nittaya wrote in post #16369235
i do not know if lr5 can do batch processing or not . i have very old version lr3. there is one another raw converter "phase one's capture one pro 6" it can do that . that is to say you can make adjustment such as white balance, saturaion, contrast etc and apply them to a batch of pictures (raw/jepg). but this raw converter is very expensive. it is popular
with those who do portrait photography. i have used it as well but i feel the difference between the quality whether you use lr or dxo etc is so little that (unless one is pixel peep)
is not worth bothering about.
Lightroom has always done batch processing, there are several ways to "do" it, and LR makes it quick and easy to do!
With Photoshop/Bridge/Camera Raw there are also different approaches to batch processing, but many of us like to stay with Lightroom (and the integrated interface) if possible, without resorting to the complexities of Photoshop.
A quick way that I typically do the batch processing in Lightroom is to work on one photo from a batch/set, doing the "Basic" adjustments and any others that I'll want to "apply" to the set. Then, I'll select the whole set (with the first "master" photo staying as the "active" image. From there, in the Develop module, the first button in the lower right panel by default is "Synch". Click that and you can pick and choose which settings you want to apply to the batch of selected photos.
An alternative that can be nice to work with: there is a little icon next to the Synch button that you can click and "Synch" becomes "Auto Synch". With this setting, if you have the set selected, in the first "master" image you do an edit (and "activate" it/press Enter/Return if needed) that adjustment will be automatically applied to all the selected photos. Play with it! But, if you have that "on" and do "local" adjustments (crop, spot removal, local adjustment brushes, etc) then your results may not make you happy, so at that point I try to remember to click the function back to "Synch"!