takes a long time and tedious work to edit the first piece
in the sequence. Yes, it takes quite a few minutes, and
the problem is that the same should be done to the rest
of the pictures as well. If you’re out of luck, you have
dozens of photos of the same type.
Copy of the previous one
there’s a button at the bottom of the right-side editing
dialog in Develop section, which is a great
help in solving this problem. It’s called Previous,
its function is to transfer all the settings of the edited
photo onto the next one.
So having finished editing the first picture, select the
next one and click Previous button. Continue
like this until you finish all the pictures. It’s kind of
slow to do it one-by-one, but still faster the editing them
Of course it should be emphasized that this button is effective
only if the pieces of the sequence needs the same editing.
If you have an edited portrait and then a landscape photo,
perhaps not the same editing steps are required. Previous
does nothing but copies the previous settings.
There are more of them
you work with a really lot of photos and intend to carry
out the same editing actions on each of them, you can select
all of the pictures by Ctrl+left mouse button click.
Then Previous button changes into Sync,
i.e. synchronize. It does practically the same things: it
tries to unify the look of the selected photos.
There’s a significant difference though. After pressing
this button, a separate window with the list of photos to
be synchronized pops up, which means you can define which
photos should and which ones should not be given the previous
editing steps. For example, if you cropped and sharpened
the first photo, set the contrast, but you wish to have
the latter two changes in the rest of the pictures, then
you can omit Crop option in the list.
the dialog mentioned above. The list is quite detailed.
Practically all the major settings are to be found here,
even the selective editing tools, brushes, or straightening
You can also reach this Settings window
if you right click above the photo that was edited first,
and then select Settings/Copy Settings
in the appearing menu. The same window appears for you to
select which editing steps you want to copy from the first
photo. If you load a picture afterwards, you can copy the
saved steps with the help of Setting/Paste Settings
in the same menu.
You will find Paste Settings from Previous
(paste settings from the previous photo) and Settings
Sync (synchronizing settings) option in the menu.
All the same
result is an equally edited sequence finished in a relatively
short time. We just had to devote more time to the first
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