Photoshop/Bridge: How do I enable Camera Raw to work with Tiff and JPEG files?

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Photoshop CS 6 - Camera Raw:+

Ich arbeite so gern mit Camera Raw.
ABER: Warum kann ich Camera Raw oft nicht öffnen, weil es z.B. in Bridge DEAKTIVIERT ist?

Ich will mit tif- und jpg-Dateien in Camera Raw arbeiten.

Aber Photoshop ist unfähig, dieses Programm einfach und direkt - OHNE Bridge -
zugänglich zu machen.
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Photo shop CS 6 - Camera Raw:

I work so with pleasure with Camera Raw.
BUT: Why can I not often open Camera Raw because it is a DEACTIVATED, e.g., in bridge?

I want to work with tif-and jpg files in Camera Raw.

But photo shop is incapable, this program simply and directly - without bridge-
to do accessibly.


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Thank you very much for you answer to my problem.

My preferences in Photoshop are o.k. like your screen shot.
But there are still difficulties to open a picture .....

WHY is the opening of a picture in camera raw so very difficult?

Why is it not possible to open a picture in camera raw via
⇒ Photoshop ⇒ File ⇒ "open in Camera raw" directly ?

I am not interested in where the pictures came from.
There may be .jpg or .tiff or .psd- pictures. They all must open in
camera raw, if I wish so !

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I think Adobe assumes Bridge will be your gateway into Photoshop, not merely using Photoshop / File, and the Open With Settings preferences facilitate this when starting with Bridge.

If you don't usually use Bridge and want ALL your JPGs and TIFFs to open in ACR, then change those two preferences from the With Settings one to the All Supported one.

And if you want to open things in ACR sometimes and not other times, then you can always just use PS / File / Open As... / set the type to Camera Raw.

PSDs are different because they have Layers whereas ACR doesn't know how to deal with layers and only ever edits the compatability preview. If your files don't have layers then save them as something besides PSD (TIFF, perhaps) so you you won't lose anything by opening them in ACR.

Now if you really do want ACR as your initial editing step, then you migth consider using Lightroom which has the ACR adjustments but also allows using Edit in Photoshop for any image.