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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 84 of 116

Synchronizing Edits


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 84 of 116

Synchronizing Edits


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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

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • 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


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



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).

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.