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Processing multiple images at once

From: Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers

Video: Processing multiple images at once

Let's take a look at synchronizing the settings or sharing these settings across different images. We've adjusted this one image and we're quite happy of those adjustments, and now I've got some other photos that have some very similar poses to them. And what we want to do is instead of having to adjust everything on those images all over again, we want to just copy those settings over. Well, one of the things you can do, if you've just finished adjusting an image and then you grab the next one, you'll notice inside of Develop panel, there is an option here that says Previous.

Processing multiple images at once

Let's take a look at synchronizing the settings or sharing these settings across different images. We've adjusted this one image and we're quite happy of those adjustments, and now I've got some other photos that have some very similar poses to them. And what we want to do is instead of having to adjust everything on those images all over again, we want to just copy those settings over. Well, one of the things you can do, if you've just finished adjusting an image and then you grab the next one, you'll notice inside of Develop panel, there is an option here that says Previous.

If I click this, it applies all the previous adjustments to an image that have just been applied on the one we just looked at. So if I choose this image here, let's grab the one next to it and we click Previous, then all those settings are going to be added to that from this image here. And we could do the same here: we could choose this one. It takes a second for it to catch up, choose Previous any of those adjustings go through on it. Now another way we can do this is we can go to the Library panel and we'll just go back to Grid view.

And we can just select them from here, or we can select them from the top here. And some of the things we can do here is let's open up our side panel, so hit the Tab key. What I can do is I can grab one of these good images, say for example this one here where we're happy with the settings, and I'm going to grab the rest of the images from this shoot. I'm just holding down the Shift key. And now I can hit the--actually we'll turn off this one first because we don't want to affect the PSD.

All right, now what we can do is we want to apply this setting to all these other images. Because this is an active image, this is one of the settings we're going to come from. So we can choose Sync Settings, and then we can choose all the settings we want to do here. We can choose White Balance, Basic Tone, Tone Curve, Clarity, Sharpening, Noise Reduction. We can do a color treatment. So basically, if you want, we can just choose Check All, and we can just apply all the settings expects for maybe the Crop and the Spot Removal.

And then we can click Synchronize, and there we go. Those settings go through to all these images. Well, there is another way we can do it. Let's grab one of these images here and there's another couple from the similar set. Let's just grab those and what we want to do is we want to choose the Sync Settings again. But this time we don't want to have to fill out the options. If we just hold down the Option key as we click that, it applies it without us having to go into the panel and choose which options we want to apply and which ones we don't.

Now, a third way we can do this is we go back to our good old Painter tool here. We're going to go into here and then we're going to choose Settings. So now that we chose settings we can just simply paint those onto these images. Although there is a little problem here. Notice that when we do this we're getting a Cold Tone Creative. So let me just close out the side panel and explain what's happening and how to get around it.

What's happening when we go to do this we grab this tool here, our Paint tool, and when we choose Settings, notice here we've got all these different options here. The only options here that we can do though, are the ones that have been saved as presets. So how do we get around that? Well quite easy. All we do is we grab one of these images that we adjusted. I'm going to open up my side panel again, go back to the Develop Settings.

Let's open up that side panel, F7, and this time we're going to create a new preset. We're going to call it photoshootwarm, because it was a little bit of a warm setting, and we're going to click Create. So now we've got the preset photoshootwarm. So now what we can do is we can go back to one of these images and we can just apply the preset, and there we go. We get those settings again. Or we can go back.

Let's go back to our Library, and if we grab out tool now, we choose Settings, and now we've got photoshooptwarm and now we can just click that on any of our images to apply those settings. And there's two more, so we can just drag it across there. Notice that fixes them, and there is another one. And here's some more images. We just drag that across. And now we've processed all these different images before adjustments and we only had to make the adjustments one time.

