When working on images that were captured at a similar time, it is likely that similar adjustments can be applied to all of the images in that group. In that case, it may be beneficial to apply Styles and any individual adjustments at the same time (i.e., simultaneously to both the primary variant and selected variants).
Styles can be quickly copied between images using the usual copy and apply commands (i.e., from the contextual menu, the Adjustments menu, and from the Copy icon in the toolbar). In addition to applying Styles, any individual adjustments made to the primary variant are also copied to the selected images.
When you want to copy only the Style (and no other adjustments accidentally), you can copy it directly to the Adjustments Clipboard using the Copy to Clipboard option from the tool's Action menu. Only one may be copied at a time as selecting another replaces it in the clipboard.
Although a quick global Copy and Apply can be used without using the Adjustments Clipboard tool, it is useful when copying Styles to verify the adjustments. While highly specific settings for tools such as exposure, white-balance color, crop, and certain metadata are included, you can use the Adjustments Clipboard to deselect them if you don’t want them to be saved in a Style.
- Select an image in the browser with the Style or stacked Styles applied that you want to copy. Note that the image may include individual adjustments in addition to Styles.
- To copy all the adjustments, go to the Adjustments Clipboard (which may be either blank initially or showing a list of settings if used recently) and press Copy. Alternatively, to copy only the Style (or Preset), click on the Action menu button (... icon) in the header bar of the Adjustments Clipboard tool, select Copy to Clipboard and then select the required Style or Preset.
- Deselect any adjustments that are not required, particularly specific items such as white balance, exposure, noise reduction, ratings, tags and keywords, if you want to create a general-purpose User Style.
- To keep the Styles data separate from other adjustments when copying between images, make sure the Include Style Name option in the tool's Action menu is enabled with a check-mark. Styles data remains visible and editable. If unchecked, Styles data is merged with other adjustments, making subsequent editing or removal of individual Styles impractical.
- Select the images you want to apply the Styles and any individual adjustments to in the Browser, using the Cmd/Ctrl key (Mac OS/Windows).
- To apply the adjustments from the Adjustments Clipboard, press Apply.
- The selected images will have the Styles and any additional adjustments applied to them.
- As an option, save the combination as a User Style.