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Opening JPEGs and TIFFs in Bridge

From: Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: Camera Raw 7

Video: Opening JPEGs and TIFFs in Bridge

As I mentioned previously, one of the advantages of working with Adobe Camera Raw is that it allows you to apply non-destructive adjustments to your photographs and you can do so really quickly. You never have to wait for render or save time. Well, you can also apply these same adjustments to non-Raw files as well. And here we are going to take a look at some of the considerations when working with JPG, TIF, or when you want to try to work with PSD files. All right! Well, let's start off with this picture here. If we want to open this up in Adobe Camera Raw, we can either use our shortcut, which is Cmd+R in a Mac or Ctrl+R on Windows, or you can go to the File pull-down menu and then simply choose Open in Camera Raw.

Opening JPEGs and TIFFs in Bridge

As I mentioned previously, one of the advantages of working with Adobe Camera Raw is that it allows you to apply non-destructive adjustments to your photographs and you can do so really quickly. You never have to wait for render or save time. Well, you can also apply these same adjustments to non-Raw files as well. And here we are going to take a look at some of the considerations when working with JPG, TIF, or when you want to try to work with PSD files. All right! Well, let's start off with this picture here. If we want to open this up in Adobe Camera Raw, we can either use our shortcut, which is Cmd+R in a Mac or Ctrl+R on Windows, or you can go to the File pull-down menu and then simply choose Open in Camera Raw.

Now, here, this file is opened in Camera Raw and what I am going to do is make a few adjustments, perhaps modifying the overall Contrast here, or Clarity, or Vibrance or Saturation. Once you've processed a JPG file or a TIF file for that matter, something interesting kind of happens. Let's click Done in order to apply those settings. Well, now back here in Bridge, if we double click this file, rather than this JPG opening up in Photoshop, it will then reopen inside of Camera Raw. Now, why is that? Why does this JPG file go to Camera Raw rather than Photoshop? Well, it goes there because of a default preference.

Let me show you where that is. If you navigate to the Bridge pull-down menu and then select Camera Raw Preferences. At the base of the Camera Raw Preferences, it has a few preferences where you can specify how to handle JPG or TIF files. The default option is to Automatically open JPGs with settings. In other words, if you have opened a file up in Camera Raw and applied a few settings, well then, the next time you double-click that file, it will go straight to Camera Raw, as we just saw.

If you don't like this preference, you have a few other options. One is to Disable JPG support. If you don't ever want to use Camera Raw with your JPG or TIF files, you could choose that option. Or you could use to Automatically open all supported JPGs. In other words, regardless of whether or not you have opened those up previously in Camera Raw, they will go straight to Camera Raw. In my own workflow, I like to leave the default setting on, because I don't process every JPG file inside of Camera Raw rather I just process a few select images, and so in that case this option works well.

The same thing is true with my TIF files. Often I have layered TIF files, maybe it's a creative project that I've been working on, every time I double-click that, I don't want it to go to Camera Raw, I want it to go to Photoshop, so I leave this default setting on so that it will only open up those TIF files which have been in Camera Raw and been processed with Camera Raw settings. Well, let's go ahead and click OK and go back to the Adobe Bridge. Let's take a look at another technique that we can use for opening up a TIFF or a JPG in Camera Raw, and that is by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking.

Here we can go ahead and select this option, Open in Camera Raw, and you can see it then will open up this image here. All right! Well, let's click Cancel and then go to our Photoshop document. This was a creative project from another one of my Photoshop training titles, and if we right-click or Ctrl+click, you'll notice there isn't an option for Open in Camera Raw. If we go to the File pull-down menu, Open in Camera Raw is grayed out. So what's the deal? Well you can't open and work with PSD files in Adobe Camera Raw.

If you wanted to, you would need to open this up inside of Photoshop and then resave it in a different file format. For example, we could go ahead and double-click this file to open it up inside of Photoshop here. Next, we could choose File, and then select Save As, and rather than saving this out as a PSD file, I'll choose one of our supported file formats, that's TIF or JPG. Because I want this one to be uncompressed, I am going to choose TIF, and then here we'll click Save.

After having saved this file, we can go to the File pulldown menu and then choose Browse in Bridge. And by doing that you can see that now here in Bridge I have this TIF file and if we right-click or Ctrl+click, you can see I now can Open in Camera Raw, or I can do that by going to the pull-down menu, or of course we can now use that shortcut. So I just wanted to highlight that so that you now know how you can open and access these different file formats, whether you're interested in processing JPG or TIF files.

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Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: Camera Raw 7

