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Mon, Nov 30, 2020 4:39 PM

Adobe Camera Raw 12 onwards with Photoshop Elements

I'm not sure if it's just in conjunction with Photoshop Elements 2021, but in ACR 12 onwards, the menu under the ... at the right hand side no longer has the bottom two menu items, "Save New Camera Raw Defaults" and "Reset Camera Raw Defaults". I use these regularly, so I've been forced to return to ACR 11. Is there a good reason why these menu items have been removed? Please restore them.

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2 months ago

Forgive me if I am in error, as I only use the Ps version of ACR, rather than the hobbled PsE one, but the way defaults works there has evolved somewhat.  You cannot just "save new camera raw default" in one click, but (at least in the full ACR) you can relatively easily set up ISO variable defaults that can be locked to a camera model/serial number. 

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2 months ago

I'm aware of the menu options under the "gear" symbol in the full ACR (e.g. as described at https://jkost.com/blog/2020/06/rawdefaults-acrv12-3.html). However, as you say, PSE "hobbles" ACR, and you don't get the "Preset" part of the menu. So there appears to be no way in ACR 12 onwards when used with PSE of saving defaults to use on multiple images.

I've spent several hours over about a week in online chats or e-mails with Adobe Support. For a long time they were unaware of the change between ACR 11 and ACR 12, and even took over my machine to install different versions of ACR, expecting the menu items to return. Now they understand that it has been removed, and could only suggest that I commented online.

It's very annoying to have paid to upgrade PSE to 2021, only to find that the supplied version of ACR has had facilities removed. Obviously I don't expect PSE to support all the features that PS does, but I don't expect an "upgrade" to *remove* features that I find important. For now, I can work around it by reverting to ACR 11, but this is not ideal.

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Well the new full ACR has the ability to turn off panels, shame that they have put a similar feature to use by turning off the Preset panel in your ACR.  Maybe it saves them writing more versions...

If you have paid for CC for a while does full ACR become disabled when you stop paying? 

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"the new full ACR has the ability to turn off panels" – ah, this probably explains the situation: Adobe did it because they now easily could. Sigh...

I don't know the answer to your question about CC.