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Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Converting Batch of Raw Photos to JPEGs


Is there an easy straight forward way to take a batch of photos in Bridge and convert them from Raw photos to JPEG? I have an industrial shoot that I shot in Raw format. The shots will be used on a Web site so I need to convert all of them (about 100) to JPEG format. There must be an easy automated way to do this from Bridge (I hope).


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9/12/2008 5:30:08 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi Kimber,
Select all the Raw images you want to convert and open them at the same time in PS. They will all be loaded into ACR and you can select them all again and save as .tif or .jpg and also the quality you would like them saved as.


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9/12/2008 12:31:05 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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  What is ACR?


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9/12/2008 1:42:43 PM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Adobe Camera Raw: It's the Photoshop program that edits Raw images. If you click on a Raw image to open in PS, ACR is what it opens in.
You can open several images at a time from Bridge, hold the command or control key while clicking on the images, and then right click open and they should all open in ACR. There, you can do individual edits if you wish, and if there are any you don't want to include in the batch select the Trash icon and it will omit it. After that, you "select all" (it will leave out any marked as "trash") and then save and it will prompt you for what folder and what type you want to save the image as.


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9/12/2008 1:53:25 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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  Carlton,
Thank you so much - it worked beautifully!
Kimber


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9/13/2008 1:11:34 PM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi Amber, I am happy it worked out for you & I am happy to help.
Carlton


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9/14/2008 8:31:38 AM

 
Phillip A. Flusche
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2003
  There is another program that will do the same thing. If you have Nikon Camera it probably came with Nikon Capture NX or NX2. Open the program and then selct the folder where you photos are and then before opening any of them for editing select all of the them (RAW) and then select save as. In the save as window you can select where the save folder will be. Then just selct JPG or TIF as the extension and the files will be saved where specified as JPG or TIF.


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9/16/2008 6:15:00 AM

 
Robert F. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/24/2002
  Google Irfanview, its a free download and works well. Someone told me about it on BetterPhoto.


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9/16/2008 2:20:13 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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  Thanks guys,
The suggestion to use bridge worked great!


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9/16/2008 2:25:37 PM

 
Roy Blinston
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2005
  You can automate big groups of Pics in Photoshop using BATCH (in Menus).

I have Photoshop 7 and cannot open my RAW files. What is this ACR you refer to (does it work in PS7) or is there another way of opening them????


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9/17/2008 10:16:28 AM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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  Im afraid I have no way of knowing about PS 7. If you open your raw photos and they come up in Adobe Raw Converter then you will see a column on the left with buttons on top that say Select All and Synchronize. If you push the select all at the top left and the save as button on the bottom left you get a dialog asking where and in what format. This is where you can choose jpegs or tiffs to save to a separate folder. Hope that helps


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9/17/2008 12:43:33 PM

 
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