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  1. 9m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Should I use Camera Raw or Photoshop?
      3m 22s
    3. What is Adobe Camera Raw?
      3m 45s
    4. Using the exercise files
      54s
  2. 21m 13s
    1. An overview of Bridge and Bridge preferences
      3m 19s
    2. Setting Camera Raw preferences
      3m 9s
    3. Exploring RAW vs. JPEG or TIFF files
      4m 3s
    4. Choosing a native raw file or a digital negative (DNG)
      4m 25s
    5. Converting or saving to the DNG format
      6m 17s
  3. 29m 36s
    1. Project overview: cover photo shoot
      1m 33s
    2. Auto-toning and correcting white balance
      2m 19s
    3. Cropping and composing
      3m 21s
    4. Enhancing color and tone
      2m 44s
    5. Removing distractions
      3m 58s
    6. Sharpening and noise reduction
      2m 59s
    7. Converting to black and white
      2m 11s
    8. Adding a vignette
      1m 45s
    9. Making a localized correction
      2m 53s
    10. Creating snapshots of memorable looks
      2m 1s
    11. Re-editing camera raw settings
      1m 38s
    12. Working with multiple adjustments
      2m 14s
  4. 15m 2s
    1. Navigating the interface and the toolbar
      2m 15s
    2. Exploring image-adjustment tabs and panels
      1m 32s
    3. Using the histogram
      5m 12s
    4. Previewing the before and after of different adjustments
      2m 43s
    5. Working with multiple files
      3m 20s
  5. 29m 28s
    1. Opening raw files in Bridge
      4m 35s
    2. Opening JPEGs and TIFFs in Bridge
      4m 43s
    3. How to open a photo in Photoshop and skip Camera Raw
      1m 47s
    4. Accessing Camera Raw from Mini Bridge
      3m 9s
    5. Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options
      6m 35s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object
      3m 3s
    7. Saving from Camera Raw
      3m 17s
    8. Creating a duplicate file
      2m 19s
  6. 11m 19s
    1. Recomposing with the Crop tool
      2m 58s
    2. Clarifying your voice by cropping
      3m 20s
    3. Straightening and cropping
      2m 54s
    4. Cropping creatively
      2m 7s
  7. 9m 9s
    1. Improving color balance
      4m 21s
    2. Color correcting with white balance cards
      1m 48s
    3. Using the White Balance tool and controls
      3m 0s
  8. 18m 32s
    1. Deconstructing the basic adjustments
      3m 33s
    2. Correcting overexposure
      2m 52s
    3. Correcting underexposure
      3m 13s
    4. Making exposure enhancements
      2m 52s
    5. Recovering highlight and shadow detail
      3m 38s
    6. A speed tip for making basic adjustments
      2m 24s
  9. 14m 14s
    1. Demystifying Clarity
      2m 36s
    2. Increasing Clarity
      3m 52s
    3. Understanding Vibrance and Saturation
      1m 50s
    4. Improving color with Vibrance
      3m 52s
    5. Making creative color adjustments
      2m 4s
  10. 11m 48s
    1. Learning about the parametric and point-tone curves
      4m 4s
    2. Using the parametric-tone curve
      2m 19s
    3. Using the point-tone curve
      3m 22s
    4. Creating a unique color look with the point-tone curve
      2m 3s
  11. 15m 38s
    1. Introducing the Spot Removal tool
      3m 42s
    2. Removing distracting background elements
      3m 12s
    3. Removing blemishes on a face
      3m 29s
    4. Removing dust on the lens or the camera sensor
      2m 58s
    5. Removing red-eye
      2m 17s
  12. 51m 20s
    1. Introducing the Adjustment Brush
      6m 18s
    2. Correcting exposure
      6m 23s
    3. Working with Auto Mask
      4m 16s
    4. Changing the background color
      4m 30s
    5. Changing the color temperature
      3m 15s
    6. Making multiple color and tone adjustments
      5m 47s
    7. Enhancing the color, tone, and sharpness of the eyes
      5m 11s
    8. Whitening teeth
      3m 20s
    9. Brightening shadows and darkening highlights
      2m 51s
    10. Creating a black-and-white effect
      5m 36s
    11. Removing moiré patterns
      2m 19s
    12. Creating Adjustment Brush presets
      1m 34s
  13. 10m 0s
    1. Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter tool
      4m 7s
    2. Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter tool
      3m 0s
    3. Exploring creative effects with the Graduated Filter tool
      2m 53s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Exploring noise reduction
      3m 27s
    2. Applying input sharpening
      4m 9s
    3. Using the Basic and Detail panels together
      3m 33s
    4. Edge sharpening an architectural photograph
      2m 14s
  15. 12m 53s
    1. Introducing HSL
      2m 8s
    2. Enhancing color and tone
      2m 7s
    3. Using the Basic and HSL panels together
      2m 24s
    4. Removing colors with HSL
      3m 1s
    5. Making color changes
      3m 13s
  16. 21m 57s
    1. Using the black-and-white controls
      1m 44s
    2. Exploring simple black-and-white conversion
      6m 17s
    3. Using multiple panels to create a black-and-white image
      6m 17s
    4. Creating a dramatic black-and-white landscape
      7m 39s
  17. 11m 1s
    1. Exploring traditional black-and-white toning
      3m 19s
    2. Adding split toning to color photographs
      3m 49s
    3. Creative toning of a color photo
      3m 53s
  18. 16m 49s
    1. Removing extreme distortion with a lens profile
      2m 2s
    2. Working with the manual Lens Correction controls
      2m 33s
    3. Improving a portrait with lens corrections
      3m 26s
    4. Adding a darkening vignette effect
      1m 28s
    5. Combining lens corrections with creative cropping
      3m 35s
    6. Adding distortion for a creative effect
      2m 29s
    7. Correcting chromatic aberration and defringing
      1m 16s
  19. 15m 10s
    1. Understanding the effects controls
      7m 8s
    2. Adding film grain and darkening edges
      3m 56s
    3. Cropping and brightening edges
      2m 32s
    4. Creating a defined edge
      1m 34s
  20. 9m 29s
    1. Introducing the Camera Calibration panel
      3m 41s
    2. Creative color with the Camera Calibration controls
      3m 25s
    3. Exploring camera calibration resources
      2m 23s
  21. 5m 14s
    1. Introducing presets
      3m 19s
    2. Exploring free and fun ACR presets
      1m 55s
  22. 10m 19s
    1. Quick raw processing of multiple files
      2m 21s
    2. Applying raw processing in Bridge
      2m 34s
    3. Recording an action
      3m 37s
    4. Batch processing multiple images
      1m 47s
  23. 7m 52s
    1. A creative color mini-project
      5m 12s
    2. Using Camera Raw controls in a non-traditional way
      2m 40s
  24. 6m 24s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 25s
    2. Camera Raw and Lightroom
      4m 19s
    3. Goodbye
      40s

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