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