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12.3 Database instead of Sidecar Files?

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Jun 21, 2020

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Updated to 12.3 and latest version of Photoshop CS. Am I crazy (possibly), I don't see the option to choose a database instead of separate XMP Sidecar files. Is this feature gone? Using a MacBook Pro running Catalina. Thanks.

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12.3 Database instead of Sidecar Files?

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Updated to 12.3 and latest version of Photoshop CS. Am I crazy (possibly), I don't see the option to choose a database instead of separate XMP Sidecar files. Is this feature gone? Using a MacBook Pro running Catalina. Thanks.

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Jun 22, 2020

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We have exactly the same issue here. Camera Raw database seems to be gone. Let's hope that this is a bug soon to be fixed and not a "feature".

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2020

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I reverted back to ACR 12.2 because of this issue, and am waiting until they fix it.  ACR 12.3 still uses the database for all your existing raw files, but as soon as you change an image, it writes the settings into an XMP file instead.

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Jun 23, 2020

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Unfortunately, ACR is not writing auto-assigned profile changes to XMP. This mean the changes are not portable and Bridge does not recognize that the files has adjustments.

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Jun 26, 2020

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I have the same issue. I contacted Adobe and they have acknowledged that it could be a bug. I got around the problem by overwriting the newest ACR release with the previous version. No need to uninstall anything; just go to the Adobe web site and download the previous version of ACR and install it. 

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Jul 01, 2020

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Thank you Gary for taking the time. If I understand you correctly, this means that one can install the latest version of Pshop and then simply revert to the previous ACR. This would allow you to benefit from the enhancements in Pshop while keeping the previous ACR.

 

BTW I love the part "could be a bug". Which means, translated in proper English, "is an effing bug".

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Jul 01, 2020

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Hi Roger. Yes, that's what I did. Luckily, unlike a lot of other software, Adobe appears to allow over-writing of a newer version of ACR with an older version, without affecting the latest version of Photoshop. In fact I have since received a email from Adobe suggesting I do exactly that and stick with ACR 12.2 until they fix the issues associated with version 12.3. My understanding is that this will be overwritten automatically on the next automated update for ACR. Of course, if that version doesn't fix the bug, then I guess I'll be reinstalling version 12.2 again...

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