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Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers

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Colin Smith
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  1. 54s
    1. Welcome
      54s
  2. 52m 55s
    1. Setting Lightroom preferences
      12m 4s
    2. Importing images from a hard drive
      6m 30s
    3. Importing images from a flash card, CD, or DVD
      5m 1s
    4. Setting up a watched folder to automatically import images
      4m 53s
    5. Creating custom identity plates and using logos for end markers
      6m 51s
    6. Overview of the Lightroom interface and the Lights Out feature
      5m 50s
    7. Working with the panels efficiently
      4m 22s
    8. Overview of the side panels
      3m 17s
    9. Overview of the toolbar
      4m 7s
  3. 54m 53s
    1. Working with collections and folders
      9m 11s
    2. Working with Grid view and thumbnails
      7m 36s
    3. Using Loupe view to get a closer look at images
      5m 26s
    4. Comparing images and choosing the best
      6m 2s
    5. Viewing multiple images at once
      4m 33s
    6. Understanding previews
      5m 9s
    7. Managing catalogs
      4m 58s
    8. Exporting catalogs
      3m 42s
    9. Importing catalogs and managing catalogs on multiple computers
      8m 16s
  4. 54m 10s
    1. Using ratings, flags, and labels to organize photos
      7m 27s
    2. Using filters to find photos
      7m 31s
    3. Understanding and applying metadata
      7m 13s
    4. Filtering by metadata to find photos quickly
      2m 50s
    5. Working efficiently with metadata
      4m 48s
    6. Using keywords to organize images
      5m 38s
    7. Saving time with custom keyword sets
      5m 35s
    8. Fixing misspelled keywords on multiple images
      1m 17s
    9. Organizing keywords
      7m 12s
    10. Locating photos
      4m 39s
  5. 26m 45s
    1. Making molehills out of mountains
      9m 21s
    2. Changing the time zone on photos
      2m 40s
    3. Straightening crooked photos
      1m 15s
    4. Practical and creative cropping
      2m 56s
    5. Removing the dreaded red-eye with ease
      1m 25s
    6. Removing blemishes
      1m 34s
    7. Cleaning lenses and sensors to remove dust
      2m 32s
    8. Using the Painter tool to copy settings to multiple photos
      5m 2s
  6. 1h 1m
    1. Setting white balance
      6m 37s
    2. Understanding and using histograms
      6m 30s
    3. The Basic Adjustments panel
      4m 31s
    4. Special considerations for adjusting skin tones
      11m 40s
    5. Fixing underexposed and overexposed images
      6m 29s
    6. Comparing "before" and "after" images
      2m 52s
    7. Using curves for targeted adjustments
      7m 29s
    8. Using HSL and the color controls
      7m 47s
    9. Using image history and snapshots
      3m 3s
    10. Saving and using presets
      4m 28s
  7. 32m 55s
    1. Converting grayscale images
      4m 56s
    2. Advanced grayscale workflow
      5m 5s
    3. Using Split Toning to color grayscale images
      3m 50s
    4. Using Split Toning on color images for a cross-processed effect
      1m 18s
    5. Removing noise
      3m 16s
    6. Understanding and using the sharpening tools
      4m 51s
    7. Special considerations for sharpening faces
      4m 30s
    8. Removing color fringes
      3m 8s
    9. Compensating for a lens vignette and adding a vignette for a creative feel
      2m 1s
  8. 1h 10m
    1. Overview of the correction tools
      10m 21s
    2. Overview of the correction tools with people
      11m 37s
    3. Integrating Photoshop with a Lightroom workflow
      8m 10s
    4. Processing multiple images at once
      5m 1s
    5. Understanding virtual copies
      4m 24s
    6. Syncing RAW files with Bridge, Lightroom, and Photoshop
      9m 11s
    7. Exporting photos from Lightroom
      10m 9s
    8. What is DNG, and how can Lightroom help?
      5m 58s
    9. Sharing Lightroom presets with other computers
      2m 27s
    10. What is camera calibration?
      3m 13s
  9. 39m 2s
    1. A quick slideshow
      1m 31s
    2. Using slideshow templates
      2m 38s
    3. Customizing slideshows
      10m 43s
    4. Adding custom text to slideshows
      1m 38s
    5. Adding music to slideshows
      2m 59s
    6. Exporting slideshows for CDs or email
      1m 56s
    7. Getting accurate colors for prints
      9m 51s
    8. Creating contact sheets for proofing image collections
      7m 46s
  10. 45m 10s
    1. Overview of web galleries
      9m 17s
    2. Using fancy Flash galleries
      9m 52s
    3. Customizing the Flash galleries
      10m 22s
    4. Customize the HTML galleries
      10m 17s
    5. Uploading galleries to a website or exporting to disk
      5m 22s
  11. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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