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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!



  1. KsPhoto 20 November, 2010 at 10:31 Reply

    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!

  2. Michael Mueller 17 November, 2010 at 09:44 Reply


    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!

  3. Nogueira 11 November, 2010 at 16:17 Reply

    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?

  4. Chet 11 November, 2010 at 12:08 Reply

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

  5. Glyn Dewis 11 November, 2010 at 08:37 Reply

    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,

  6. Brian Heiland 10 November, 2010 at 17:47 Reply

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

    • JasonP 13 November, 2010 at 17:43 Reply

      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.

  7. Jonah G 10 November, 2010 at 09:33 Reply

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

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