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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Synchronizing Edits

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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84. Synchronizing Edits


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2 Hard Drives Duration:08:06
3 File Organization Duration:08:31
4 30,000 Foot View of Workflow Duration:05:36
5 Importing into Lightroom Duration:04:10
6 Building Previews Duration:07:14
8 Keywords Duration:06:27
9 Hardware for Lightroom Duration:06:08
10 Searching for Images Duration:07:51
11 Selecting Images Duration:14:15
12 Organizing Images Duration:04:02
13 Collecting Images for Use Duration:14:56
14 Develop Module Overview Duration:10:15
15 Profiles Duration:11:34
16 Basic Adjustments Duration:11:45
19 Tone Curve Duration:09:26
20 HSL Duration:04:48
21 Split Tone Duration:08:19
22 Lens Corrections Duration:08:32
23 Details Duration:09:34
24 Transform Tool Duration:05:52
25 Effects Panel Duration:10:00
27 Spot Tool Duration:17:51
28 Skin Softening and Brush Work Duration:07:00
29 Range Masking Duration:13:28
30 Dodge and Burn Duration:17:36
31 Working with Specific Colors Duration:08:30
33 Making Presets Duration:13:24
34 Preparing Image in Lightroom Duration:09:51
35 Content Aware Fill Duration:11:14
36 Skin Repair Duration:02:44
37 Skin Smoothing Duration:14:39
38 Expanding a Canvas Duration:04:30
39 Liquify Duration:10:22
40 Layers and Composite Images Duration:12:54
41 Sharing via Web Duration:17:52
42 Exporting Files Duration:10:47
43 Sharing with Slideshows Duration:08:00
44 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:19:54
45 Designing Duration:13:35
46 Making Prints Duration:11:27
47 Color Management and Profiles Duration:13:00
48 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:11:31
49 Using Cloud Storage Duration:04:09
51 Collecting for Your Portfolio Duration:18:03
53 Sharing to Instagram Duration:07:06
54 HDR Duration:15:32
55 Panorama Duration:06:41
56 HDR Panorama Duration:09:54
57 Making Presets Duration:15:39
58 Creating Profiles Duration:18:09
59 Maps Duration:07:08
60 Setup for Tethered Shooting Duration:23:21
61 Sharing with the Client Duration:05:42
62 Watched Folder Process Duration:07:04
63 Second Monitor and iPad Duration:06:09
64 Backup at the Camera Duration:03:50
65 Gnar Box Disk Backup Duration:06:45
66 iPhone and iPad Review Duration:12:52
67 Importing to Lightroom on iPad Duration:02:59
68 Cloud Backup Duration:04:39
69 Adjust, Edit, and Organize Duration:07:46
71 Lightroom Desktop Duration:05:27
72 Removing Images from the Cloud Duration:10:49
73 Profiles Duration:09:34
74 Light Duration:04:34
75 Color Duration:05:36
76 Effects Duration:15:22
77 Details Duration:08:33
78 Optics Duration:03:49
79 Geometry Duration:04:12
80 Crop Duration:04:39
82 Local Adjustments Duration:15:40
83 Healing Tool Duration:03:29
84 Synchronizing Edits Duration:04:57
85 Editing in Photoshop Duration:08:54
86 Finding Images Duration:07:09
88 Posting Images to Social Media Duration:14:01
89 Overview of Lightroom Desktop Duration:07:35
90 The Workflow Overview Duration:10:08
91 Organizing Images Duration:05:10
92 Albums and Shared Albums Duration:18:21
94 Importing and Selecting Images Duration:09:23
95 HDR and Panoramics Duration:22:44
96 Light Duration:07:47
97 Profiles Duration:07:23
98 Tone Curves Duration:02:57
99 Color Duration:08:35
100 Effects Duration:17:01
101 Details Duration:12:43
102 Optics Duration:04:05
103 Geometry and Crop Tool Duration:06:01
104 Sync Settings Duration:02:40
105 Making and Adding Presets Duration:03:48
106 Healing Brush Duration:02:21
107 Brush Tool Duration:03:14
108 Gradient Tool Duration:04:16
109 Edit in Photoshop Duration:02:53
110 Finding Images with Sensei Duration:06:32
111 Sharing Albums on the Web Duration:04:57
112 Print through Photoshop Duration:02:09
115 Archiving Images for Storage Duration:09:55
116 Review of the Workflow Duration:07:20

