Adobe Raw Processor for non-Raw files?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eyeon, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. eyeon macrumors regular

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    I have Adobe CS2 (as well as Photoshop CS3 Beta, for now) and I would like to open an image file (JEPG, PSD, TIF, etc.) in the Adobe Photoshop Raw processor, and I'm not sure how I can trick it into letting me do that. I feel like there's gotta be a way.

    Anyone know how I might be able to do this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Bridge in CS3 has "open in camera raw" as an option.
     
  3. eyeon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, even easier than I thought -- thanks a ton!
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    yeah, for anyone reading this without CS3, lightroom enables you to do almost anything with jpeg that you could do with RAW otherwise. there's a 30 day free trial. lightroom is the best thing ever to happen to the digital imaging software market in my opinion.

    and to eyeon, lightroom can also do way more than ACR.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Same for Aperture. It can do anything with any file type. The difference is the range of adjustment possible.
     
  6. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    i do believe raw gives you more dynamic range to play with
     
  7. eyeon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I used to have Lightroom and fell in love with it, but my trial period expired. I may have good reason to justify buying it though. You have just reminded me that it is probably a good idea!
     

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