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In Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6, Chris Orwig provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 6, the CS5 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate images in non-destructive and now even more efficient ways. This course covers the benefits of the raw processing, which makes it possible to more precisely control an image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, sharpness, and more—including new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues. Learn the entire Camera Raw workflow, from opening and resizing, toning and cropping, to sharpening and saving. Exercise files are included with the course.
After we finish processing our image in Adobe Camera Raw, we may be ready to simply save this file out. Now in order to do that, all that we need to do is to click on the Save button down here in the lower left-hand corner. That will open up our Save Options. You'll notice that these options are grouped into a few different areas: Destination, File Naming, and then Format. Let's take a look at each of these different areas. Well, Destination allows us to determine where we actually want to save the file. I should also point out that this works if you're working with one or more files.
In this case, just one image, so we'll select that same location. We can see that over here. Next, what about File Naming? Well, here we have a number of different options that we can choose. I'll go and select Document Name, and then I am going to append to this just a 1 Digit Serial Number, and that example will update with this new file naming convention. What about my Format? Well, down here if I click on this option, we have four options: Digital Negative, JPEG, TIFF or Photoshop. In my case, I just want to save a JPEG file, and I can then change the Quality from 0 to 10.
If you are not exactly sure what to do, click on this pulldown menu, and here you can make a selection between these different options. All right. Well, once we've done that, all that we need to do is to simply click on the Save button. That will then save or create this JPEG. Let's go ahead and do that. You'll see in Adobe Camera Raw, it's giving me a progress update here telling me it's saving that image. Once that update disappears, I know that it's been successfully saved. Let's click Cancel to exit out of this or Done. And then when we go back to this particular folder, we will see that we do indeed now have this new JPEG file. All right, great! Let's take a look at one more thing that we can do here.
If we go back to this particular file, and if we press Command+R or Ctrl+R to open it up inside of Camera Raw, we can also save our images a little bit more quickly. Let's say that what we want to do is use this exact same saved settings that we've dialed in. Click on this option here. It remembers all of the different settings that we've previously dialed in. Well, what we can then do is if we click Cancel, you can hold down the Option key on a Mac, Alt key on Windows.
It then changes this button to save without those dots. In other words, it's telling you it's not going to open up that dialog. By clicking now while holding Option or Alt, it's simply going to save the file as we can see so here. So in other words, it may be a good idea to click Save... Just dial in some of your typical preferences here, and then once you've done that, you won't need to work with that dialog as frequently, simply by pressing Option or Alt and then clicking on that button. All right. Well, let's go ahead and click Done here.
Let's go back to Adobe Bridge, and here you can see that it added a new file for me. In this case, it named it annika2, and now we've saved a couple of JPEGs from our original Raw file. I should also point out that we can do the same thing with our other file formats, for example, JPEG or TIFF files as well.
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