Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Leveraging Camera Raw during the import process, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Photo Restoration.
Here we have four images that were shot with a DSLR in RAW mode, and so these have been converted to DNG or Digital Negative. And this is great, because as soon as I select these, click on them, it's going to launch Adobe Camera Raw. This is a really friendly inroad. It's really easy to use, and the other great thing about Camera Raw is it's really powerful. There are things that I can do here that I can't do anywhere in Photoshop, and we'll talk about those more in depth, but it's want to show you really quickly what the real power here is. So, say I adjust the temperature a bit here, and again, that's something I can't do in Photoshop.
What's great is if I select all of those images and I synchronize them, they are now all going to match. The characteristics of that one image have passed over to the others. In a moment, I'll show all of the power of Camera Raw and how that works in what we're going to do with our restoration, but let's assume you don't have a RAW file. Let's assume that maybe you, worse case, have something off of your phone. So here is a JPEG that came off of my iPhone, and I want to pass that through Camera Raw as well. I want all those same benefits. So the trick here is to come into our Camera Raw Preferences and come down to the JPEG and TIFF handling and tell it go ahead and open all supported JPEGs.
Go ahead and open all supported TIFFs too, because there is a pretty good chance that if you're coming off of a scanner or even a high-end DSLR, you might have it set to TIFFs, and we want to move everything through Camera Raw as our first step. So now, when we open a JPEG, that's going to launch Camera Raw. And I have all of those same controls with my non-RAW file. Now, this is really great because I could mix RAW and non-RAW files. I can leverage presets that apply to multiple files. This is a really quick and easy way to work with sources from a variety of different cameras, and it's a really powerful way to bring images into Photoshop.
It's a great place to get started.
- Scanning or photographing prints
- Understanding the role of Adobe Camera Raw in photo restoration
- Correcting color and tone
- Saving time with cropping
- Removing dust and scratches
- Repairing missing pieces and torn corners
- Recovering lost detail
- Colorizing a photo
- Borrowing content within the same photo
- Archiving images