Updating the Process Version in Bulk
You certainly don’t have to update one image at a time. In Lightroom, the Update Process Version dialog box I showed earlier offers the Update All Filmstrip Photos button so that you can update an entire (or filtered) folder or collection at once. If you selected multiple images, the button says Update All Selected Photos instead.
You can also take advantage of the existing features in Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3 that let you copy/paste or synchronize settings from one image to many at once (see Figure 7). Process Version 2010 is an option in the dialog boxes that let you customize which settings to apply.
Figure 7 Copy Settings dialog box in Lightroom 3 with Process Version selected.
Looking for an easy way to locate all photos that need to be updated? In the Library module in Lightroom, simply choose Library > Find Previous Process Photos. This generates a collection of Process Version 2003 photos and adds it to the Catalog panel. Note that this searches every photo in the catalog, not just in the current folder or collection.