6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 30, 2018 11:16 AM by ahura

    Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)

    ahura Level 1

      New user here.


      I'm trying to take the tweaks I applied to one photo and apply them to another. I can't get this to work using any of the methods I've found online so far, so hoping someone here can help me out.


      What I've tried: Imported a bunch of photos in Lightroom Classic (7.5). Opened develop mode and, under the 'basic' pane to the right, increased the contrast.

      Wanting to reapply the effects to another picture, I selected the altered picture in the 'movie roll' view at the bottom, and click settings -> copy settings in the menu. I then click a new photo (again in the movie roll view at the bottom) and try clicking settings -> paste settings form the menu, but the option is greyed out.


      I've also tried selecting both images at the bottom and clicking the 'sync...' button to the right, but nothing happens.

      Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

        • 1. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
          Marianne-Deiters Adobe Community Professional

          Normally it works like that. Could you please show a screenshot of the movie roll - or what icons can you see on the thumbnails?

          Does Lightroom show the dialog "copy settings"?

          • 2. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
            ahura Level 1

            Screenshot, with the sync button highlighted. As stated, nothing happens when it's licked, no dialogue, nothing.



            Here's a screenshot of the greyed-out option to paste settings (taken after selecting another image and clicking copy settings, of course)


            • 3. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
              johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

              Please do the menu command Help > System Info and copy/paste the first ten lines here.  You may have been struck for a licensing bug.

              • 4. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
                ahura Level 1

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                • 5. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
                  johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                  You've been struck by the nasty upgrade bug. LR Classic is only available through subscription, but you have a perpetual license. This usually happens because LR mistakenly upgraded your perpetually licensed LR 6 (or earlier) to LR Classic without requiring you to get a LR Creative Cloud subscription (where you pay monthly). Do you currently have a subscription?


                  If you currently don't have a subscription, you have two choices:


                  1. You can uninstall LR Classic and reinstall LR 6.  See here for how to save any work you've done in LR Classic: Lightroom Classic: Presets not working/ perpetual license glitch | Photoshop Family Customer Community


                  2. You can buy a subscription to LR CC.

                  • 6. Re: Can't copy image settings (paste option is greyed out)
                    ahura Level 1

                    Damn, that is a pretty dealbreaky bug. Thanks for the info, I'll try out LR 6 and see how that goes.