Camera Raw: Save current edits in Adobe Camera Raw

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This little feature would have saved me from losing work on a number of occasions.

There should be an option to save the changes made to raw files without closing out of ACR.

This would be helpful so that you can save your work along the way without having to close and re-open a large batch of raw files.

Also, would helpful if you want to make changes in raw... save those changes, and then also open the files into Photoshop for editing.

Along these lines, it would be an AWESOME feature if there was an option to automatically save all the current edits to a snapshot on all the selected raw files, rather than having to save snapshots one at a time.
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Dan Berdal

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Using Lightroom for your workflow may be a better fit for you, if what you're requesting is important to you.

Lightroom is designed to make mass operations easy. ACR is more about doing one thing at a time with more clumsy ways to do mass operations. So instead of requesting ACR do things for mass images, easily, use the product that was designed to do this from the start.

I used to use Bridge/ACR/PS for my photo work. Now I use LR almost exclusively. If I do need to use Photoshop on a photo, LR still has the Edit in Photoshop capability, but I spend most of my time doing non-destructive ACR-type adjustments so LR is what I use.
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Personally I think that trying to convince photographers that they need photoshop/bridge as well as lightroom is pretty much a scam.

ACR + bridge works very well and the tools in lightroom are about 95% redundant or seem like they are aimed at amateurs (which isn't a bad thing for amateurs).

A few extra features in ACR would lend lightroom irrelevant for people who own photoshop + bridge... this might not sell more copies of lightroom, but it might just make a few customers happy.
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@ steve - I wasn't trying to imply that you were incorrect in your statement that lightroom is probably better if you mainly work with raw images, and I know a lot of poeple handle their workflow in the way that you described.

My point was that ACR plugin could use a few small improvements to make it comparable to lightroom and then those of us who are putting down the big bucks on photoshop wouldn't have to mess around with separate program.