Open JPEGs in Camera Raw
Adobe Camera Raw remains one of the easiest ways to edit RAW files but it can be used for JPEGs too. Aditya Nair shows you how.
For most photographs, the amount of control offered by ACR is enough to get the results you need. However, by default it opens only RAW files, while JPEGs open up in Photoshop directly (Note: In Photoshop CC, you can use ACR as a function from the Filter tab for JPEGs & TIFFs).
For Photoshop CS5 & CS6 users, this simple setting can make ACR the default for JPEGs without having to go through Adobe Bridge first.
Step 1: Change Preferences
Once you have opened Photoshop, go to Edit > Preferences and then select the Camera Raw option.
Step 2: Change the Formats Handling
On the pop up, there is a section called JPEG and TIFF Handling with drop down menus for both format. Change the JPEG Handling to ‘Automatically open all supported JPEGs’.
If you use a lot of TIFF files, you can do the same for the TIFF handling drop down as well.
That’s it you are done! Go ahead and try it out.
But What if I want to Open Only A Single Image?
Let’s say that you don’t want to set the default option to open JPEGs and TIFFs in Camera Raw all the time. However, there are only some occasions when you need to use ACR. Here’s what you do then.
Go to File > Open As. Click on the Open As drop down menu and select Camera Raw. That’s it, you are done. (You will have to this manually each time you want to open a JPEG or TIFF in ACR).Tags: photoshop CC, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Bridge, Photoshop Tutorial