by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (4)


April 14, 2014

Did you know that the Library module in Lightroom has the ability to Auto Sync?  I find this especially useful when using Survey mode. Let’s say, for example, I start with 10 similar images and then remove the less important ones until I only have 4 left. If I want to flag, rate or label all four of those images at one time, without leaving Survey mode, I just flip on the Auto Sync switch. Then, whatever I do to one, is done to all. 


Just don’t forget to flip off Auto Sync when you are finished.


  • By Larry - 6:03 AM on April 14, 2014  

    Julieanne, Thanks for the tip. I was looking for a way to do that last week and way la, here it is. Thank you so much.


  • By Sam Cox - 6:30 AM on April 14, 2014  

    It’s that “Just don’t forget to flip off Auto Sync when you are finished.” that keeps me away from using Auto Sync in both the Library and Develop modules. Because I once “forgot to flip off Auto Sync,” I spent about half a day recovering from my forgetfulness.

    I’d love a Lightroom option that would turn the Auto Sync button bright red when switched on. Until that option is available, I’ll never again turn on that feature.

  • By Michelle - 12:24 PM on April 14, 2014  

    I agree Sam- Auto Sync can be as much a headache as it is a benefit. Having a visual cue to let you know when Auto Sync is active would be very helpful.

  • By Mike Skinner - 12:41 PM on April 15, 2014  

    Julieanne, I am using CC along with Lightroom, I have the updated version and do not see any switch for the auto sync, just the button,
    Mike Skinner