By Gayle Vehar on | No Comments
Once you have edited an image and made it the best it can be, you may want to apply those same changes or presets to other images from the same photoshoot or batch. The easiest way to do this is by using the Lightroom "Sync" option that is found at the bottom of the Develop panel.
If you do not know how to sync your photos with each other, this will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! And I'm not exaggerating one bit.
When you "sync," you are copying one, two, three, or all settings from the "anchor" image onto the other images you have selected. If you edit via presets, which is how I edit 80% of the time, you can also sync those changes as well.
The sync features is exclusive to Lightroom Classic. However, there are some ways to copy edit settings in Lightroom. You can learn how to batch edit in Lightroom here.
Keep in mind that you can also sync Lightroom Classic CC to the new Lightroom CC Mobile app so that you can edit and share photos across all of your devices. You can read our tutorial on Syncing Photos in Lightroom Mobile here.
Never sync adjustment brushes or spot healing - even if the images seem very close. If they are just a little off, the edits won't line up properly and the synced images could end up looking very strange.
If you are more of a visual learner or would just like to see these steps in action, watch our short Lightroom Sync video below. Learning how to use the Lightroom sync function will literally SAVE HOURS of editing time.
Do you have any questions or comments about using Lightroom Sync? Leave us a comment below - we would LOVE to hear from you! And PLEASE SHARE our tutorial using the social sharing buttons (we really appreciate it)!
Hi!! I am Gayle. I am a wife to my handsome husband and mom to 4 beautiful kids. In my spare time, I am a photographer and blogger at Mom and Camera. I have a passion for sharing my love of photography with others. I teach local photography classes and regularly share photography tips and tricks on my blog. I hang out there a lot—I’d love you to stop by and visit!