Easy Way to Apply Adjustments to Multiple Images

by Derrick Story

I made a bonehead mistake yesterday by shooting a series of landscape shots with the white balance set on "custom" from the night before. Fortunately, I shoot in Raw, so I was able to correct the blunder quickly in Aperture.

I begin my path to redemption by selecting the "Daylight" white balance preset that I created in the Adjustments HUD, then applying it to the first image in the series. With the photo still selected, I used Shift-CMD-C to copy my adjustment. Then I selected the other images in the series and used Shift-CMD-V to add the Daylight white balance setting to them.

Within just minutes, I've corrected an otherwise disasterous mistake that would have ruined my day back in the "Jpeg/destructive editing" dark years.


Daniel Mendez
2007-02-23 08:55:16
great tip on the shortcut. Aperture having so many cool features it is sometimes hard to remember the shortcuts. Is this the same as the lift and stamp? If not, how are they different?
2007-02-23 13:07:14
I Thank for this tip
2007-02-23 17:55:03
uh. This makes me want to shoot RAW. I really should do more testing on RAW w/ my LX1. But having to convert images is a hassle. I've hacked my system.
2007-02-24 09:02:44
This is essentially lift and stamp via the keyboard. I usually use this method for a first pass fix to a group of images, such as for white balance or sensor dust.