PM by Steverock58

    Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6

    Steverock58

      I previously raised this issue with CS6 Beta and ACR7.0.  The issue hasn't been fixed, but I have found a work-around.

       

      The Issue was that when I open a whole batch of images to create their XMP Recipe files, the synchronsiation of the adjusted settings to all selected files was not occurring.  This is still the case with ACR7.1.  When I select multiple files within ACR and start changing sliders, these changes are only applied to the first file which appears in the preview panel.  In previous versions of ACR in CS5, simply selecting multiple files and adjusting settings automatically applied those changes to all files selected (except for Local Adjustments like the Gradient tool).

       

      Now, I've found that if I select all these files in ACR 7.1 and click on Default, they will all synchronise to default.  Then I can start moving the sliders again and these changes will then synchronise to all files selected.

       

      Why the change?  Surely if I have multiple files selected and then adjust a slider, I mean to have those changes applied to all the selected files?  Why do I have to change them all to default and then start making changes? 

       

      I edit in particular ways that means that I might be trying to synchronise different groups of files to different settings.  For instance I might be editing the sharpness of all files with a particular camera/lens combo, and then be editing the noise for certain ISO settings/camera combos.  I might be vignetting poarticular shots taken indoors without flash, and then some taken indoors with flash.

       

      I can't do my editing thios way now, becaue I have to return then to default first, to get ACR to let me synchronise them again.  This is a pain and is making my wedding editing take longer and longer....

       

      The first tiome I raised this issue, Jeff helpfully referred it as a bug to Adobe.  Hopefully they fix this, or I'll have to go back to CS5 to do my editing.

        • 1. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
          b2martin_a Level 2

          Thanks for the input, tha'st the way I work also.  I am converting a large number of images from PV2010 to PV2012 and like to switch between the two to see if the image is improved with PV2012.  I could do this with ACR 7.0 by clicking on 'Image Settings" for PV2010 since the xmp file used that process and clicking on "Custom Settings" to see the PV2012 I was adjusting.  When I switched to ACR 7.1 Release Candidate this did not work - it switched back to PV2010 when I selected "Image Settings", but if I tried to switch back to PV2012 "Custom Settings" was already checked, but the settings were PV2010 settings and identified as custom settings - my PV2012 adjustments were gone.  I reported this, but when ACR 7.1 was released the problem was not corrected. 

           

          I found with ACR 7.1 that if I changed from the "Basic Panel" to any other panel before I selected "Image Settings" for the first time it worked and I could then switch back to the Basic Panel for that image and it worked correctly - just like ACR 7.0.  I don't know if this would help you or not. 

           

          You might consider making your default ASA specific and generating a default for every ASA your camera can select with noise and sharpening already in the default.  If you do this, when you open the RAW file for the first time it will automatically select the correct default based on the ASA for that image.  I do this for my D700 and it saves a lot ot time.  The D700 has 41 ASA values it can select when in Auto ASA.  I have a folder with 41 images (one at each ASA) and I set the default for each image with the sharpening and noise adjustments I want for that ASA and click Done to generate XMP files.  I then select all images in ACR and select each one at a time and click to save a new Default.  You can also make it serial number specific if you have more that one of the same model camera - you just need a set of images with each camera to set defaults for all cameras.   

          • 2. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
            Steverock58 Level 1

            Thanks for your input on this.  The problems I'm having are related to the Basic Settings Tab too, but no with swapping back and forward between 2010 and 2012.  Maybe they want everyone to move to Lightroom to do their RAW editing, but it worked fine doing in Bridge until this new CS6.  It's a bit frustrating.

            • 3. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
              b2martin_a Level 2

              Maybe you should change back to ACR 7.0 unless you need ACR 7.1 for some reason, and maybe it will be corrected for ACR 7.2.  I have changed back to ACR 7.0 and I can make changes to one image and then select all or any images I want and synchronize them without problems while in the Basic Panel.  I think this is just an ACR 7.1 issue. 

              • 4. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
                AnnShelbourne Level 2

                Perhaps using the Select All and Synchronize button (with selected functions) would solve your problem?

                • 5. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
                  Steverock58 Level 1

                  No, it doesn't unfortunately.

                  • 6. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
                    AnnShelbourne Level 2

                    This may be OS related because I do not have this problem: the ACR sliders in multiple file mode work exactly as they have always done.

                     

                    I am using Bridge CS 6 / ACR 7.1 on a MacPro running OSX 10.6.8.

                     

                    Try re-setting your Prefs and see if that fixes it.

                    • 7. Re: Synchronisation in ACR7.1/Bridge CS6
                      Steverock58 Level 1

                      I've done that as well.  The problem first appeared in the Beta version.  I uninstalled that and installed the retail version later.  The problem still exists when editing large batches of images.  I'm using Windows 7 setup as follows:

                       

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