3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2007 1:50 AM by PECourtejoie

    "Done" Button

      I'm a noob at using Camera Raw. I am using version 4.0 for Windows.

      I wanted to know what the "Done" Button does. Does it overwrite the original image? or does it make a seperate backup somewhere?

      Also, when I select the cropping area, is there any way to see how the cropped image looks without seeing the other portions of the image?

      Thanks

      Ian
        • 1. Re: "Done" Button
          PECourtejoie Adobe Community Professional
          I typed "camera raw done" in Photoshop's help (hit F1), there was only one hit. I scrolled down, and found this info:
          b Done
          closes the Camera Raw dialog and stores file settings either in the camera raw database or as a sidecar XMP file.

          So, what does this mean? that the file itseft is not touched at all (that's one of the main points of using raw), but that all the development settings are stored either in a database, or inside a file that can travel with your raw file.
          • 2. Re: "Done" Button
            Level 1
            Or, if DNG is being used, the equivalent of the XMP sidecar is stored in the DNG file instead.
            • 3. Re: "Done" Button
              PECourtejoie Adobe Community Professional
              Indeed, a very good advantage of that format.

              Also, update to Camera Raw 4.1 to get all the changes explained here:
              http://www.photoshopnews.com/2007/05/31/about-camera-raw-41/

              See also some primers about Digital Imaging and Raw files: http://www.adobe.com/digitalimag/ps_pro_primers.html