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Applying Settings to Other Images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

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Chris Orwig shows you how you can seamlessly apply the settings (whether it’s crop, color, tone, etc.) from one image to other images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.
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#57 Applying Settings to Other Images

One advantage of using Lightroom is that you can edit one image and then seamlessly apply the settings (whether it’s crop, color, tone, etc.) to other images. This is especially helpful if you have a group of images that were captured under similar conditions with the same camera, lens, and lighting. You can use and reuse your detailed adjustments from the current photo and apply them by pasting them to or syncing them with another photo.

To copy settings to multiple images, navigate to the Develop module. Next, modify the image. Then, at the bottom of the left panel click the Copy button and choose Edit > Copy, or choose Settings > Copy Settings. This will open the Copy Settings dialog (Figure 57a). Select the settings you want and click Copy. To apply these settings other photos, use the Paste button at the bottom of the left Develop module panel, choose Edit > Paste, or choose Settings > Paste Settings.

Sync Settings is another technique for applying settings to other images. In the Filmstrip, click on the image with the settings you would like to use. Next, Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) + click on one or more other images. Then choose Settings > Sync Settings, or press Shift + Control + S (Windows) or Command + S (Mac), or click the Sync button below the panels on the right (Figure 57b).

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