by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (2)


February 1, 2011

If you are going to need to resize a photograph significantly larger or smaller than it was originally captured, it is better (in theory) to use the Crop tool and the Workflow options in Adobe Camera Raw to interpolate up (resample) the photo as oppose to opening the file in Photoshop and then using the Image Size command to interpolate. This is because ACR does its resampling adaptively, based on the difference in size between the original image size (e.g., 5616) and the target image size (e.g., 2096). So, although there will be slight differences between the two images,  (one from ACR, the other from PS) in many cases, it would be very hard to see the difference to the naked eye. The main difference, then, in practice, is the convenience and the workflow. (Thank you Eric Chan for this information!)


  • By Beth - 6:26 AM on February 1, 2011  

    Does that apply to Lightroom too?

  • By Phil Pool - 11:52 AM on February 1, 2011  

    Hi Julie,
    I import into LR3, .CR2 files and color correct. Then I export .jpgs for selling to clients. After an order, I go to the bridge (I know I could ‘edit in’ from LR3, but don’t want to) and open them directly into PS CS5. How do I know if the xmp info is actually being applied so what I see in PS is the same as LR?

    Any articles or videos available to answer this?