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This course provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 7, the Photoshop CS6 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate raw format images. Raw images are minimally processed in the camera; they're effectively the exact data recorded by the camera's sensor. Author Chris Orwig shows you how to control a raw image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, and sharpness—with far more precision than is possible with JPEG images. The course also introduces the new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues associated with raw content, so that photographers can best leverage this powerful format.
As you start working with Adobe Camera Raw, you'll soon discover that there will be times when you're working on one or more photographs and you'll want to save those images out in a different file format. Well, let's take a look at how we can do that here. We will go ahead and open up this image by pressing Cmd+R on a Mac or Ctrl+R on Windows. In order to save this file out in a new way, we can click on this Save Image button. And let's say that what we want to do is we want to save this file as a smaller JPG. In order to do that we will go through these options.
We will Save this in the Same Location. We can change the Document Name if we want to by clicking on this menu here. I will leave the name just as is. Next, if we go down to Format, rather than Digital Negative, I am going to choose JPG, TIF, or Photoshop. Let's go ahead and choose JPG. In doing that I can choose to include certain Metadata, perhaps just like the Copyright, but let's say if our intent is to perhaps send or give this image to a client or a friend. Next, we have Quality setting, we can choose that from clicking on this menu or just by typing in a number. All right! Well, if I go ahead and click Save right now, what would happen is it would create a JPG, but it would create a really gigantic JPG. Why is that? Well, it's going to use whatever image size we dialed in, in our Workflow Options.
There is no way to change that here. So if we want to create a smaller JPG before we go to Save Options, what we need to do is go back to our Workflow Options. Inside of Workflow Options we can then choose to resize the photograph. Next, click OK. And then now when we go to save image and we select the option for JPG, what it will do is it will create that JPG at those Workflow Options settings which we dialed in previously. All right! Well, let's go ahead and save this file out.
Here we will click Save, and then we'll click Cancel or Done in order to exit Camera Raw. Back inside of Bridge we can scroll down, and if we click on this new JPG file, what you'll see in our Metadata panel here is that this file was saved out at these dimensions, it's now much smaller, and it's now obviously a JPG file. So as you can see, you can use your Workflow Options and also that Save button to save your files out in different file sizes and also in different file formats.
Now, the last thing that I want to highlight here before we wrap things up is that your Workflow Options have built-in memory. In other words, if we go back to this file and reopen Camera Raw by pressing Cmd+R or Ctrl+R, you notice that it will remember the last Workflow Options that we dialed in. You just want to pay attention to that. Here I don't want to size down all of my files while I'm working in Camera Raw. So I need to take this back to that default or native size there. And then by doing that, Camera Raw will remember that, therefore when we open up our next image or images, those will then come in at this particular size.
So just know that, that these Workflow options, they have some built-in memory. All right! Well, after having made that adjustment, let's go ahead and click Done in order to navigate back to the Bridge.
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