Given the recent changes made to Adobe Camera Raw 12.3, I spent the holiday weekend updating my previous post of shortcuts, tips, and tricks for using Adobe Camera Raw. You can view them below or use this link (2020_ACR_Shortcuts) to download the 10 page PDF!
I’m pleased to announce that Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) v12.3 has a new, modernized interface, ISO Adaptive Presets, Local Hue editing and more.
The new Raw Defaults interface in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) provide a much easier and more intuitive way to assign and manage the default rendering of your raw files across multiple camera models. Raw Defaults enable you to set custom defaults instead of having to first import files and then change settings.
Josh Bury, Sr. Computer Scientist on the Adobe Camera Raw team, wrote an excellent article calling out best practices for shooting and stitching multiple images together using the Merge to Panorama command (found in Lightroom Classic, ACR, and Lightroom on the desktop). He has great suggestions both for capture and post processing so be sure to check it out here: From the ACR Team: Merge to Panorama.
Adobe Camera Raw’s new Raw Defaults Settings panel provides a much easier and more intuitive way to assign and manage the default rendering of your raw files across multiple camera models. For example, you may want to change the default rendering setting (such as apply a custom camera profile, change the amount of sharpening, or enable lens profile corrections), on all of the images that you import from one camera model but not from another instead of first importing your photos and then having to changing the settings.
I’m excited to share my top ten favorite updates, new features, and hidden gems in Photoshop 2020 (v21).
Adobe Camera Raw 11.4 – GPU Accelerated Image Editing, Save as PNG, Profile & Preset Enhancements and More!
I’m excited to announce the following new features and updates to Adobe Camera Raw including GPU Accelerated Image Editing, Save as PNG, smarter Profile and Preset handling, and enhancements to 360 Aware Image editing.
The new non-destructive Texture slider (available as both a global as well as a local adjustment) in Adobe Camera Raw, can be used to decrease or increase the appearance of “texture” in a photograph while still retaining fine details.
This release of Adobe Camera Raw includes the new Enhanced Details feature, additional camera and lens profile support, and addresses bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Adobe Camera Raw.
Most Creative profiles in Lightroom and Camera Raw have an Amount slider which can be used to vary the strength of the profile. (I say “most” because the creator of the profile has the option to disable the effect of the Amount slider). Note: the Raw profiles that Adobe ships do not have an Amount slider.
It’s easier than ever to create raw, high dynamic range, raw panoramas using the new Merge to HDR Panorama feature in Adobe Camera Raw. Instead of having to first merge each of the bracketed exposures together and then stitching the resulting HDR files together, you can now do both at once with the new Merge to HDR Panorama command. The video below demonstrates how.
I thought it might be helpful to list all of my free videos on Adobe Camera Raw in a single location. Or, if you have a subscription to Lynda.com | LinkedIn learning, click here to watch my complete Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series.
I’be listed my favorite shortcuts for Adobe Camera Raw as well as included a link to a PDF.
This video (Creating and Applying Camera Raw Presets in Adobe Camera Raw), is one of several “unlocked” videos in my Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series. In it, I demonstrate how to become more efficient in Camera Raw by creating and applying presets to multiple images at a time.