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Most likely you installed Camera Raw 3.7 into your version of CS3 beta. Don't do that.
Are you using ACR 4.0 Beta, or the latest version of ACR 4.0? (You say you are using CS3 Beta).
ACR 4.0 Beta doesn't have those tools. But it does have "Recover", "Fill", "Vibrance", etc.
The latest version of ACR 4.0, now available for download, works with CS3 Beta (and obviously with CS3); I'm in the UK and can't get my CS3 yet, so I'm working in this hybrid mode. It has these tools, and significant improvements compared to the Beta version in screen-layout and use.
I like it. (But I'm finding those tools a bit counter-intuitive at the moment! I'm sure that will change with practice).
(Whoops! My article crossed in the post with Thomas).
Thomas (or anyone else):
Be aware that the ACR 4.0 page says:
"Camera Raw 3.0 and greater is not compatible with Photoshop CS2".
Obvious that was supposed to be "... 4.0 ...". (I have seen the same statement repeated in blogs).
i knew it was something stupid like that, thanks it worked perfectly!
Thanks, Barry. I'll send that to the web folks.
Actually, it looks like it has already been updated.
I have CS3beta and ACR 4.0x168 but I have never seen this dust sensor tool I keep hearing about.
Does this tool exist in Beta Versions, or only in the newly released versions of CS3?
>I have never seen this dust sensor tool I keep hearing about.
It's called the Retouch tool. :)
It "senses" nothing. You find a sensor dust spot in an image and apply the retouch tools to all the images in that shoot in one fell swoop.
and, it's only in the final version of Camera Raw 4, not the beta...
> "You find a sensor dust spot in an image and apply the retouch tools to all the images in that shoot in one fell swoop"
How does that work? It is more like Photoshop's "Healing Brush" rather than the "Spot Healing Brush", (or "Clone Tool" for the other option), and needs a source. While the sensor dust will be in the same place throught, the appropriate source may change from shot to shot.
I can see that you can set the destination for all the shots at once, but don't you then have to go through all shots and individually tailor the source for each?
(Or have I missed something?)
>don't you then have to go through all shots and individually tailor the source for each?
"I can see that you can set the destination for all the shots at once, but don't you then have to go through all shots and individually tailor the source for each? "
No...here's the logic-as long as you don't actually MOVE the source, each image will have the source auto-selected while healing the destination. Pretty swift actually (thanks T & Z). If you DO move the source, then the moved source is used in all the images...so there's two way to play it. Let the auto-source select work and all the resulting images will be auto-source on a per image basis or select a custom source and all the images will then be manually set.
And, it work very well. It's conceivable that some images may need individual source selections moved...I've found it's useful to review images after the healing has been distributed to multiple images.
I've also found it's useful to segregate what is a repeating spot from a one image tweak. So, if you are shooting portraits for example, unless you have registration, the odds are that blemishes will need to be done on a shot by shot basis not done to one and distributed...since the odds of the blemish aligning frame to frame is nil.
So, do the shared healing amongst all the images where the same spot is in registration and then go back image by image for specific touches.
Thanks, Ramón and Jeff.
ACR 4.0 Beta was much better than ACR 3.x. Now ACR 4.0 (proper) is much better than ACR 4.0 Beta. It is a big learning curve!
> "do the shared healing amongst all the images where the same spot is in registration and then go back image by image for specific touches"
I learned that principle from Bruce's books!