If you shoot RAW (and you probably should if you don’t) and you use ACR/Photoshop, here’s a power user tip.

To get the most out of your RAW files, turn your photograph into a Smart Object in Photoshop.

This provides a two-way bridge between Photoshop and ACR to your photograph.

Simply Shift-Click the OPEN command in ACR to launch an image into Photoshop as a Smart Object. When you perform your edits in Photoshop, you have the ability to return to the image in ACR by just double-clicking on the Smart Object layer icon.


Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to the general public – September 6-11, 2011 in Las Vegas. See you there –