Using Camera RAW with Multiple Images

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Camera RAW can apply the same settings to multiple images. This is especially useful for images shot under similar lighting conditions and intended to display together. Images processed together show some variation in lighting, but appear to come from the same scene. Obviously, processing multiple images together speeds up the work.

To open multiple images in Camera RAW:

1 In Bridge, select multiple RAW image files and double-click on one of the images. Select images shot under the same or similar lighting conditions. Or in Photoshop, select multiple RAW images using the File Open dialog. Photoshop displays the Camera RAW dialog with a filmstrip along the left side of all the selected files.

2 Click in the Select All button at the top of the filmstrip to select all the images.

3 Make adjustments to the Exposure, White Balance and WorkflowSpace options as you would for one image. Evaluate the top image as you make these adjustments.

4 Once the top image appears accurate, select the individual images in the filmstrip to inspect the effect of these setting on each image. Make small adjustments to each image as necessary.

5 Click on "Open xx Images" to process and open all of the images in Photoshop. It can take some time to open several images.

Or, click on "Save xx Images" to process each image and save them back to the same folder. Since you cannot save a processed RAW file, save them in another file format; TIF is a good choice. If there are many images to process, save the image files in the background.

Open the first processed image and begin working as soon as it's saved back to the folder.

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