December 31, 2009

Quick tip: Reviewing images as B&Ws in Bridge

I just saw a feature request for Adobe Bridge that covers something that’s already possible. A photographer requested a way to review all his images as black & whites. Here’s my simple suggestion:

  • Open an image in Camera Raw and create a B&W treatment you like.
  • Create a preset via the “Save Settings…” option in the little menu* on the right-hand side of the Camera Raw tabs.
  • Once you’ve made a preset, you can batch-apply it to images in Bridge by selecting the images, then choosing Edit->Develop Settings->{Your Preset Name}.

* Side note: I can’t adequately describe how annoying I find it that we (Adobe collectively) make this menu & similar ones so hard to see. I don’t have control over all such decisions.

Posted by John Nack at 1:17 PM on December 31, 2009
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