Lesson Info

Synchronizing Edits

Okay. Finally, the last thing that we should talk about when it comes to our adjustments inside of the develop module. So when we're working on images here inside of our develop module, like, say, we had just worked on this when we brightened it up, we like the way it looks. We need to synchronize those because I don't need to go to this image and do the same stuff that I did on this image. It's just a waste of my time. So instead, what I want to do is I want to copy the information from this image to this image, and so there are several ways to do it. The first way do it is if you come to the second image and you want to steal all the stuff that you made in the one image you can simply go and click on. So there's a little button right over here and you click on it and it's saying, Apply from previous photo and I can just to apply the adjustments or I comply everything. So adjustments air kind of those global things, and all would suggest anything in everything, including, you know, a ...

spot removal or anything like that. So I'm gonna click all and boom. So now I've got this image that's done, and this image is almost all done. It's It's almost perfect. It is a little darker. And so I might come in here and just increase maybe the shadow just a little bit. Or better yet, what I would do is come in with my local adjustment brush and just paint in right here. Oh, any did go bigger on that brush? I would just paint in right here a little bit of brightness. So I go into the light and just just brighten up her face just a little bit and hit done, and then that would be perfect. So I didn't have to redo the whole photo. I just simply said, Hey, whatever I did on the last one, go ahead and apply it to this one. Um, the other way that we can work on photos is to select a set of photographs. So if we click on, say, this image here and we know we like that image, um, we can apply all of those settings so we could just say I like, So I'm going to go in here and select this image, and I'm in a copy all of my adjustments, So I just copied. So by hitting that copy button, I copied all of the adjustments, and now I'm going to select a bunch of photos that are similar to each other. There we go, and now I'm gonna paste and it's gonna ask me, Do I really want to paste it to these 11 photos? I'm gonna hit, apply, and it's pasting each one individually, and it's it's saying, Okay, this one, this one, this one, all of these each one is going to get that same a setting pasted onto it. Now, one of the problems that you'll find inside of working in light room like this is that it's not quite as fast as working inside of light room. Classic Light from Classic has a lot more synchronization options, including Auto Sync, which you do not have inside of light ra mobile or even inside of light from desktop. So if you are used, if you're if you need a workhorse and you need to get through a lot of images really fast, this cut and paste mentality is not really the fastest way to do things. And so I consider the The IPad is kind of a sketch pad. It's a place where I take several images and I work on the image that I want to work on, and I don't try and work on every image. I don't try and finish a job. I just work on the images that I need to get out the door or that I want to send to social media while I'm in the process or while I'm traveling. And I just want to work on some images and sketch my ideas, because as soon as I get back to my my office, I can open up light room classic and I could just copy. I just I can just click on the one image that I did select. And then I did adjust in the light in, um in my IPad, and I could just highlight another photos and sink him, and it will just sink across, and it won't take that long, so this had to do it individually. It just does it. And so that's the value of working in tandem, using the IPad and light room Classic because you could do some sketching here, and then when you get home, you can apply it to other images. So that is the process of copying and pasting the work that you've done on one image to another image.

Class Description

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  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


Dan Clarke

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.


Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kyosa Canuck

I hate to say this is a repetitive class due to covering much of the same things in each LR app. I appreciate Ben's classes better but this does give different perspectives. Also, Ben knows better than to use the word "super" let alone use it 10+ times per lesson.