You are joking. I might have a dozen images where I want to use a common set of some of the settings. Your approach would require a ton of really boring, imprecise work.
Sigi’s virtual copy method is way better, but it’s still a clumsy work-around. Even my proposal for using a preset is better. Your approach works fine if you have just two images and you only do this once.
Anyway, this post is not about presets; it’s about improving copying corrections. Right now, PL2 copies everything or only local adjustments. On a Mac, it apparently also has an option to copy only global adjustments (sadly, cropping is considered a global adjustment). Rather than increasing the number of options, what I’d suggest is something like this:
- Leave the copy/paste corrections as is.
- Add a new item for selectively pasting corrections. This would bring up a dialog that would allow settings to be enabled/disabled individually or as a block (e.g. Light, Color, Details, etc.).
- The next time you bring up the dialog, it would remember your last selection.
You could still use presets when they make sense. You could avoid the dialog if you didn’t care for it.
I’m getting the sense that some people argue against some features because they want other features to get more priority. Elsewhere, I read that PL2 has just 2 software developers, one for Windows and one for Macs. If this is true, I can understand the desperation, but really, just don’t vote for my feature. I’m sure the developers will do appropriate triage anyway, regardless of votes.
At this point, I’d be happy if I could avoid copying local adjustments and cropping.