February 8, 2017

Opening JPEGs Automatically in Camera Raw

Here’s a quick post that some of you might enjoy.  I know a lot of you are big fans of Adobe Lightroom for most of your file handling and we can open your images in Camera Raw easily. I use Lightroom for certain things and Photoshop for others. I’ve always been a big fan of Photoshops Bridge, so when I want to open a JPEG or TIFF file in Camera Raw, I’ll just hit the Camera Raw button on the top menu bar to open my images up. Easy right?  But, did you know you could open any JPEG or TIFF in Camera Raw for you automatically without going into Lightroom, Photoshop or the Bridge?

It’s actually pretty easy to set it up to do this for you. When you’re in Photoshop CC, go up to the Edit drop-down menu and scroll down to Preferences (all the way at the bottom) and choose Camera Raw. When the Camera Raw dialog box opens, you’ll notice down near the bottom a section called JPEG and TIFF handling. From the JPEG pop-up menu just choose “Automatically Open All Supported JPEGs” and then click OK. You can do the same for the TIFF files below that, or just leave that alone and go up to the top of that dialog box and choose OK.

Now, your JPEG images will open automatically in Camera Raw for personal processing before you ever open them in Lightroom or Photoshop.  Nice huh?
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