Photoshop CC 2017: How do I JPEG's with Camera Raw? The RAW editor is much easier to edit in.

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I've noticed that if I open a RAW file, Photoshop CC 2017 will open it in a very simple to use editor.  If I open a JPEG, it goes straight into Photoshop, which is much more frustrating to use for editing a photo quickly.  Is there some way to edit JPEGS the same was as RAW files?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Instead of 'Open', use 'Open As' and choose the 'raw...' option?
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I'll try that.  Thanks.
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Alex Stiner

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I don't have an "Open As" option that I can find.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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I have a French version, the shortcut is Alt -Shift - Ctrl - O
Just right next to the file name, you get a dropdown menu where your can choose:
the 'Camera Raw, (*Tiff...' format option.
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I didn't think to mention I'm running a Macbook Pro.
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You may be able to open from bridge with open in raw editor? Sorry, not at my computer right now
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Filter/Camera Raw
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Alex Stiner

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Not sure what that means.
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Kent Messamore

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There is a Camera Raw filter in Photoshop that can be used for JPEGs.
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James Gray

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You can also configure Adobe Camera Raw to open jpegs.
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Alex Stiner

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Okay.  What is Adobe Camera Raw and how do I do that?  Sorry for all the dumb questions, I'm still fairly new to this software.  I want to keep it simple for now until I get comfortable with that and don't get discouraged, then start into the more advanced options.
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You could:
1. Open your JPG normally
2. Choose menu Filter -> Camera Raw Filter (5. position in the Filter menu)

This will open the same dialog as wen you open a RAW image.

Not to confuse you, but optionally you could:
- Choose the menu Filter -> Convert to Smart Object (2. position in the filter menu)
- Then do step 2 from above.

The advantage of this is that your Smart Object will contain the unedited version of your JPG and the filter is applied non destructively. Meaning, you can re-adjust the camera raw adjustments you made.

Hope this helps...
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https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/using/navigate-open-save-images-camera.html

On Windows go to Edit > Preferences > Camera Raw...
On Mac go to the Photoshop menu > Preferences > Camera Raw...

In the JPEG and TIFF handling section, set JPEG to : "Automatically open all supported JPEGs"

All JPEGs will open with Camera Raw rather than opening directly in Photoshop.
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I haven't gotten to try that yet, but that sounds like exactly what I was wanting!  I think it's a lot easier for a novice like me to edit in RAW than directly in Photoshop.  Thank you very much!  I'm looking forward to trying that later today.
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I just tried it and that worked perfectly!  Thank you so much for helping me out!  Is there some way I can give you "thanks" on here or boost your support rating?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Closing the loop and acknowledging your question is answered is thanks enough.
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Alex Stiner

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Well, thank you very much!  I've been flying through editing prom pictures for a friend's niece.  They really appreciate it as well.