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Batch Editing in Lightroom: Why is it a must-have skill?

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Julian
July 23, 2017 By Julian
Batch Editing in Lightroom: Why is it a must-have skill? www.sleeklens.com

Welcome to another Lightroom Tutorial, from this one we’re going to continue on from our Batch Editing tutorial I did for Photoshop.

As the two go, I far prefer to Batch Edit in Lightroom, I just find it way more easy and satisfying.

Photoshop makes batch editing a little bit different.

I started Batch Editing in Lightroom so maybe that way I prefer it, but that’s just me I guess.

So if you have Imported your images into Lightroom and have clicked on Develop you should be looking similar to myself.

The image below is, in my opinion, a little saturated compared to what I would like it, I feel I can bring more of those Colors out as it was taken at an excellent time of the day.

The way we batch edit in Lightroom is we have to first click on the first image, so with me, I have just the two but image you were doing a huge edit session with 400 how great this would be.

What I’m going to do to this image is to pick out one of our Sleeklens Presets.

I’ll probably apply a few more as well, perhaps a Vignette to add a little bit or Artistic flair.

Ok so for dramatic effect I have decided to turn this into a night scene! Just look at the effect I have created from one click from what we had previous, unreal!

I think I’ll also add so sort of High Dynamic Range to it as well, I’d really like to bring out all the cracks in those rocks, I think that would look awesome.

For this, I’m not going to add an actual HDR Preset but what I’ll do is use one of my Exposure Presets to illuminate the Highlights a little bit more.

Then once I’m done with that I can add one of my Sharpen Presets.

When I have picked out all my presets and I’m happy I can then go over to the Basic Panel for some extra fine tuning if I wish.

I think I’m going to add a little more darkness to my shadows and play with the colors just a slight bit more.

I just want to take a sec to note here for you, that sometimes you get a Preset and it works but there is just something off and you think I wish it could be a little bit darker in places or have a little bit more such and such or less of whatever.

Well, that’s easily fixed, in the basic panel you can make adjustments like I’m about to show you here now.

So on my Right you will see it on the image below, the Basic Panel.

What I did here have I increased the Highlights a Little, my Shadows were already at 100% but not to worry I can use as I did the Blacks slider to increase that a little bit more.

Then I increased the Whites to bring out the Highlights just that little bit extra.

When you do this, have a play around and see what results you get, don’t worry too much about mistakes because you can also slide the slider back the way you got it so you’re all good there.

So now I’m happy with my image it’s time to Batch edit.

At the bottom, you will see Thumb nails of your images, scroll over to the last image in the batch.

Hold Ctrl on your Keyboard and click on that last image.

You will now have the lot all highlighted.

Now it’s time for the Magic.

At the bottom right you will see two buttons, one says Reset and the other says Sync.

Click on Sync.

Then Synchronise when the pop up appears.

Now sit back and watch the magic happen.

This will look especially great when you have a lot of images to Batch Edit.

You will see them all change at the bottom.

Once you’re done you can save them by clicking on the Export button in the Library Tab.

The last thing I want to show you, say for some reason you made a mistake and you want to go back a fix it after you have sync’d everything.

Well, that’s easy.

Click on your first pick again, and beside Sync remember there was a button that said Reset, click that and you’re Golden.

So that’s it, hope this saves you guys a tonne of time! happy batching.

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Julian

Julian

Graduated from college in 2002 with a degree in Art & Design, I started exploring my way in Graphic Design and Professional Post Production. Full-time freelancer since 2011.

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