Image Processing Reference
Applying from Bridge
Bridge offers Photoshop users two ways to apply settings to multiple RAW images
without converting them. If you've already made changes to one of your RAW files,
start by selecting it in Bridge, and then follow these steps:
Choose Edit > Apply Camera Raw Settings > Copy Camera Raw Settings, or
type Ctrl+Alt+C (Macintosh Cmd+Opt+C).
Select the other RAW images to which you want to apply the new settings.
Shift+click to select contiguous files, Ctrl/Cmd+click to select noncontiguous files.
Choose Edit > Apply Camera Raw Settings > Paste Camera Raw Settings, or type
Ctrl+Alt+V (Macintosh Cmd+Opt+V). The Paste Camera Raw Settings dialog,
shown in Figure 5.3, opens and displays the options available to you.
Paste Camera Raw Settings lets
you copy everything or just a sin-
gle adjustment—the choice is
all yours. I've selected the Adjust-
ments Subset in this example.
The Paste Camera Raw Settings dialog lets you pick and choose which adjust-
ments you want to apply. This has come in handy for me on several occasions when
I've made more adjustments to an image than I want to apply everywhere. You can
either click each checkbox to select or unselect the adjustment, or you can select Subset
from the dropdown list and then select the settings you want to apply. When you click
OK, the marked adjustments will be applied to all selected images.
The other option for applying settings is similar but more direct. You'll still need
to have made changes to one of the RAW images. Rather than copying and pasting set-
tings to other images, select Edit > Apply Camera Raw Settings > Previous Conversion.
This is an all-or-nothing choice; you don't have the option to select subsets or individ-
Note: If you're not happy with the changes, just select Edit > Apply Camera Raw Settings > Clear
Camera Raw Settings to revert to the original settings.