I use "Open in Camera Raw" option in Adobe Bridge to open .JPG files in Camera Raw. (screenshot - https://beta.ctrlv.cz/MrZ0 )
But when I want to open .PNG file, this option is not active.
Please how to open .PNG file in Camera Raw?
I don't believe you can. However, the Camera RAW filter inside Photoshop has the same tools.
yes using camera raw starting from photoshop to edit .png is correct and works fine thank you.
Here's a hint (if you do not already know this), if you convert your image into a Smart Object, you can go back and make adjustments. If you do not do this, you're permanently locking in the changes as you work.
Yes you are correct Smart objects are a great non destructive editing tool a must in my workflow, they have been around quite some time. my first version of photoshop was CS
Opening all file types to view in Bridge would be helpfull when trying to create visual continuity over a large number of images for delivery to a client.
me too you used to be able to open .png now its another thing that dosent work blocked functionalty taken away while junk increases.
Sorry Debbie, the only files you could open in ACR are raw, DNG, tif, and jpg. PNG was never able to be opened in ACR.
HOWEVER, as Lumigraphics stated, once an image is opened in PS, use the ACR filter, you're good!
Bridge has been udated multiple times and seems to change with the updates. I have been using it since 2014, I liked it better in the days before, they began to make it behave /look like light room. I dont use lightroom. Camera raw /ACR is the same app used in photoshop bridge and lightroom as far as i understand? .PNG editing can be performed as per Lumigraphics post.
open in photoshop apply acr edits save as...any format open as... in Bridge.
I would like to open .Png in the version of ACR that ships with Bridge too as its quicker and gives a beter over view and allows tweeking here and there while sorting multiple files /types/ versions with large groups of images, ( a full shoot) as well as being able to open it in the version of ACR that ships with Photoshop....for one layer at a time. I thought i could include .png in theis process in the past, but happy to be corrected, I dont know if lightroom lets you work on .pngs beore opening in PS? I wish they would allow it in Bridge.
It's not an issue of Bridge, it's an issue of ACR. ACR can't work with the PNG format. However, once you open the image, it's not a PNG, raw, TIFF, PSD, or JPG. It's pixels and, at that point, ACR can easily work with pixels.
At least on the Mac (not sure about Windows), ACR can also edit HEIC files in addition to the other supported formats. To my recollection, PNG has never been a supported format in ACR.
Although dated, the fundamentals don't change and this old Russell Brown video is still good today:
CS3: Adjusting JPEG and TIFF Images with Adobe Camera Raw
yes it can but it cant do .png.
Hi, I would like to open PNG files in Camera Raw from Bridge. This will allow the ENHANCE feature to be used.
This option is not available from Photoshop. Ummmmm
Also, why not?
I will agree with you the benefits of opening a file first in ACR, doing what you need to do, and then opening in PS (if necessary) is a great workflow process.
But, not only can you not open a png into ACR, but you also cannot open a PSD into ACR. The "whys" of this are not in my paygrade. However, you can open ANY kind of image with ACR if you first convert them into a jpg or (better yet) a tif image format.
Yes, it's not direct, but there are times when using computers when you need to get the job done and bypass the way you want it to be done (or think that it should be done).
Go into Bridge -> Tools -> Image Processor and convert one or a slew of images into TIF format, and have a great time in ACR.
Plan "B" is to open the png in PS, convert it to a Smart Object, then open the ACR Filter.
On the other hand, you can let these images sit and wait for Adobe to make it possible to adjust png and PSD images in ACR.
Thank you for your reply and suggestions.
I find it difficult to comprehend that a slick company like Adobe, with all its incredible advances in many fields, cannot find a convenient solution to this entire scenario. Surely!
What a hotchpotch.
Or, at least offer some explanation.
Just my 5 cents worth
If I knew, I would tell you why. Please be aware that most of the folks here and I do NOT work for Adobe. We do this because we enjoy helping folks. I'm sure if you called Adobe, you'd talk with folks like us who are not engineers and also could not explain the reasons.
I assure you that if they cannot make it possible to run a Photoshop Document (PSD) in ACR, there must be some major reasons. Anyhow, I gave you two good ways to work with pngs in ACR direction and indirectly. Enjoy, and your welcome!
I believe that only Super Resolution is available when enhancing non-RAW files.