How to open images in Photoshop Camera Raw

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In this write-up, we share with you why it is important and how to open images in Photoshop camera raw.

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Camera Raw is a strong image manipulator and editor in Photoshop that every graphic designer and photographer should be using now.  In order to produce quality and eye-catching images either for a client or adverts for your business, you should learn how to treat raw images straight from your camera, and the best way to do that is by using Camera Raw. Images in Photoshop camera raw are professional and just what the client needs.

Today I will show you how to easily install presets in Photoshop camera raw and also different ways of opening images in Photoshop camera raw. They are simple steps to follow, incorporated with clear images that can visually show you what’s happening.


Steps to open images in Photoshop Camera Raw

Double-click the image you intend to load with Photoshop Camera Raw. In this case, Photoshop shouldn’t already be running. Your computer will launch it and then open the Camera Raw window.


This can be done by pressing Ctrl + Click (Mac) or Right-Click (Windows) on the file and then choose Open with > Adobe Photoshop CS6. This will open Photoshop if it’s not already open and then open the Camera Raw window.

Camera Raw was originally made to process photos taken in raw format; therefore, double-clicking on a raw image on your computer it will automatically launch Photoshop and open the image within Camera Raw.

Open images in Photoshop Camera Raw from Photoshop or Bridge

In addition to the previous method to open images in Photoshop camera Raw, this one seems too simple, however. You can open a raw, JPEG and TIFF files from Adobe Photoshop or Bridge directly.

For Adobe Bridge, Click once on any image Raw, JPEG or TIFF, then press Ctrl + R (Windows) or Cmd + R (Mac). Or Activate an image in the Content panel and then choose File > “Open in Camera Raw
  • For Adobe Photoshop, navigate to Photoshop’s File menu; choose Open As. Browse through your folders to find the JPEG or TIFF image you want.
  • Click on the file you’re interested in, and then change the pop-up menu at the bottom right to Camera Raw, then click Open.

For Mac users, From Photoshop’s File menu, choose Open. The Open dialog appears.

Browse through your folders to find the JPEG or TIFF image you want. Click on the file you want. In the Format pop-up menu at the bottom it will say JPEG (or TIFF if you chose a TIFF file), now click on that menu, and then choose Camera Raw. Then click the Open button and your image will open in Camera Raw.

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How to Make JPEGs and TIFFs Always Open In Camera Raw

It’s tiresome to always specify that you want to open your images in camera Raw yet it’s possible to make it default for future workings. However, this is recommended for photographers rather than graphics designers.

1.      Go to Photoshop > Preferences > Camera Raw (Mac) or Edit > Preferences > Camera Raw (Windows)

2.       At the bottom of the Camera Raw Preferences dialog, under JPEG and TIFF Handling, set both JPEG and TIFF to Automatically Open All Supported JPEGs and Automatically Open all Supported TIFFs, respectively.

3.       Click OK. Note that this change won’t kick in until the next time you start Photoshop.

You can open multiple files in Camera Raw from either Bridge or Photoshop, and you can apply the same edits to multiple files simultaneously. With this technique, you can cover a lot of work within a short time

1.       In Bridge, open the folder holding your photos.

2.       Shift + Click all the images you want.

3.       Choose File > Open In Camera Raw.

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Your images open in Camera Raw. Notice the film strip along the left side. Choose any photo to edit by simply clicking on the thumbnail.


Hopefully, you are now ready to edit your pictures in Camera Raw for high-quality picture quality.