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Adobe Lightroom Batch Editing

Jared Polin December 15, 2010 7

Well it seems as if I took something for granted in Lightroom; Batch Editing. Basically the ability to sync the edits to a file from one to another. As I mention in this video a fan at the Allen’s Camera live broadcast didn’t know that you could easily apply the settings from one photo to a bunch of others. In this video I go over each of those methods; good, bad and ugly ;).

The extra tip of the week comes early in the video and goes over selecting images. This is definitely a simple task but knowing what is happening will allow you to master it with ease. Keyboard shortcuts discussed this week are Ctrl + Shift + C for copying the develop settings and then Ctrl + Shift + V for pasting those settings. Some others were Ctrl + A for select all and the major ones G for grid view in the Library Module and D to switch to Develop module.


  1. Cucuit December 15, 2010 at 9:14 am -

    reat video Greg!

  2. Richard December 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm -

    SUPERB!!! Great vid Greg….

  3. Judy December 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm -

    Thanks Greg, this was a great tutorial!

  4. Mike in Tulsa December 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm -

    Greg, please make the video you spoke of regarding setting up two monitors in Lightroom. I use two monitors and I can never control what LR does with the second monitor. Thanks.

  5. John4kc December 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm -

    Even though I knew how to do this, I still watch and pick up on other shortcuts and tricks I didn’t know about. One tiny example is that I didn’t know I could shrink or enlarge the filmstrip at the bottom of the develop module. Thanks for continuing to makes this type of video.

  6. Greg Cazillo December 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm -

    You can actually resize all the panels except the top.

  7. photographer leicester December 16, 2010 at 9:01 am -

    Great video. I’d played around with batch syncing before but I found your explanation on how to select/deselect and make a thumbnail the primary selection was enlightening! I never knew the difference between clicking the actual thumbnail or the border. My confusion in this area has now disappeared!