How can I apply a preset on several pictures?
I have amde a prest for sharpening, that I want to apply on all pictures in my selection before exporting.
I couldn figure out how to do this.
Select the desired photos in the Filmstrip. In the develop module, click on the buttons immediately to the left of Sync near the bottom right (as shown in the screen capture), the button will change to "Auto-Sync", apply your preset (this will cause it to be applied to all selected photos), and then turn off Auto-Sync by clicking on the buttons again. DO NOT FORGET TO TURN OFF AUTO-SYNC.
Another method: With all the desired photos selected, Go to Library Grid view (type g). Then in the Quick Develop panel on the right select the preset:
This avoids the dangerous possibility of forgetting to turn off Auto Sync. If you're in Develop, it's the same number of clicks as using Auto Sync but a little slower as you wait for the switch to Grid view and back.
This method worked well for me. It is fast and effective. Can recommend this!
Forgetting that you have AutoSync active AND multiple images selected, can indeed be dangerous.
There are two ways to manage this danger - and two different beneficial habits to form:
Whichever, it has been suggested in Feature Requests for many years, that Lightroom Classic could benefit from some sort of more prominent alert, whenever a new edit action will apply to multiple images: for example
"it has been suggested in Feature Requests for many years, that Lightroom Classic could benefit from some sort of more prominent alert, whenever a new edit action will apply to multiple images:"
That was implemented in LR 9.2 -- the Auto Sync button is highlighted when it's on, and LR flashes a message over the image being developed that multiple images are being updated:
Yes, and this is much better. An immediate Undo will roll back all affected images - not just the active image - though I believe that may have worked differently in the past.
One creative suggestion was to alert by changing the pointer temporarily, since that is always where one's attention is centered - no matter how blinkered one may be, in focusing on a task.
I wish. You underestimate how far I (for one) can persist in repeating the exact same mistake...