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Lightroom CC: Essential Training

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Copy and Paste Edit Settings

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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13. Copy and Paste Edit Settings
It’s simple to take adjustments you’ve made to one image and transfer them to one, or more, other images using Copy and Paste Edit settings. Mark shows us how it’s done.

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Copy and Paste Edit Settings

in Lightroom, you can copy and paste your edit settings from one photo to another. Why would you want to do that? Well perhaps there is something that is consistent across an entire photo shoot. So let's hop into Lightroom will show you exactly what I mean by that. So this is an image of Nikki and we just went in and did all these healing brush changes. And so there are dust spots all over the background here. Now, usually if you do a photo shoot on a seamless wall or something like this, the sensor dust is going to be the exact same place for all of the photos. And if you get a look that you like. So I've made this one extra blue just so we can exaggerate it. If you've edited one image, usually you want those global changes to be applied to everything in that photo shoot, you don't want to go in and try to duplicate your efforts over and over and over again. So how can we take the changes that we made from this first image And apply it to these other three images. That could be 300 im...

ages for all that matters. So we're going to do it to three. So what you can do is I'm gonna go back into the detail view and if I am on the right hand side over here, we see this little ellipsis. So I don't even have to be in the edit view. If I click on that, you'll see there is a copy edit settings um or you can choose the edit settings to copy. So if I just say copy edit settings, it's going to copy everything. I've done global and local changes everything. If I say choose edit settings to copy, it's going to ask do you want to do everything or do you want to do a few of these things. So for example these tools, these are the local adjustments by default, it's gonna not do all of them because usually the local adjustments are specific to specific areas in an image. But for this image I know that I want the healing brush to be applied to all of them. I want those dust spots to be removed. I'm not gonna do the linear or radial gradient or the brush because maybe those are specific to different images. So you can pick and choose exactly what you want. You might not want to do the profile, whatever. So you can either do all of it or you can do specific things. I'm going to copy that. So I've copied those. Now I'm going to go over here and click on these and then I'm gonna go up to edit. And then what I can do is I can just say paste and it's going to paste those edit settings. So it's just a copy, paste. Control C control V or I could have gone to the right and done those one at a time and pasted those. But usually the fastest way is to go over and choose which ones to copy and which one's the base. You'll notice that I don't have the a little ellipsis over here because my photos are sinking their updating and so I mentioned that earlier, sometimes you have to wait until everything is sync it up before you can go in and do some of these things. So again you can either copy all the edit settings, copy some of the edit settings, and then you can use this dialog to paste the edit settings. Or you can just do traditional control or command C and control or command V. So copy paste. It works just as well. So now if we go through these different images here, I'll bring up our our thumbnails. You can see all of those background spots that were on these images have been fixed. I only had to do that on one and not the rest. Okay, there is another way that we can share edits across different images and that is by using presets. We're gonna do that next

Class Description


  • Use Lightroom to its fullest potential using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Edit photos quickly and creatively.
  • Share your images in custom websites and on social media.
  • Grow your editing skills for years to come.
  • Share editing techniques with thousands of others.
  • Create prints and albums using Lightroom Connections.


This class is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom CC. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom and how it fits within the Adobe Creative Cloud universe. You’ll learn how to maximize Lightroom’s potential by learning now to organize and edit your images. You’ll also learn how to share your work with the world using online galleries, portfolios, and more.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • Adding photos to Lightroom, backing them up and keeping them organized.
  • Editing your images quickly using Presets and Enhance.
  • Using the advanced photo editing features in Lightroom; the global and local adjustments.
  • Adding titles and captions to your images.
  • The many ways to share images from Lightroom; exporting, building online galleries, using Adobe Portfolio and Behance, and more.
  • How to share your images quickly on social media by exporting by using Adobe Spark.
  • Expanding your editing skills with the Discover and Share Edit features in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom and Lightroom Classic syncing.
  • Lightroom and Photoshop integration.


  • Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
  • Professional Photographers looking to streamline their workflow
  • Lightroom Classic users wanting to make the transition to Lightroom CC
  • Social Media Influencers who need to post frequent updates
  • Professional Photographers looking for ways to reach more clients
  • Photographers looking to learn new ways of editing their photos


Adobe Lightroom 2021
Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Lightroom Classic 2021
Adobe Portfolio (web)
Adobe Behance (web)
Adobe Spark (iOS, web)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Susan H

What a great class! I've started & stopped a few Lightroom classes up until now, but generally gotten bored, confused or felt I needed to step away to learn something else like Adobe Bridge first. Mark is a great instructor, engaging, specific & very clear with his explanations. I finally feel confident to play in Lightroom instead of feeling constantly overwhelmed by what I don't know!! Awesome! Thank you, Mark, you've also inspired me to dream about travelling again now the world is opening back up :)

Glenn Pierce

Excellent fundamentals course on Lightroom! I really enjoyed Mark's teaching style which is easy to follow and very relaxed :-)