Image Processing Reference
File Type has a number of options available, but you'll want to select TIFF for
normal conversions. This converts your images at 16-bit (if selected in Camera Raw)
for the most color information possible.
Note: If you convert files to JPEG, they will be saved as 8-bit images regardless of the setting in
In general, I don't recommend using the Quick Fix settings in Process Multiple
Files. There are exceptions to this of course, which I'll discuss later in this chapter.
Converting from Organizer (Windows Only)
Organizer has a very limited form of batch conversions. In fact, it really isn't a batch at
all but an interactive way to open multiple RAW files for editing. File Browser is a
much better way to convert multiple RAW images, but it can be done through Orga-
nizer if you feel the need.
To get started, launch Organizer by clicking Photo Browser
Photoshop Elements toolbar.
Select the RAW files you want to convert by Shift+clicking for contiguous files
or Ctrl+clicking for noncontiguous files.
Next choose Edit > Go To Standard Edit. This will open Adobe Camera Raw
with the first image. If you've already made your corrections in File Browser, just
click the OK button to convert the image. Camera Raw will automatically open
the next selected RAW file, continuing until all selected images have been con-
verted. Organizer displays a lock icon over the images that are selected for con-
version, as shown in Figure 5.10, and a lock with the text Edit In Progress for
images that have been converted and opened in Elements.
If you haven't applied settings to the RAW files you're opening from Organizer,
the quickest method is to make the adjustments to the first image and then select Previ-
ous Conversion from the Camera Raw Settings dropdown list.
Figure 5.10 Organizer tracks which images are selected for conversion with a banner and lock icon. (Images courtesy of
Art Morris, www.birdsasart.com )