Annotations made to an image can be copied to others but this is not possible by default using the global copy command. To enable the copying for a one-off action, the Annotations option must be actively selected from the Adjustments Clipboard, similar to when copying the orientation of an image. Note that annotations are not additive, so they will be overwritten if copied to another already annotated image.
There are several methods you can use. The quickest one, if applying to multiple images (and the Edit Selected Variants option is already enabled), is to use the local Copy and Apply command. If you have not decided on the image or images to apply the annotations to (i.e., they are not already selected or they are but the Edit Selected Variants option is not yet enabled), then a combination of local and global Copy and Apply commands must be used.
- Add the annotation to an image.
- From the Annotations tool press the local Copy and Apply button (double-headed arrow icon) in the title bar and choose one of the following options:
- Copy - choose this to copy to the clipboard when you have not yet selected the image or images you want to apply the annotations to (i.e., if the Edit Selected Variants option is not already enabled). The annotations are copied to the clipboard (this includes both the local clipboard and global adjustments clipboard).
- Apply - to copy and apply to one or more images if the Edit Selected Variants option is already enabled. The annotations are copied to the selected images.
- If you selected Copy in step 2, select the image or images (when applying to multiple images, enable the Edit Selected Variants option) and press the Apply button in the main toolbar (downward slanting arrow icon) or the Apply button in the Adjustments Clipboard.
- The annotations are applied to the selected image or images.