How to Save Time by Batch-Editing in Lightroom

If you shoot a genre in which you have to deliver a lot of similar images, you can save significant amounts of time and ensure greater consistency in your images by using Lightroom's batch-editing functions. This helpful video tutorial will show you a batch-editing workflow that will help you quickly get through large sets of photos.

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this great video tutorial will show you how to batch-edit large sets of images in Lightroom. Anyone who shoots big sets of similar images can benefit from such a workflow. For example, I shoot a lot of classical music concerts. Once the stage lighting is set and the performers are on stage, I do not change my exposure settings until the next piece, which means I typically have a few dozen images that will have the exact same edit settings. It would be extremely inefficient (and extraordinarily annoying) to edit each image individually. Instead, I simply edit the first image how I would like and sync almost all the adjustments across the rest of the photos, meaning all I have to do as I go from image to image is adjust the crop. It cuts editing time by probably about 90%. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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