Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening and viewing your raw photographs, part of Photoshop CC for Photographers: Camera Raw 9 Fundamentals.
- In this movie, we'll be taking a look at how we can open up our raw files inside of Adobe Camera Raw and we'll also explore how we can work in what's called full screen mode. All right. Well, let's begin here in Photoshop. Let's navigate to the File pull-down menu. To open up files in Camera Raw, it's as simple as going to File and Open. When we click on this menu item, it will take us to a dialogue where we can navigate to a folder where we have some raw files. You can see I've navigated to the Exercise Files folder, then a subfolder titled 01-Getting Started.
Now, your raw files may have different extensions. Maybe if you shoot Nikon, it's NEF, or Cannon CR2, or there's an Adobe format DNG. All of these different raw file formats will work. And, what you simply want to do here is select an image. Here, I'll select Surfer.dng. Then, click on the Open button and it will open this image up inside of Adobe Camera Raw. Now before we get carried away with the interface and the tools and all of the settings, here I simply want to highlight a really important button which will allow you to launch and work with Adobe Camera Raw in full screen mode.
You'll notice that we can still see through to some of the Photoshop pull-down menus in the background here. To cover all of that up and to open up more space for Camera Raw, you want to click on this icon right here. When you click on that, it allows you to toggle to full screen mode so you are taking up the entire screen so that you can really focus in on your work here in Adobe Camera Raw. All right. Well, now that we've talked about how we can work with raw files, go ahead and leave this open because in the next movie, we'll pick up where we're leaving off here.
In that movie, we'll talk about how we can work with other file formats as well.
- Opening images in Camera Raw
- Improving under- and overexposure
- Recovering shadow and highlight detail
- Correcting white balance
- Improving clarity, vibrance, and saturation
- Processing multiple images at once
- Cropping and recomposing
- Making strong black-and-white images
- Creating panoramas and HDR images
- Reducing unwanted noise
- Sharpening portraits