by Julieanne Kost

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July 28, 2011

Quick Develop is an excellent way to making relative changes to large numbers of images. For example, lets assume that yesterday you retouched a series of images in the Develop module – making slight changes to each image’s exposure. Today however, you are finding that they are all about +1/3 of a stop too dark (perhaps you were tired when editing or had too much coffee or whatever). If you were to add +1/3 of a stop to one of the images in the Develop Module (that perhaps you had already increased by 1/2 stop  ( or +.5) yesterday) the Exposure slider would read +.83 (.5 + .33 = .83). Using the Sync command in the Develop Module to apply that change to other selected images, will NOT add +1/3 (.33) of a stop to each already manipulated image – instead it will change all of the other image’s exposure value to the same exposure value of the image being “Synced” from (+.83). If on the other hand, you have that same series of images with individually corrected exposure values, and in Quick Develop you clicked on the single arrow next to exposure (to add 1/3 of a stop), Lightroom would add +.33 to all images.



  • By Jan - 2:27 PM on January 15, 2012  

    Julieanne, would this be the best way to for example apply a stop of brightness to all photos being exported for a Blurb book, or is there a better way so that the change only gets applied on export and doesn’t become part of each photos adjustments?

    If so, what would be the best way to then undo those changes all at once?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 5:46 AM on January 18, 2012  

      You could select the images, create virtual copies and then use Quick Develop to make your changes (use Quick Develop instead of the Develop module to make relative changes).