Old version of image trumphs new one

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I sent a bunch of jpg ́s to a client, who got back to me and wanted some adjustments to the hue of the images. I opened them in bridge, did the changes and shipped over the images again. But when the client opens the images, they still look like the old ones. I looked at them, and when viewing them in apple preview program, they look like the old version, but when opening them in photoshop or bridge, they look like the adjusted version. Also have another related problem: say I ́ve edited a bunch of images and saved them as jpgs. If I then open them in bridge and turn them into b/w ́s and save them in a new place, under a new name, the original jpgs will ALSO turn into b/w ́s. Very annoying!
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Anders Andersson

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Posted 7 months ago

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Sounds like you edited the jpegs in Camera Raw. Camera Raw does not change the pixels, but saves the edits in the metadata. You have to use 'Save Image' (lower left corner) to get a new copy with the edits.
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Stephen Marsh

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I agree with Johan, you have to render the metadata instructions into actual edits to the pixel data. All of this and more is explained in this old video from Adobe’s Russell Brown:


As for your second problem, it is indeed related. You would need to duplicate a copy of the original colour JPEG files and then create a B&W version on the duped files, leaving the originals unchanged.

Once you understand how metadata based “edits” are different to direct pixel based edits this all makes sense.

Bridge is a file browser and image “edits” are generally passed to other “helper” software such as Camera Raw or Photoshop.