Editing pictures in CR2 and after applying a few hours of settings to one picture, I would want all my other pictures to have that same setting applied to. Possible? Is there a way around using the Camera Raw plugin in Photoshop?
You can sync all the settings (nondestructive one) in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) by selecting the image you edit, then select also all the images you want to apply and right click->Sync Setting. Or press Alt-S. Select what you want to sync (exposure, contrast, white balance, etc.) and press OK.
If you have open in ACR only the image in question just press Done and then open all the images you want to sync including edited one. Make sure the image in question have blue border around (to be source for settings). And then do the sync as described above.
There is NO WAY to batch edit CR2s having done the changes one one (and having a xmp file) without using Bridge.
It used to work like that before in Camera RAW, IT DOESN'T anymore. Do not loose time into trying to make it work like good old times, I guess that,s why there's Bridge. At least it's free. Thanks Adobe.
PS: Special thanks to Romeo trying to troubleshoot this!