Lightroom Video – Quick Develop Adjustments for Multiple Photos

This week’s video comes from a request I got on my Facebook page. It’s a pretty specific question and something that you’d normally think Lightroom doesn’t do. But when you learn about the Quick Develop loophole, it’s actually pretty cool. Enjoy!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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25 Comments

  1. Great tip, Matt! Thanks!

    –John

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  2. Now, if only they’d allow you to have “proportional” presets (presets that function like the Quick Develop tools)…

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  3. I never use Quick Develop but didn’t know about this feature – it should come in handy!

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  4. Why don’t I see a Quick Develop tab in the Library Module?
    I only see Keywording, Keyword List, Metadata, Comments.

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    • Right-click on any of the Library module headers (Keywords, Metadata…) and click to put a check box by whichever sections you want to hide/show. I’m guessing your Quick Develop is hidden.

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  5. Yay! One of the Lightroom mysteries revealed!

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  6. The correct term is “relative” not “proportional”. :)

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  7. Thanks for answering my question, I didn’t even think about using the Library module as an option for exposure editing.

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  8. Awesome Tip Matt :) i always wondered about the REAL use of these Settings in the Library!

    Thanks a lot!
    Marc

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  9. A useful tip. Perhaps future versions will make this possible in the develop module. Thanks.

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  10. Great tip, Matt! Thanks

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  11. Thanks! I have been wondering how to do that.
    I have never used the “quick develop” before.

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  12. Nice little tip there Matt.
    To be honest, maybe like most I just never find myself using the Quick Develop module but this is the first time I’ve ever really seen a use for it; nice one.

    Keep up the great work,
    All the best to you,
    Glyn

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  13. Awesome… I’ve been wondering if there was a slick way to do something like that before. This totally clears that up! Thanks!

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  14. Cool, not likely the intended use but a good one nonetheless.

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  15. Matt,I own a Nikon D90 and I hv a question.
    When I am shooting raw, does in-camera Exposure Compensation work? or it just doesn`t work like some other features you mention in the “Camera Calibration Profiles” previous Tutorial?

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  16. Hey Matt, I always teach this, demoed it this morning in fact on my UK tour!
    Keep up the good work.
    Sean

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  17. Matt,
    Great tip. I now can see how to use this for my photographs and save some time.
    Thanks.

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  18. Matt,

    great tip – maybe an additional info I already posted on our Lightroom-blog back here in germany: if somebody misses Sharpness and Saturation in the Quick Develop, just press the ‘Alt’ key and Clarity and Vibrance becomes Sharpness and Saturation!

    All the best!

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  19. This is very useful if you had processed photos on a mobile laptop and found that after plugging the power in the monitor settings changed. Typically the screen is darker when mobile. Now you can compensate all photo to the correct exposure.
    Thats great!

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  20. Handy. Always wanted to know, and now I do…!

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  21. For some reason my exposure info is not showing up. How can I get this info to show? Thanks

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