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How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« on: May 04, 2016, 11:46:46 PM »

I just selected a handful of jpegs and did a right click and got a list of open  options with CC 2015, and CS5, but not Camera Raw. I think in the past I used to see camera Raw there.

My goal is just to do a small exposure tweak on a group of jpegs without it increasing the file size or name of the files. Possible? Thanks.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 06:07:38 AM »

If you have set ACR preferences jpeg handling to 'Automatically open all supported JPEGs', the jpeg file will open in ACR when you open them in PS.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 08:24:23 AM »

I think you can also open the folder in "Bridge" then select them all to open in ACR.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 11:02:43 PM »

Thanks L, yes Bridge, forgot about that! And people poo poo Bridge, we still need it!
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 10:24:00 AM »

If you have set ACR preferences jpeg handling to 'Automatically open all supported JPEGs', the jpeg file will open in ACR when you open them in PS.


This IMHO there is a bug! IF you select the ACR preference to open JPEGs or TIFFs in ACR, it does this. IF you select one JPEG. If you select more than one JPEG, it will not allow you to pick Camera Raw from the format dropdown. It should, opening all the JPEGs into ACR's thumbnails.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 03:18:19 PM »

Andrew, I don't think I set that actually, as normally I want to open in PS.

This started because in the Mac finder there is no right click open in ACR, so this is a good time to ask, why isn't that there? Why do I have to go to Bridge?
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 03:26:44 PM »

Andrew, I don't think I set that actually, as normally I want to open in PS.
This started because in the Mac finder there is no right click open in ACR, so this is a good time to ask, why isn't that there? Why do I have to go to Bridge?
Something isn't kosher here and I've reported this to Adobe and await a reply.
Someone on Windows confirmed that Photoshop when properly set, will open multiple JPEG's into ACR. Doesn't work for me on Mac. It does with Bridge so I'm trying to figure out why PS and Bridge don't operate the same; they should. Also, some JPEGs do show, in the Format dropdown: Camera Raw. IF I open them with the preferences set to do so, they do open in ACR. But other JPEG's do not, they show JPEG instead of Camera Raw in the format dropdown. Keep in mind, the preference shows "Automatically open JPEGs with settings" and it's the 'settings' part that gives me the idea that if previously edited in ACR or LR, it will open again in ACR if preference's are set. But here's the odd part, if I make a new, virgin JPEG, it doesn't show Camera Raw in the dropdown and will not open in ACR. Someone on Windows did the same test, it DID open in ACR. Also, if I use the Open in ACR setting in Bridge on this new JPEG, it opens in ACR as it should. So again, I think there's a bug here on Mac.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 04:26:07 PM »

Thanks Andrew, it is a bug or maybe it does not exist yet. Bottom line, on Mac in finder, where I open word, excel files etc., there is a folder of jpegs. Weather whole folder or individual jpegs — to open in ACR, you need Bridge as we speak. Right? Pity. Yeah, odd that you right click and ACR is not there, but it's there in Bridge.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 05:44:10 PM »

Weather whole folder or individual jpegs — to open in ACR, you need Bridge as we speak. Right?
Not if the JPEG's have been edited in ACR/LR previously which is really odd. IOW, when I use the Open dialog, IF I see Camera Raw listed instead of JPEG (indicating the JPEGs have been 'touched' by ACR/LR), select both and open, I get both in ACR. IF when I use the Open dialog I see JPEG listed, they both open in Photoshop proper. This isn't what the fellow using Windows reported. He states that no matter what he does, even if the JPEG is just created from PS, all JPEGs open in ACR when the preference is set to do so. That makes me think there's a bug or issue on Mac OS.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 09:00:00 PM »

I'm on a mac. With PS Camera Raw preferences set to 'Automatically open all supported jpegs' I can select a bunch of virgin jpegs in the finder, drag them on to the PS dock icon, and they will all open in ACR.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 09:01:23 PM »

I'm on a mac. With PS Camera Raw preferences set to 'Automatically open all supported jpegs' I can select a bunch of virgin jpegs in the finder, drag them on to the PS dock icon, and they will all open in ACR.
Odd, I'll have to wait on Adobe then to see if there's something amiss with my setup. Thanks.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 09:10:53 PM »

I'm not up to date. OSX 10.9.5 and CS6.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 10:17:03 PM »

Elliot, I'm not testing that because I prefer pjegs to open in preview generally. 90% of the time I'm not editing jpegs I just want a quick preview in preview. I drop them on Photoshop to open in Photoshop when the need arises. There is no such thing as a ACR app to drop them on so I right click, open with,  but ACR is not there. I think I just got the reply... "ACR is a PS plugin, hosted by PS or Bridge.  It is not an independent program that you can select in Finder."
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2016, 08:06:58 AM »

Elliot, I'm not testing that because I prefer jpegs to open in preview generally.

You're welcome not to test it, but it does what you asked for in your original post, and jpegs will still open in Preview when you double-click them. On my system, this is the easiest way to edit a bunch of jpegs or tiffs in ACR.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2016, 05:19:13 PM »

Thanks Elliot, good point, I'll keep this in mind. Actually, sometimes, I drag jpegs into PS, and I'm not sure I always want ACR to be the opener for them.. but, maybe I should change my mindset on that? Why do you always want your jpegs to open in ACR?
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2016, 07:26:50 PM »

I mostly DON'T want my jpegs to open in ACR. I want them to open in PS. But a couple of times of year I have to batch some jpegs through ACR - then I switch PS's Camera Raw preferences from 'Automatically open JPEGs with settings' to 'Automatically open all supported JPEGs'.  After dragging my chosen jpegs onto the PS icon in the dock, and processing them in ACR, I'll try to remember to switch back the PS Camera Raw preferences so that the next jpegs I process open up in PS and not ACR.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2016, 07:29:25 PM »

I mostly DON'T want my jpegs to open in ACR. I want them to open in PS. But a couple of times of year I have to batch some jpegs through ACR - then I switch PS's Camera Raw preferences from 'Automatically open JPEGs with settings' to 'Automatically open all supported JPEGs'. 
Assuming you're on a modern version of Photoshop, perhaps ACR as a filter?
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2016, 07:38:07 PM »

I'm on an ancient version of Photoshop - CS6. But I'm very comfortable doing it the way I've described.
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2016, 08:37:47 PM »

Thanks Elliot:

And then from ACR,  you use the Save image Button on the bottom left, and save to a new folder? That is new to me, I've always clicked Done on lower right, and just overwritten the jpegs, which is probably stupid. But if you are on anything other than jpegs, Tiffs, Raws, then Done is ok, correct?

Rodney, I just got on board CC, how does the filter work? It's quicker/ easier than Elliot's method?
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Re: How do I open a folder of jpegs in camera raw?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2016, 01:11:31 PM »

Rodney, I just got on board CC, how does the filter work? It's quicker/ easier than Elliot's method?
It will only operate on one image at a time, however, you do not need to futz with the ACR preferences (on and off). For the occasional image you wish to edit that's currently open in PS, you access this from the Filter Menu. And you can do this with documents other than TIFF or JPEG of course and on individual layers.
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