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I was wondering if there is a special copy command on AP that allows us to copy all the different adjustments (and, I suppose, adjustments' & effects' layers too) from one photo that we've finished editing to others. On the Mac OS Photos app, when in the "edit" window of a photo, you can click CMD+SHIFT+C to copy all the attributes/edits you've made to one photo, and when you open the next photos (in the "edit" window, again) you click CMD+SHIFT+V to paste the attributes/edits to the current photo. 

That, obviously, saves a great amount of time (rather than to have to do everything again from scratch for each and every similar photo you want to edit), and when you're done pasting the same attributes to each that needs similar tweaking with the first, source, photo - you can then modify the attribute changes for each photo as needed for each in specific (but the all the starting tweaking is out of the way instantly with the attribute-pasting). 

Is there such a command in AP? 

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Hi Henryb,

You could copy all of your adjustment layers then paste them into your newly opened image document and this will apply them. Alternatively CMD +Shift + V will paste layer effects from one layer to another.

Thanks

Callum

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Isn't there something simpler/faster within AP instead of grouping layers etc etc and then copying the layers onto the next photo? Meaning a simple command that will just copy everything I've "done" to the source photo onto the target photos?

In screenshot 2 you'll see the simple command of copying and pasting adjustments from one photo to another in the - much more basic than AP - Photos Mac app, that I had in mind.

In screenshot 1 you'll see the option that you have for pasting adjustments from one video part (or even an image) in Final Cut Pro. In this app you just press CMD+C to copy, and then when you are about to paste, it gives you a checkbox so you can choose what adjustments you want to paste. 

Is there nothing like this in AP? (I mean sometimes I'll make adjustments on layers, sometimes on the base-background image itself). So, I couldn't use layers to copy all these adjustments, onwards to SCORES of similar photos I want to edit really fast - right?

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So what you're saying, essentially, is that for editing a batch of (many) photos, that I want to apply the same adjustments to, I either have to do this one-by-one from scratch - for each and every one; or otherwise make a group layer that contains all the layers I want to apply to the batch, to the first photo, and then copy this group layer to each photo in the batch? :( 

If that's really the only option we have in AP, can you please link any relevant video (or screenshots) of the steps that shows how to group adjustment layers with each other, and how to copy this group onto another photo?

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36 minutes ago, henryb said:

right?

layers.jpg.8b0b1d6c36d5d0414fd6dee89d350b39.jpg

See the adjustment layers. Press Control and click on them, one by one.

selected.jpg.e8d3a9de299a18d71a0420cc765f58b2.jpg

Note: you must click on the layer name, not the layer thumbnail, (that does something else).

Press Ctrl + G to group.

group.jpg.9461053373fcec22c36e506fa9bc7f7e.jpg

Press Ctrl+ C to copy

Press Ctrl + V to paste in to the destination documents.

Sorted :)


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2 hours ago, toltec said:

layers.jpg.8b0b1d6c36d5d0414fd6dee89d350b39.jpg

See the adjustment layers. Press Control and click on them, one by one.

selected.jpg.e8d3a9de299a18d71a0420cc765f58b2.jpg

Note: you must click on the layer name, not the layer thumbnail, (that does something else).

Press Ctrl + G to group.

group.jpg.9461053373fcec22c36e506fa9bc7f7e.jpg

Press Ctrl+ C to copy

Press Ctrl + V to paste in to the destination documents.

Sorted :)

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