Copying and pasting Develop settings from one photo to another can immensely speed up your editing workflow. It’s one of my favorite features of Lightroom, and Benjamin Warde from Lightroom team shows you four different ways to do it.
The first method is to select the photo with the settings you want to use. Then, a different next photo and click “Previous.” All settings from the previously selected photo will be copied to the one you selected after it.
Select the photo with the settings you want to use. Click “Copy” and select the settings you want to copy. Select another photo and click “Paste.” Only the settings you checked will be copied.
Select the range of photos and click “Sync.” Choose the settings you want and click “Synchronize.” The selected settings from the active photo will be copied to all the other photos you selected.
Select a range of photos and click a little switch next to the Sync button. It will change to Auto Sync, and all the changes you make to the active photo will be automatically be applied to all the other selected photos. Benjamin suggests using this feature with extreme caution because you can accidentally edit a bunch of photos you didn’t mean to edit.
As I mentioned, this is one of my favorite features in Lightroom, and I use the second and the third method pretty often. However, I’ve never used the “Previous” button to copy the settings or the Auto Sync. Do you use these features, and what’s your preferred method?
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