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Another way that you can speed up your workflow is to work with multiple images in Camera Raw at one time. So with the two images that the tile selected lets use command R or control R in order to see them and work with them in Camera Raw. Now you'll notice over here on the left side we can see the thumb nails for both of the images. The one that's selected, obviously is the one with the blue line and it's the one that we can see in the preview area. If I want to select the other image, all I need to do is click on it to select it. Now depending on what it is that you are going to do to an image, you can either work with one image at a time and then synchronize your changes to the second image.
Or you can select both images at one time by just clicking on both of the thumbnails while holding the Cmd key on the Mac, the Ctrl key on Windows and then making your changes. So you'll notice, for example, that now, if I change my temperature slider up to the right, both of the previews here change, so not only am I affecting the most selected image, the one I'm seeing here, but I'm also affecting the other one. So let's go ahead and use Cmd-Z, or Ctrl-Z on Windows, in order to undo that. Now when I move any of the sliders, the sliders are an absolute value.
So if I were to change the exposure for one image, I'm going to get the exact same exposure change in the other. But if I wanted to have Camera Raw give me kind of an auto correction, that I can go ahead and do by simply clicking on the auto button. And you'll notice that the adjustments that Camera Raw made to this first image are very different from the adjustments that it made to the second image. So again, if you move a specific slider with both images selected you'll move the slider the same absolute amount.
But if you use something like and auto control, then Camera Raw will calculate that differently for each image. Alright, if I want to just make a change to this image, because I think the auto command was a little too harsh and made us a little too bright, I'll just back off on auto for a moment. Now, if I decide again that I want to make a change to, both images, but say I forget to select the other image. Well lets make the change. Lets go to my post crop vignetting and lets go ahead and add a vignette here, we'll add a feather and now I realize that I want to apply this vignette to my second image as well. Then I'll hold down the Cmd key or the Ctrl Key and I'll select that second image and then I'll click the Synchronize option.
I can tell Camera Raw what it is that I want to sycnhronize, either by selecting from these presets here or by just clicking on and off the check next to the option that I want it to synchronize. We'll click OK and you can see that the top image has now also had that same vignette applied. When I click, Done, you'll notice that the updates are made and the preview changes in Bridge. Now, let's just return back to camera raw for one moment. I'll use Cmd + R or Ctrl + R to bring both of these images in at one time. Because I just want to show you, that if you do make some corrections to an image, let's say for example.
I increase the temperature here and then we scoot over to the effects and I decide that I want to add a little bit of grain and maybe make a lighter venue instead of a darker vingnette. Well, if I've been working along, and I decide that, I really want to just reset this file now, but I don't want to reset it to the very beginning. I don't want to use the flyout menu here and go to my Camera Raw defaults. Instead, I just want to reset it to the point where it was when I came in from Bridge to Camera Raw, for the second time.
If that's the case, I can hold down the Option key or the Alt key, and you'll notice that the Cancel button changes to Reset, so now I can click the Reset button, but it's only going to reset it back to the point in time where I entered the Camera Raw dialogue box for the second time. Of course I could have just clicked cancel, but that would have taken me back to Bridge. If I wanted to reset and continue working, the best way to do it is to hold down that Option key in order to change cancel to reset. Now in this case we are actually finished, so I'll go ahead and click Done.
But now that you know how to work with multiple images at once in Camera Raw, your on your way to being much more productive.
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