7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2018 6:48 PM by jestikon

    Can't Batch Edit

    richardb187686

      I want to do something as simple as rotate multiple images but...

      * Select All under the Edit menu is disabled.

      * any changes made, regardless how many images are selected, only apply to the one on the preview frame.

       

      Why does batch editing not work and, if there is a way, how do I fix it?

        • 1. Re: Can't Batch Edit
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Since this is the Lightroom CC forum (the cloud-based Lightroom) there is not a batch editing option available in that program at this time. There is no indication as to when/if that option will become available.

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          • 2. Re: Can't Batch Edit
            heathert33873506

            This is ridiculous.  The best feature of lightroom is being able to batch edit.  Applying the changes from one photo to several photos.  I don't understand why they wouldn't keep this feature in the new lightroom.

            • 3. Re: Can't Batch Edit
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              They did "keep" batch editing in LR Classic. LR CC is all new.

              • 4. Re: Can't Batch Edit
                cmgap Adobe Community Professional

                Lightroom CC is still young in terms of development. Over time you may see feature parity however there are trade-offs for the time being. In the meanwhile have you tried to copy and paste settings or work with a develop preset?

                • 5. Re: Can't Batch Edit
                  JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  heathert33873506  wrote

                   

                  This is ridiculous.  The best feature of lightroom is being able to batch edit.  Applying the changes from one photo to several photos.  I don't understand why they wouldn't keep this feature in the new lightroom.

                  I'll say this again. As I understand it, Lightroom CC is part of a system that is planned to have a consistent interface on the computer and ALL mobile devices. Anything that's available on one device (including the computer) is supposed to be available on ANY device. Lightroom CC is being developed from scratch, it is not a remake of the "old" Lightroom. It is intended for users who are on the go and want their images right now, on any device, and not having to think about how to use the Lightroom interface. So consistency is a key feature that it seems to me must be considered as features are added. When features are added, and what features are added, I'm sure have that consistency factor high in the priority list.

                  • 6. Re: Can't Batch Edit
                    selondon Adobe Community Professional

                    You can vote here for the feature request:

                    Lightroom CC: Ability to copy/sync settings/adjustments across a group of photos | Photoshop Family Customer Community

                    The number of votes may help push it up the priority list.

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                    • 7. Re: Can't Batch Edit
                      jestikon

                      I know I'm a little late with this, but I found I can use Bridge, do all the basic editing, camera and lens calibrations and key wording.  That will save the .xmp files and then import everything into Lightroom CC.

                       

                      I simple use Bridge as the first step of the workflow now. 

                       

                      Import with Bridge into staging area

                      Cull in Bridge

                      Perform basic edits, setting some defaults for Camera Raw

                      Key Word

                      Import into Lightroom CC

                      Delete originals from staging area