You can open multiple images in Camera Raw and use the Batch Save function or in Bridge select the raw images and use Image Processor found in the Bridge Tools/Photoshop/Image Processor or create an action in Photoshop and use the Batch function...plenty of ways really...
Jeff Schewe wrote:
You can open multiple images in Camera Raw and use the Batch Save function .
Can you tell me where the Batch Save function is located? I've looked in ACR Preferences and every dropdown menu and can't find it.
In Camera Raw if you open more than a single image (filmstrip mode) you get a Save button on the lower left of the ACR delog...
Thanks. Yes, I see now. This is what you were discussing
on pages 136-137 of your RWCR-CS5 book. Neat!
The ACR Save function is way underutilized in my opinion...when you set up the save output and directory, hold down the option/alt key when selecting Save and you can bypass the dialog and quickly continue saving additional files. Very efficient...
One good use of the Save function, I've found, is to pre-convert raw files for making large panos.
Doing all the conversions as one step into .PSD files, then doing the File - Automate - Photomerge as a separate step seems to make it more likely Photoshop will complete the pano without problems. Not sure if there are resource conflicts or just more resources required overall to run both Camera Raw and Photomerge, but it's proving to be a good way to divide up the work from what I can see.