4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2013 10:40 AM by Suzie B.

    Opening in raw or not raw

    Suzie B.

      I am unable to open a jpg as a jpg once it has been opened——and NOT adjusted--- in raw. Neither can I open it as a jpg from within CS5 where it selects it from the Finder.

      Am I missing something or is this just the way CS5 has been designed?

       

      Suzie

        • 1. Re: Opening in raw or not raw
          Curt Y Level 7

          There are options to modify this behavior in Bridge.  Preferances/camera raw

          • 2. Re: Opening in raw or not raw
            Suzie B. Level 1

            What are the differences:

             

            automatically open JPEGS [TIFS] with settings

            automatically open all supported JPEGS [TIFFs] with settings

             

            disable JPEG [TIFF] support    seems to mean one cannot open them in raw

             

            By the way, I notice image settings are saved in Sidecar '.xmp' files. Is that preferable to Camera Raw database?

             

            I probably used .xmp because I used to do everything in digital negatives. Without grandchildren around, I take few pictures and they are tiffs or jpegs.

             

            I appreciate anything you can eliminate.

             

            Suzie

            • 3. Re: Opening in raw or not raw
              Curt Y Level 7

              If you open jpeg in ACR and click done you have edited it even though you have changed nothing.  It will then open in camera raw the next time.

               

              You can cancel these settings on highlighted image with edit/develp settings/clear settings.  It will then open as a jpeg.

               

              If you open jpeg in ACR and click cancel it will open as a jpeg as no edit was made.

               

              THe XMP is preferable to database as the latter is more susceptible to file contamination.

               

              Hope this is helpful or the correct answer. 

              • 4. Re: Opening in raw or not raw
                Suzie B. Level 1

                Exactly the information I need.

                 

                Many sincere thanks.

                 

                Suzie